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UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

The United Nations has alerted aid groups to be prepared for a possible humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen, starting as early as Friday (July 3), that would allow them to deliver assistance to some of the 21 million people in need.

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Nations pledge $3.8bn for Syria humanitarian crisis

Countries have pledged $3.8 billion to help with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said at a summit in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday. The United Nations is seeking to fund aid efforts

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Humanitarians ‘more globally admired than top world leaders’

Humanitarians are more globally admired than top world leaders like Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II, according to a new global YouGov poll. The global study by YouGov revealed that Bill Gates, who made his name as a co-founder

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Gaza 5-hour truce goes into force

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force on Thursday, hours after the Israeli military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza. About a dozen Palestinian fighters tunnelled unde

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Bahrain to set up humanitarian law panel

A National Committee for International Humanitarian Law will be soon formed in Bahrain. It will comprise representatives from Foreign Affairs, Defence and Interior ministries along with the Information Affairs Authority, National

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Red Cross calls for humanitarian pause in Syria

The Red Cross has appealed for a halt in the fierce fighting between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs, to bring in life-saving supplies to trapped residents. The International Committee

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Deloitte launches humanitarian crisis programme

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its member firm network have launched a humanitarian crisis programme to enhance crisis preparedness and emergency response worldwide. The Humanitarian Innovation Program will deliver two global pro bo

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CARE takes part in Dubai summit

CARE International, a leading humanitarian organization known for its fight against global poverty, will share its new humanitarian strategy with partners and discuss collaboration opportunities at the 10th Dubai International Humanitarian Aid &

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Qatar gives $100m in aid to Syria

  Qatar has given $100 million in aid to Syrians stricken by their country's civil war, Qatar's state news agency said on Thursday, the first tranche of at least $900 million pledged by Gulf states.  

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UN plans aid for 1 million struggling Syrians

A confidential UN plan for responding to humanitarian needs of about one million Syrians, based on a joint assessment carried out with Syrian officials from March 18-26, was obtained by Reuters on Thursday. Syria's infrastructure has been

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