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UNICEF Issues $2.8B Appeal To Assist Children In Emergencies, Conflicts In 2016

News outlets report on various aspects of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2016, which calls for $2.8 billion in aid. Agence France-Presse: One in nine children globally live in conflict zones: UNICEF “Some 250 million children — one in nine children worldwide — live in countries affected by violent conflicts,…

USAID Provides Additional $5M For World Food Programme Aid To Zimbabwe

VOA News: USAID Contributes Additional $5 Million for Zimbabwe Food Aid “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced an additional $5 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe, in response to worsening drought conditions and increased food insecurity. In…

Half Of CAR’s 5M People Face Food Insecurity, U.N. Warns

New York Times: Central African Republic: Hunger Threatens Population, U.N. Warns “Nearly 2.5 million people in the Central African Republic — half the population — are now facing hunger, double the figure from a year ago, the main food aid agency of the United Nations said Wednesday…” (Gladstone, 1/20). Thomson…

South Sudan Needs $1.3B In Humanitarian Funding, U.N. Says

Reuters: U.N. seeks $1.3 billion in humanitarian funding for South Sudan “The United Nations is seeking $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for South Sudan, where two in 10 of the population have been driven from their homes during two years of conflict…” (Jorgic, 1/20).

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