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#Humanitarian Crisis

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Thursday 13 December, 2018

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

The announcement was made by the UN today.

# humanitarian-crisis - Saturday 10 November, 2018

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Friday 13 April, 2018

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Monday 29 May, 2017

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Saturday 25 February, 2017

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

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

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

# humanitarian-crisis - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Monday 7 September, 2015

Bono: 'These people are refugees, not migrants'

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

# humanitarian-crisis - Thursday 11 September, 2014

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# humanitarian-crisis - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Thursday 28 February, 2013

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Sunday 29 July, 2012

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Monday 9 July, 2012

'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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Sunday 8 April, 2012

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Thursday 12 January, 2012

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Friday 19 August, 2011

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Friday 22 July, 2011

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Friday 15 July, 2011

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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.

# humanitarian-crisis - Monday 18 April, 2011

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.