11 Updates

$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...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

31 weeks ago

$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.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

9 hours ago

British envoy: Gaza humanitarian pause possible

Jul 25 2014 6:12pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

Indonesian Muslims Protest Against Israel's Military Operation In Gaza Strip
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict i ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
10

10 hours ago

U.S. envoy to U.N. aviation body hopeful on airline climate plan

Jul 25 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety
TORONTO (Reuters) - The new U.S. representative to the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

15 hours ago

Christians Describe Inhumane Treatment by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq

Jul 25 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Christians expelled from Mosul, Iraq, are speaking out about the treatment they endured by the Islamic State, a jihadist group formerly known as ISIS. The jihadists told the Christians to convert to Islam, pay a protection tax, or die. “Yes, they expelled us from our real land,” one woman said. “From our real land! They told us, ‘Go away! This is not your land. Go to your Christian people and to your pastors. L ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
8

15 hours ago

Veil Restrictions Just the Latest in ISIS's War on Women

Jul 25 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Big Government

A day after a UN report said the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, ordered female genital mutilation (FGM), the terrorist group told women to wear a full-face veil.  "The conditions imposed on her clothes and grooming was only to end the pretext of debauchery resulting from grooming and overdressing," said ISIS. "This is not a restriction on her freedom but to prevent her from falling into humiliation and vulgarity or to be a t ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
7

20 hours ago

UN Warns Countries With Draconian Abortion Bans That They’re Violating Human Rights

Jul 25 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP Photo/Mike Groll United Nations officials are urging several countries with particularly harsh abortion bans to increase legalization of the medical procedure, pointing out their current laws could be in breach of international human rights treaties. In its periodic reviews of member countries’ policies to ensure they’re compliant with the Geneva Conventions, the UN Human Rights Committee is recommending that Ireland and Chile update their abortion laws ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
5

1 day ago

World's 85 richest earn more than 3.5 billion poorest

Jul 24 2014 11:49pm CDT | Source: WND

Eric Holder Addresses CBC Faith Leaders Summit
(CBC) The 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in a report that highlights the 1.2 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day. The UN’s annual Human Development Report notes that overall poverty is declining throughout the world, but says worsening inequality risks reversing the trend to improvements in life span and income. Canada placed No. 8 on the UN Human Development Index, a measure b ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
4

1 day ago

UNHCR applauds Suriname for ensuring gender equality in nationality laws

Jul 24 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: UN High Commission on Refugees

Floral Tributes Left At Malaysian High Commission And Dutch Embassy In London
The UN refugee agency welcomes the recent decision by the Suriname National Assembly to amend its 1975 Law on Nationality and Residence, which will allow mothers to pass on nationality to their ch ...
Source: UN High Commission on Refugees   Full article at: UN High Commission on Refugees
 

 
Update
3

1 day ago

Israel and U.S.: Whose survival instinct is stronger?

Jul 24 2014 6:48pm CDT | Source: WND

Infolist.com's Pre-Comic-Con Bash
There’s something darkly coincidental in the fact that the latest weapon to be deployed against the survival instinct of both Israel and the United States is an alleged “heartlessness” when it comes to children. The people of Israel are castigated in news media, social media and the “international community” (read: the scoundrel United Nations, of whose budget U.S. taxpayers pay 22 percent) as lacking in “humanity” itself. Why? Bec ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
2

1 day ago

Perfect religion for a terrorist

Jul 24 2014 6:38pm CDT | Source: WND

Terrorism and Islam seems to go hand in hand these days. Around the world we are seeing terrorist acts committed in the name of Islam. Religious bigotry seems to be at the root of everything. This bigotry is taught by radical Islamic clerics that say that a believer in Islam can obtain paradise by killing an infidel. The infidels are anyone who doesn’t believe in Islam. Perfect religion for a terrorist! Islamic faith imposed by terrorists ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
1

1 day ago

Rockets found at U.N. Gaza school 'have gone missing'

Jul 24 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: WND

2014 Miss Korea Pageant
(Times of Israel) The UN secretary-general on Wednesday said he was “alarmed” to hear that rockets were placed in a UN-run school in Gaza and now “have gone missing,” and he demanded a full review of such incidents. A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expressed the UN chief’s “outrage and regret” at the placement of weapons at a site run by the global organization. The UN says that has hap ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/27" rel="author">IANS</a>
The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving diaspora in North America. Today it is a full-fledged, 24 by 7 agencies putting out the real-time news from India, South Asia and news of interest to this region around the world.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

25 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 26 (IANS) At least 25 militants were killed Saturday during a military raid in Egypt's North Sinai province, an official said.
 
 
Two Palestinian teenagers killed in West Bank
Ramallah, July 26 (IANS) At least two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, officials said Saturday.
 
 
UN condemns attacks in South Sudan
United Nations, July 26 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned the recent attacks both by the opposition and government parties in South Sudan, urging immediate peace talks.
 
 
App clicks thief's selfie, got her arrested
New York, July 26 (IANS) An app called Lookout has hunted down a woman thief who stole a smartphone from a woman's car in Florida.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

WHO opens Ebola response centre in Guinea
Conakry (Guinea), July 26 (IANS/WAM) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has opened a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Centre in here after continuing reports of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Walking speed may detect Alzheimer's risk
New York, July 26 (IANS) How fast people walk and whether they have memory complaints can help predict dementia early, researchers have found. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. The new test...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Finnish firm to launch smartphone in India
Helsinki, July 26 (IANS) Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has announced that it will enter the Indian market with its Sailfish OS smartphone next month. The company has entered into a partnership with Indian e-commerce...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CPL: Tridents stumble to victory as Hawksbills slide continues
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 26 (IANS/CMC) Barbados Tridents managed to complicate a simple run chase before pulling off a one-wicket victory in the last over, to send Antigua Hawksbills crashing to their fifth straight...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
New EU guidelines to put cancer research at risk: Experts
London, July 26 (IANS) The proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to cancer patients, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has said...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate
Madrid, July 26 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that he was looking to avoid the debate over who should be first team goalkeeper which affected the club last season. Real Madrid count on two fine...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
25 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 26 (IANS) At least 25 militants were killed Saturday during a military raid in Egypt's North Sinai province, an official said. The military raid started Friday afternoon in the city of Sheikh Zuweid near...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ronaldinho hails Deco after missing flight for testimonial
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Ronaldinho took to Twitter to congratulate former Barcelona teammate Deco after missing his flight to play in the retired midfielder's testimonial. Ronaldinho was invited to feature in...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Iniesta optimistic for Barca ahead of new season
Madrid, July 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said that he was optimistic his club would improve on last season's disappointing campaign. Barca have acted quickly this summer to solve the problems...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Two Palestinian teenagers killed in West Bank
Ramallah, July 26 (IANS) At least two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, officials said Saturday. A 16-year-old boy was killed in the West Bank city of Bethlehem during violent...
Read more on Politics Balla