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#Humanitarian Crisis

From TheJournal.ie Death toll now over 400 after Indonesian tsunami as clean water and medicine supplies dwindle Humanitarian Crisis

Death toll now over 400 after Indonesian tsunami as clean water and medicine supplies dwindle

The latest death toll stood at 429, with 1,485 people injured.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port Humanitarian Crisis

Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port

The announcement was made by the UN today.

From TheJournal.ie The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital' Humanitarian Crisis

The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital'

The medical charity said its treating critically ill children for diseases that can be vaccinated against.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo Crisis

Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the crisis as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland donated €51 million in record-breaking year for Concern Humanitarian Crisis

Ireland donated €51 million in record-breaking year for Concern

Concern says it helped 22.6 million people in 27 of the world’s poorest countries in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan Famine

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

From TheJournal.ie UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns Siege

UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns

The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.

From TheJournal.ie 42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea Humanitarian Crisis

42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea

The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta in Egypt, police and health officials said.

From TheJournal.ie The Syrian father pictured crying with his family in Kos has reached Germany Humanitarian Crisis

The Syrian father pictured crying with his family in Kos has reached Germany

They are reported to be staying in a former police barracks in Berlin.

From TheJournal.ie Bono: 'These people are refugees, not migrants' Humanitarian Crisis

Bono: 'These people are refugees, not migrants'

The U2 frontman said people are not fleeing because “they want to live in Italy or Ireland”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency The Toll

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

From TheJournal.ie If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be? Crisis
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda? Central African Republic

Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?

The Central African Republic doesn’t stir associations like Liberia or Egypt, and this anonymity is contributing to human suffering of catastrophic proportions.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad Deployed

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find there? Opinion

Column: Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find there?

Irish troops will go to Mali next month, where approximately 375,000 people have been displaced due to internal conflict. The immense humanitarian fallout of the situation must not be overlooked, writes Emilia Sorrentino.

From TheJournal.ie Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam Syria

Wave of Syrian refugees 'overwhelming' aid efforts: Oxfam

The humanitarian body says relief agencies are struggling to cope with the volume of refugees, who number 5,000 a day.

From TheJournal.ie A further €4.7 million in Irish Aid pledged for humanitarian crisis in Syria Aid

A further €4.7 million in Irish Aid pledged for humanitarian crisis in Syria

The additional Irish Aid funding will go towards to delivering vital assistance – including food, water, sanitation and medical supplies – to more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan South Sudan This post contains images

Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.

From TheJournal.ie 'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan South Sudan

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan

As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Why is George Clooney watching Sudan via satellite? Sudan This post contains videos

Why is George Clooney watching Sudan via satellite?

Here’s what you need to know about ongoing problems between North African states Sudan and South Sudan.

From TheJournal.ie Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Some of the malnourished children have bodies so swollen they look about to burst Column

Column: Some of the malnourished children have bodies so swollen they look about to burst

A Somali coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres tells the story of the forgotten tens of thousands trapped and starving to death within Somalia’s war-torn districts.

From TheJournal.ie Somali refugees moved as camps overflow Somalia

Somali refugees moved as camps overflow

The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death Somalia This post contains videos

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death

Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa East Africa

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

From TheJournal.ie "The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis East Africa This post contains images

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

From TheJournal.ie Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades Africa This post contains videos

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.

From TheJournal.ie Ground invasion by the West in Libya ruled out once again Libya

Ground invasion by the West in Libya ruled out once again

Rebel troops struggle to gain a foothold as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Aid has been approved for the capital Tripoli.