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Afghanistan: Worst drought and hunger crisis in decades

02/12/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Kabul/Geneva, 2 December – Afghanistan is in the grip of one of the worst droughts and food shortage crises in decades, threatening an unrivalled humanitarian catastrophe as a bitter winter looms large for millions of Afghans. Emerg...

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02/12/2021
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“Impulsive reactions are an affront to the global solidarity we n...

02/12/2021 | Press release

“The consensus reached among Member States this week to commit to a legal instrument that has preparedness, equity and a whole-society approach at its centre, is crucial. That the discussions this week took place in the shadow of Omicron, could not...

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02/12/2021
“Impulsive reactions are an affront to the global so...
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“Impulsive reactions are an affront to the global so...
02/12/2021
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€325 million boost to EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme, r...

02/12/2021 | Press release

Thursday, 2 December: Ankara, Turkey - More than 1.5 million refugees in Turkey will continue receiving critical support thanks to a €325 million boost from the EU’s largest humanitarian cash programme, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), in ...

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02/12/2021
€325 million boost to EU’s largest ever humanitarian...
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€325 million boost to EU’s largest ever humanitarian...
02/12/2021
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"The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exacerbated them...

29/11/2021 | Press release

“The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exacerbated them. Any new legal instrument, be it a treaty or otherwise, must affirm a commitment to equity: equity in access to health services and care, equity in access to vaccines, data, diagnost...

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29/11/2021
"The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exa...
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"The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exa...
29/11/2021
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Bangladesh: Greater efforts needed to keep people safe on Bhashan...

23/11/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Dhaka/Geneva, 23 November 2021: Urgent action is being taken to keep people safe from cyclones and the COVID-19 pandemic on Bhashan Char Island. COVID-19 vaccinations have been underway for people aged over 55 on the island, and more ...

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23/11/2021
Bangladesh: Greater efforts needed to keep people sa...
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Bangladesh: Greater efforts needed to keep people sa...
23/11/2021
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