U.N. Officials Urge Continued Humanitarian Support For Countries Affected By Conflict, Natural Disaster

The U.N. News Centre on Friday published several articles highlighting comments from U.N. officials regarding the humanitarian crises in Central African Republic (CAR), Philippines, and South Sudan.

U.N. News Centre: ‘Extremely grave’ situation in Central African Republic demands urgent action — U.N. official
“Painting a grim picture of war-torn Central African Republic (CAR), where months of inter-religious violence has wrecked state institutions, left millions on the brink of starvation and now threatens to suck in the wider region, the top United Nations relief official today called for urgent international action — more peacekeepers and more aid — to end the crisis…” (3/7).

U.N. News Centre: Sustained global support vital as Philippines recovers from Typhoon Haiyan — U.N.
“The top United Nations relief official warned today that behind the signs of early recovery in typhoon-hit regions of the Philippines there are still millions of people who are extremely vulnerable, and urged the international community to sustain the emergency response and ensure a smooth transition to long-term development…” (3/7).

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: U.N. says clashes in Upper Nile state prevent deliveries to needy populations
“The United Nations refugee agency today expressed its deep concern about the situation in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, where needy populations, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and, increasingly, host communities are being affected as security conditions have prevented the delivery of food and other relief items to several camps since February…” (3/7).

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