humanitarian aid

What Are the Humanitarian Needs in Wake of Mosul Offensive?

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Oct 17  – Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive on Monday to drive Daesh from the northern city of Mosul, the militants’ last major stronghold in the country. The United States predicted Daesh would suffer “a lasting defeat” as Iraqi forces mounted

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Britain Ramps Up Humanitarian Aid in Iraq Ahead of Mosul Offensive

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Sept 22 – Britain said on Thursday it will give 40 million pounds ($52.26 million) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, anticipating a wave of displaced people as government forces prepare to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Daesh. The advance on Mosul, Iraq‘s second-largest city which fell in 2014 to

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Syria Ceasefire Deal With Russia Close, but Obama Says ‘Not There Yet’

By Roberta Rampton HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4 – President Barack Obama said the United States and Russia were working on Sunday to try to finalise a ceasefire in Syria that would allow more deliveries of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country. “We’re not there yet,” Obama told reporters after a meeting with UK Prime Minister

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Local Groups Demand Bigger Slice of Aid Pie for World’s Crises

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, March 17  – When Daesh fighters tried to enter a centre helping displaced Syrians in Lebanon’s border town of Ersal in 2014, local people kept the militants out, telling them that Amel Association International, the Lebanese aid group running it, was independent and its staff should not be targeted. The centre

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Get Uber, FIFA and Rich Muslims to Help Plug Aid Gap – Experts

By Tom Esslemont LONDON, Jan 17 – A $15 billion shortfall in global humanitarian aid could be addressed by tapping into innovative sources of finance, such as smartphone apps, the football industry and wealthy Islamic donors, a United Nations panel of experts said on Sunday. Despite rising global wealth, the ‘outdated’ aid system has been

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