EU increases humanitarian aid budget for education of children in emergencies

The European Commission has announced today it will further increase the part of humanitarian funding dedicated to getting children into education in crisis zones around the world. In 2018, 8% of the EU's humanitarian budget will go to education in …

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Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


In a short while, I will be joined by Amin Awad, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) …

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Mass graves, torture, and a big battle in Yemen: The cheat sheet

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors reveals what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

A neglected insurgency flourishes in Congo

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s …

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Helen Clark: Statement to the 95th Meeting of the Development Committee

Apr 19, 2017

More than twenty million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are facing famine or the risk of famine. Photo: UNDP.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the agreement signed between the United Nations …

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Deputy Secretary-General Urges Member-State Funding of $1.5 Billion Humanitarian Appeal for Lake Chad Basin, in Briefing to Security Council

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s briefing to the Security Council on the Lake Chad Basin, in New York today:

I would like to thank the members of the Security Council for the warm welcome that I have …

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Security Council Hears from Mission to Africa as Co-Chairs Report on Looming Famine, Brutal Tactics of Boko Haram in Lake Chad Basin Area

Members Hear Deputy Secretary-General’s First Address in Her New Capacity

Briefing on the heels of the Security Council’s recent visit to Africa’s Lake Chad Basin — beset by development challenges, looming famine and the brutal tactics of Boko Haram — …

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