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$13 bn needed in 2014 for humanitarian aid, says UN

Dec 16 2013, 2:46pm CST | by

Geneva, Dec 17 (IANS) The United Nations and humanitarian partners Monday appealed for some $13 billion in 2014 to help millions of people in humanitarian need around the world, with half of the funds going to Syria and the neighbouring region.

Geneva, Dec 17 — The United Nations and humanitarian partners Monday appealed for some $13 billion in 2014 to help millions of people in humanitarian need around the world, with half of the funds...

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$13 bn needed in 2014 for humanitarian aid, says UN

Dec 16 2013, 2:46pm CST | by

Geneva, Dec 17 (IANS) The United Nations and humanitarian partners Monday appealed for some $13 billion in 2014 to help millions of people in humanitarian need around the world, with half of the funds going to Syria and the neighbouring region.

Geneva, Dec 17 — The United Nations and humanitarian partners Monday appealed for some $13 billion in 2014 to help millions of people in humanitarian need around the world, with half of the funds going to Syria and the neighbouring region.

Valerie Amos, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said a total of $12.9 billion were needed to reach 52 million people in 17 crisis-affected countries, calling it the "largest amount we have ever requested at the start of the year," Xinhua quoted Amos as saying.

Addressing a press conference at the launch of the humanitarian strategies and requirements for 2014, she said that "$6.5 billion will support our efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries."

According to UN statistics, there are over 2.3 million registered Syrian refugees in the region and millions more people displaced internally. The number of Syrian refugees would rise to 4.1 million by the end of 2014 based on current trends.

The humanitarian aid plans for 2014, with some 568 aid organisations participating, include help for millions of Filipinos who were struggling to rebuild their homes and communities after typhoon Haiyan.

The plan also considers the victims to crisis of Central African Republic where the situation has deteriorated dramatically, and people caught up in protracted crisis in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Haiti where millions of people need urgent humanitarian aids to survive.

Amos urged governments, private organisations, individuals to continue their support next year to help millions of people caught in the midst of crisis.

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Israel and Hamas Agree to 72-Hour Ceasefire

Jul 31 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Israel and Hamas have reportedly agreed to a US and UN brokered 72-hour ceasefire that is set to begin Friday at 8:00 a.m. local time.  Israel has now agreed to over eight humanitarian ceasefires. All of the truces that Hamas had also signed on to were violated by the terror group shortly thereafter.  The IDF has called up an additional 16,000 reserves, stacking its ranks to 86,000, the highest number since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge.  Thursday was day 24 of Operation Protecti ...
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UN, U.S. Announce Gaza Ceasefire Deal

Jul 31 2014 4:34pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW DELHI (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. In a statement released in New Delhi where Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict in Gaza had agreed to an unconditional cease-fire during which there wo ...
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A Plea for Peace

Jul 31 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This week, along with a number of artists in my home country of Spain, I spoke out about the conflict in Gaza, urging all governments to intervene in this escalating crisis. My signature was solely meant as a plea for peace. Destruction and hatred only generate more hatred and destruction. While I was critical of the Israeli military response, I have great respect for the people of Israel and deep compassion for their losses. I am now being labeled by some as anti-Semitic, as is my wife -- wh ...
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UN Condemns Israel's Latest War Crime: Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

Jul 31 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The UN's top human rights official again condemned Israel for its military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, accusing the Jewish state of “deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes.” Navi Pillay told reporters following yet another "emergency" meeting of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council that Israel was not doing enough to protect civilians. "Th ...
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White House's 'Totally Indefensible' Attack on Israel

Jul 31 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: Big Government

White House spokesman Josh Earnest called Israel's attack earlier this week on a UN school that was sheltering Palestinian children "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible." He did not mention that the Israeli military has said that it was being attacked by Hamas terrorists in the vicinity, nor did he note that Hamas has used the UN to store weapons, to launch rockets at Isra ...
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UN Envoy: Israel May Be Required To Take Responsibility For Displaced In Gaza

Jul 31 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (Reuters) - Israel will be required under international law to take responsibility for helping Palestinian civilians if there are any further large-scale displacements from the fighting in Gaza, a top U.N. envoy told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday. The United Nations is struggling to cope with a flood of some 220,000 Palestinian civilians into shelters. They have come un ...
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Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

Jul 31 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This week, former United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) reached out to me regarding a Dear Colleague letter that he wanted to circulate to his former colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Kucinich, like many of us deeply frustrated by the international community's recalcitrance when it comes to stopping the bloodshed in Gaza, was clearly keen to leverage his voice, his contacts, and his capacity to save lives and prevent further casualties. A ...
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Top UN aid official urges daily 'pauses' in Gaza

Jul 31 2014 1:37pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between... ...
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UN Relief Agency Spokesman Bursts Into Tears Over Deaths of Palestinian Children

Jul 31 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: Infowars

UN spox: “The rights of Palestinians, even their children, are wholesale denied. ...
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Gaza's Schools on the Battlefield

Jul 31 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

On July 30 a school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) came under attack.  At least 15 people died and scores more were wounded, including women and children who were sheltering there. It was the second UN school hit in a week. But these were not the first schools in Gaza  to come under attack, nor the first  in which children were among  the  casualties. Attacks on sch ...
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