News by topic: Humanitarian Aid


More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda; 'A good start, we cannot stop,' says UN chief

23 June – A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.


Security 'number one concern' of displaced Iraqis seeking to return home – UN study

23 June – With three million Iraqis remaining internally displaced across the country, the United Nations migration agency today published findings of a study showing that the decision to return or remain displaced depends largely on how close their home is to the frontline of conflict.


In Uganda, UN chief meets with South Sudanese refugees, urges world to show solidarity

22 June – With Uganda hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people.


Uganda and UN to convene 'solidarity summit' amid fast-growing refugee emergency

21 June – Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is set to host in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes.


Warring parties in Yemen 'must take all feasible precautions' to minimize harm to civilians – UN envoy

21 June – Civilians in Yemen continue to be killed and injured during Ramadan, despite calls for the conflict parties to respect their obligations under international law, the senior United Nations aid official in the country warned today.


Nigerian refugees returning to “dangerously unprepared” situation, UN agency chief warns

21 June – Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United Nations refugee chief calls “dangerously unprepared to receive them.”


As crises multiply, UN revises annual aid appeal to assist over 100 million around the world

21 June – As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world reach record levels, United Nations and relief partners have revised their global aid appeal to $23.5 billion – up nearly 6 per cent from the original $22.2 billion announced late last year.


Protection of civilians in Syria must be ensured, stresses UN chief Guterres

21 June – Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.


Heading to Uganda for 'solidarity summit,' UN chief marks World Refugee Day with calls for action

20 June – Refugee protection is not a matter of solidarity or generosity, but an obligation under international law, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said, detailing five strong appeals to the international community for respecting refugees' rights.


Africa's largest refugee crisis now a 'children's crisis' – UNICEF

20 June – Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence and instability in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund has called on governments to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected.