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UN forecasts ‘worrisome’ 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for Somalia

29 January 2015 – Malnutrition rates are “stubbornly high” in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the African nation said today as he projected a “worrisome” outlook for 2015.

Lack of funding hampering humanitarian aid to war-affected Syrians – UN relief official

28 January 2015 – More funding is urgently required for humanitarian organizations to help people in desperate need in Syria, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today during a briefing on the situation in the country.

As shelling batters Ukraine’s cities, country’s children increasingly in danger – UN

27 January 2015 – The continued shelling of Ukraine's urban centres serves as a shocking reminder of the price being paid by the country's children and families, a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said today as she warned that the intensifying violence in the Eastern European country was increasingly putting children's lives in danger.

Central African Republic: UN launches appeal for refugees amid ongoing conflict

23 January 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has launched its latest appeal for funding as it continues working to help more than 450,000 Central African Republic refugees struggling to survive across the region, an agency spokesperson said today.