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1 Iris scan helps Syrian refugees in Jordan receive UN supplies in ‘blink of eye’
( Humanitarian Aid, Refugees )

Content by: UN News Centre


6 October 2016 – The United Nations food relief and refugee agencies have jointly introduced an innovative iris scan payment system in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, allowing 76,000 Syrian refugees to purchase food from camp supermarkets by...

Created on 2016-10-06 15:33:51
2 More refugees and migrants feared lost in Mediterranean; UN urges safer resettlement options
( Europe )

Content by: UN News Centre


12 January 2018 – Amid reports that some 160 people are feared lost during desperate attempts to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday called for more action to save lives by offering more resettlem...

Created on 2018-01-12 17:42:12
3 More than half of Yemen’s population now food insecure – UN
( Humanitarian Aid, Refugees )

Content by: UN News Centre


21 June 2016 – Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen – 19 out of 22 governorates – are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists, according to a new assessment by the United...

Created on 2016-06-21 15:22:18
4 Rebuilding from Nepal Earthquake
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

7 July 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — International film star and Nepal earthquake survivor Michelle Yeoh traveled back to Kathmandu last week as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. She visited the capital and surrounding villages and exchanged stories with fellow survivors of overcoming fear and l...

Created on 2016-07-07 18:50:46
5 Sendai Conference Explores Links Between Climate Change and Risk Planning
( UN Main Bodies )

Photo: UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe

Content by: South-South News

17 March 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – With reports slowly emerging about the human and financial costs wrought by last week's cyclone in Vanuatu, leaders at the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction intended to show solidarity with those...

Created on 2015-03-18 20:20:01
6 Tech Opens Doors For People With Disabilities
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

4 december 2014, New York, USA | Shari Nijman - On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the world highlighted the use of technology to further include those with a disability in society and development.

Created on 2014-12-04 23:12:25
7 UN health agency provides emergency support as floods and landslides cause havoc in DPRK
( Asia Pacific )

Content by: UN News Centre


15 September 2016 – Responding urgent humanitarian needs triggered by flash floods and landslides in the northern provinces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations health agency is providing emergency health kit...

Created on 2016-09-15 15:54:31
8 What the World Can Learn from Disaster
( UN Reports )

Report by: World Bank

13 August 2014, New York, USA | South-South News  – Every now and then a disaster so great it shocks the entire world hits a community....

Created on 2014-08-13 21:08:03


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