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Civilians paying price for Iraqi insecurity, EU says

Civilians paying price for Iraqi insecurity, EU says

BAGHDAD, March 13 (UPI) -- The European commissioner in charge if humanitarian aid said Thursday the people of Iraq were once again suffering as a result of national security issues.

ICRC's Maurer arrives in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 10 (UPI) -- Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said Monday from Iraq humanitarian aid is hard to come by because of the violence.

Sectarian violence leaves 65,000 displaced in central Iraq

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- More than 65,000 people have been displaced over the past week in central Iraq due to violent clashes, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

'Mass atrocities' committed on both sides of conflict in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A United Nations official said the humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan has rapidly deteriorated since violent clashes began a month ago.

More U.N. staff sent to Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The United Nations said Tuesday its refugee agency sent additional emergency staff to the Central African Republic to deal with those displaced by violence.

French troops intervene in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- United Nations agencies voiced alarm Friday at deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Central African Republic, as France began a military intervention.
U.N. calls for $301 million in aid for the Philippines

U.N. calls for $301 million in aid for the Philippines

MANILA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The United Nations has issued an appeal for $301 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the Philippines, where survival supplies are desperately needed.

U.N. condemns Australia's treatment of refugees

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- United Nations Human Rights Committee has said Australia must release 46 asylum seekers who have been held for more than four years and compensate them for their time.

Syria pledges aid to war victims

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said Monday the government spent $1.2 million in compensation for people affected by the national crisis.

New bridge opens escape route for Syrian refugees

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A new bridge along Syria's border with Iraq turned into an escape route for thousands of refugees fleeing Syria, the United Nations said.

Myanmar violence raises new concerns

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Peaceful dialogue is needed in Myanmar to resolve differences following deadly clashes in the western coastal state of Rakhine, the United Nations said.

U.N. again voices concern over Central African Republic violence

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- United Nations humanitarian agencies again voiced concern for lawlessness in the Central African Republic, saying 63,000 refugees have left the country.

Culture of fear grips Central African Republic

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations said Tuesday it is "extremely concerned" about the state of lawlessness in the Central African Republic.

Malians prepare for Sunday election

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 24 (UPI) -- Those displaced by conflict in Mali said they feel national elections will help ensure peace and stability in the country, a U.N. representative said.

U.N. expresses concern for refugees fleeing Congo violence to Uganda

UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (UPI) -- The United Nations Tuesday expressed concern for refugees displaced by fighting in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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