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“Please don’t let up now, let’s finish the job” : UN Ebola envoy

“Please don’t let up now, let’s finish the job” : UN Ebola envoy

March 13, 2015 0

DAKAR 13 March 2015 (IRIN) - At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He spoke

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UN has failed Syria: NGOs

UN has failed Syria: NGOs

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 12, 2015 0

BEIRUT 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations Security Council has “failed” the Syrian people, some of the world’s largest NGOs have said. A “report card” by more than 20 aid organisations

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Emergency aid projects in Iraq face closure due to funding shortfall

Emergency aid projects in Iraq face closure due to funding shortfall

February 18, 2015 0

LONDON 18 February 2015 (IRIN) - Close to two thirds of emergency aid operations in Iraq could be shut down or cut back if new cash does not come through in the next

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PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN

PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 20, 2014 0

GENEVA 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the

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South Sudan’s deteriorating humanitarian situation

South Sudan’s deteriorating humanitarian situation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 27, 2013 0

KAMPALA 27 December 2013 (IRIN) - As fighting continues across South Sudan, the United Nations is reporting that some 1,000 people may have been killed,while aid agencies estimate that in a worst-case scenario,

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Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

February 8, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 08 February 2013 (IRIN) - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is calling for better access to tens of thousands of people displaced by recent inter-tribal fighting in gold-mining areas

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HEALTH: Developing countries experiencing increased mercury emissions – report

HEALTH: Developing countries experiencing increased mercury emissions – report

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2013 0

NAIROBI 10 January 2013 (IRIN) - Developing nations are grappling with a rise in mercury emissions that pose a serious health risk to their populations, according to a new study by the United

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