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UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

A top UN envoy on Wednesday pleaded with the Security Council to help break the siege of Aleppo, warning that residents of the Syrian city were at risk of extermination. “For the sake of humanity we call on – we plead — with the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane- U.N. chief

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane- U.N. chief

Oct 11, – A “massive response” is needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the United Nations is mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery under way, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. “Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map,” Ban told reporters. “Tensions […]

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Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters, 14 injured

Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters, 14 injured

Aug  23, – However, local residents said the clashes erupted after troops fired tear gas indiscriminately to intimidate villagers while moving through the villages. They said the agitated villagers objected and retaliated with rocks, and the troops responded by firing live ammunition and shotgun pellets. Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired bullets and shotgun pellets […]

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Flood waters swirl in south India even as rain eases

Flood waters swirl in south India even as rain eases

Dec 04, – By late morning, state capital Chennai had seen little or no rain for almost 24 hours. The government has set up 97 relief camps, which are currently providing food and shelter to an estimated 62,000 people. But local residents were still complaining bitterly that their homes remained inundated and help from the […]

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Two die, 3,000 homeless in South Africa shack fire

Two die, 3,000 homeless in South Africa shack fire

Nov 30, – “Disaster risk management and the South African Red Cross Service are on scene to co-ordinate relief efforts including providing food, baby packs, mattresses and blankets,” mayor Patricia de Lille said in a statement. Two people died and about 3,000 were left homeless when a fire destroyed 800 shacks at the Masiphumelele informal […]

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Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Apr 15, – Although a five-day humanitarian truce was largely holding, and aid was getting to some of the millions of Yemenis deprived of food, fuel and medicine, tensions were also mounting over an Iranian relief ship, which Saudi Arabia insisted on inspecting. A top member of Iran’s parliament called Saudi Arabia’s King Salman a […]

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Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Apr 30, – Many people have been sleeping in the open after the quake – the United Nations has said 600,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. It has said eight million people have been affected, with at least two million in need of tents, water, food and medicines over the next three months.Dandal said foreign […]

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Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

Apr 27, – By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise significantly. Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days […]

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U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

Aug 31, – President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli’s mostly ethnic Turkmen population. The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian […]

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France says no known health impact from mobile phones

France says no known health impact from mobile phones

Oct 15, – The National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (Anses) said that, in lab tests, electromagnetic emissions had had a “biological” effect on cells, although evidence for this was “limited.” But it saw no grounds for recommending any changes to existing laws as there was “no demonstrated impact” on health. It said, […]

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