Yemen: Aid groups tackle rising drug use among young people
15 April, 2014
Drug abuse by young people is a growing problem in Yemen. With a US$100,000 grant from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), a Danish Refugee Council (DRC) project is reducing the incidence of drug use among young people in the southern Yemeni governorate of Aden.
Twenty-year-old Ali enrolled... Read More >>
Syria: UN welcomes Kuwaiti donation, massive gaps still...
8 April, 2014
Seven UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have welcomed funding from the Government of Kuwait to support their response to the Syria crisis. But aid groups still need almost US$5.3 billion to support people affected by the crisis in 2014.
At... Read More >>
Syria Crisis: “Situation for millions of desperate people...
28 March, 2014
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos today told the Security Council that despite the adoption of its resolution one month ago on humanitarian access in Syria, “the situation for millions of desperate people has not improved.”
“Conflict and violence have intensified over the... Read More >>
Syria: Cross-border aid convoy arrives in northern Syria
20 March, 2014
The first eight trucks of a UN humanitarian convoy have arrived in northern Syria, having crossed from Turkey. The trucks – carrying food, blankets, mattresses, family kits, hygiene kits, medicines and medical supplies – are being unloaded at UN warehouses in Qamishli, in Syria... Read More >>
Syria: 6 facts at the start of the 4th year of Syria’s...
14 March, 2014
This week marks three years since the start of Syria’s brutal conflict. The UN estimates that 9 million people need aid and protection inside Syria. A further 2.5 million have fled the country, seeking refuge in neighbouring countries or in North Africa.
As the world pauses to... Read More >>