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EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

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DROUGHT. A young girl carries water from a well to her house in a village called Pernier, a 30-minute drive from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 17, 2016. According to the World Food Program, 3.6 million Haitians face food insecurity after 3 consecutive years of drought. File photo by Bahare Khodabande/EPA

The funding includes 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The European Union said Friday, April 29, it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic. Continue reading EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger’

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A maize plant among other dried maize in a field in Hoopstad in the Free State province, South Africa. The country suffered its driest year on record in 2015. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa

March 16, 2016 — More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.

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UN food agency says funding target met for Syrian refugees

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WAITING. Migrants and refugees wait at Istanbul’s Esenler Bus Terminal for buses to the Turkish-Greek border after authorities withheld tickets to Turkish border towns on September 16, 2015. Photo by Yasin Akgul / AFP
The UN food agency says an “unprecedented response” to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees

ROME, Italy (Mar. 1, 2016)— The UN food agency said Monday, February 29, an “unprecedented response” to its fundraising campaign meant it could fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrian refugees.

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UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Aleppo

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FENCED OUT. Syrian refugees wait to go back to Syria near Oncupinar Border gate in Kilis, Turkey, February 8, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA
‘The highest need and the best humanitarian response is for the bombing to stop’

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 10, 2016) — The United Nations urged Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a regime offensive around Aleppo on Tuesday, February 9, adding to calls for Russia to end air strikes ahead of fresh peace efforts.

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40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine

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AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP
At least 40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations say, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 8, 2016) — At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, February 8, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

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Aid trucks enter starvation-hit Syria town

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BADLY-NEEDED HELP. Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya as part of a landmark 6-month deal reached in September for an end to hostilities in those areas in exchange for humanitarian assistance. Photo by stringer/AFP
Residents of Madaya, Syria say they have no food, no water, and no electricity

MADAYA, Syria (Jan. 12, 2016) — The first trucks of aid entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Monday, January 11, where more than two dozen people have reportedly starved to death, as the UN called for hundreds to be evacuated for medical treatment.

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