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# Humanitarian Crisis

Last month
November 2023
United Nations humanitarian official: Situation in Gaza 'worst we've ever seen'
Ramesh Rajasingham, Head of UNOCHA is in Dublin to meet Irish officials and meet politicians – the agency needs €1.1 billion in aid for Gaza.
This year
Ireland to provide €2 million of Irish Aid to support Morocco following devastating earthquake
The 6.8-magnitude quake struck the Atlas mountains southwest of the tourist centre of Marrakesh late on Friday.
UN countries pledge $1.5 billion to save Sudan from humanitarian crisis
More than two months into the fighting, the United Nations is worried the crisis could spill over and destabilise neighbouring African states.
Last year
Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.
'Money, money, money - that is what is required' - Irish politicians visit Polish/Ukraine border
The Journal’s Niall O’Connor is reporting from the border – he met Cathal Berry and Gerard Craughwell.
At the border: 'People should stop sending us summer clothes. We need food and things for babies'
Niall O’Connor reports from the Polish/Ukraine border.
All time
More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre
The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals.
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.
Breakthrough in Yemen conflict as ceasefire to take place at key port
The announcement was made by the UN today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns
The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.
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.
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.
Bono: 'These people are refugees, not migrants'
The U2 frontman said people are not fleeing because “they want to live in Italy or Ireland”.
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.
If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?
Not very.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.