After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday, forcing aid workers to take cover in a city where more than 40,000 civilians are huddled in a U.N. base.
Women & Children in Emergencies
Comprehensive agreement for peace must be reached to avert humanitarian catastrophe
A group of nine major humanitarian aid organizations condemns the recent killings and attacks on South Sudanese aid workers in Maban County in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan.
As many residents in Gaza marked a somber start to a three-day holiday that caps the month of Ramadan, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon once again renewed his callsfor leaders in Israel and the Gaza Strip to agree to a humanitarian pause in fighting.
UPDATE - August 5: We’ve been responding on the ground providing medical services to civilians affected by the crisis. With the 72-hour cease fire announced this morning, we hope to reach more people through mobile health clinics.
CARE Warns of Colossal Strain on Medical Services in Gaza as Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Casualties
Aid workers from the humanitarian aid agency CARE are warning of the colossal strain on medical services and hospitals in Gaza as the violence there continues.
Jerusalem — CARE and its partners are preparing to provide emergency mobile health teams to serve people affected by the violence in Gaza. Needs are particularly high for pregnant women and for those who can’t travel to hospitals or medical clinics.
Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive