Since the start of the Iraqi military operation to retake Mosul in October last year, more than 144,500 people have been displaced and a majority of them are in desperate need of live-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations migration agency has warned.

The United Nations launched a record humanitarian appeal on Monday, asking for $22.2 billion in 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has dispatched its third consignment of humanitarian aid to war-ravaged people in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a press release on Sunday that nearly 500,000 children are currently living in besieged areas in war torn Syria without any access to humanitarian aid.

 UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien is deeply troubled by the recent outbreak of violence in the northern part of Rakhine State where around 120,000 Rohingya Muslims are living in dire conditions in displacement camps.

Iran’s foreign minister notified the United Nations of Tehran’s readiness to supply humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen and transfer the injured Yemenis to Iran for treatment after a “catastrophic” Saudi airstrike on civilians in Sana’a.

The U.N.’s humanitarian chief says civilians in Yemen need urgent protection and more humanitarian aid.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has called for a humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo.

The United Nations has hailed a proposal by Russia to implement a humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo while calling on all sides to commit to the truce.

 Around two million people need humanitarian assistance near the Syrian city of Aleppo, including the residents of districts controlled by the government forces, the deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general said Monday.


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