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UN raises alarm over increase of humanitarian needs in S. Sudan

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | A UN senior official on Friday raised the alarm over the projected increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Sudan Sara Beysolow Nyanti said an estimated 9.4 million people, a staggering 76 percent of …

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Sudanese leader pledges support for humanitarian missions

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Thursday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations and provide safety for their personnel, particularly in the poverty-stricken Darfur region. Al-Burhan made the pledge in a meeting with Eddie Rowe, representative of …

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Humanitarian ‘pause’ takes effect in Syria enclave

Douma, Syria | AFP | A humanitarian “pause” announced by Russia in Syria’s deadly bombardment of Eastern Ghouta took effect Tuesday, offering a short window for the enclave’s traumatised residents to emerge from their basements. The daily five-hour respite, which began at 9:00 am (0700 GMT), was announced by Russia …

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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Aid workers in Sierra Leone warned of a humanitarian crisis on Friday as the official death toll passed 400, with more than a hundred children among the victims — and a similar number orphaned. Heavy rains that hit the capital Freetown on Monday triggered the …

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