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Study: At least 78% of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers

SHAFAQNA - Diplomats may have a reputation for greyness, obfuscation, even hypocrisy, but few have found themselves compared to a serial killer, let alone one who devours human flesh. That honour befell Laars Faaborg-Andersen, the European…

EU distributes aid to Palestianians

SHAFAQNA - The European Union (EU) said, on Wednesday, that it delivered the Palestinian Authority the quarterly payment of a €50-million to support poor and vulnerable Palestinian families in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. According…

UN calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. According to a statement…

Syrian Red Crescent delivers its first aid convoy to Deir Ezzor

SHAFAQNA - After the Syrian Arab Army broke the siege imposed by ISIS on the city of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) managed on Friday to deliver its first humanitarian aid convoy by land to the city. In a statement, the SARC…

Feeding the poor in Yemen and Gaza - The New Revolutionary Frontier

SHAFAQNA - As the world community is waking up to the extent of both Yemen and Gaza’s humanitarian crises - which crises very much bear the mark of asymmetrical warfare since their architectures have served both political and geopolitical…

We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

SHAFAQNA - Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today, the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late. There was conflict. There had been years of consecutive drought –…

Russia sends 3.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians over 24 hours

SHAFAQNA - The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation delivered 3.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Damascus over the past 24 hours. The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation delivered 3.2 tonnes…

VERITAS LTD LAUNCHES NEW FUNDRAISER FOR YEMEN RECONSTRUCTION

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SHAFAQNA – This November Veritas Ltd, an affiliate of Veritas-Consulting has launched a new fundraiser campaign for Yemen to spearhead reconstruction and humanitarian development research. In collaboration with the Mona Relief Organization,…

Yemenis need urgent humanitarian aid: UN

SHAFAQNA - The U.N.'s humanitarian chief says civilians in Yemen need urgent protection and more humanitarian aid. Speaking in Sana'a on Tuesday, Stephen O'Brien said four out of five Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance. "In…

Turkish aid groups share with Myanmar Muslims for Eid

SHAFAQNA - Two Turkish charitable organizations have delivered more than 2,400 packages of meat from animals sacrificed for the Eid al-Adha holiday to Muslims in Myanmar, including those in the troubled western state of Rakhine. A chief of…

British humanitarian NGOs face €145m post-Brexit shortfall

SHAFAQNA - British NGOs received €145 million from the EU’s emergency aid department, ECHO, in 2015. When the UK leaves the EU following Brexit, UK-registered non-profits will no longer be eligible for that funding, and the ECHO annual…
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Russian plane loaded with relief aid arrives in Damascus, Syria

SHAFAQNA - A Russian Plane arrived in Damascus International airport on Saturday loaded with humanitarian aid from Russian people and government to enhance Syrians’ steadfastness in facing the terrorist war and the unjust economic embargo…

What Western humanitarian interventionism really looks like

SHAFAQNA - How fickle a friend Britain proved to be when following much political grand-standing and calls for a very “humanitarian intervention” against the Gaddafi regime in Libya (2011), Britain could only master £50, 000 towards Libya’s…
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Russia delivers more humanitarian aid to Syria

SHAFAQNA  - On Friday, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation – Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko -confirmed the delivery of over 19 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the civilians living in the provinces of Damascus, Hama, and Homs. Lt.…
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Terrorists open fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoys in Syria

SHAFAQNA - The Russian Defense Ministry said armed groups opened fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoys in Damascus Countryside and Homs countryside in Syria on Tuesday. The Ministry’s website published a statement from the Russian center…

620 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syria - Russian MoD

SHAFAQNA - The Russian Federation has delivered hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid to several of Syria's most conflict-ravaged provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. About 620 metric tons of humanitarian aid and medicine…

Saving Yemen one meal at a time – The new face of humanitarianism

SHAFAQNA - For nearly a year Yemen has suffered Saudi Arabia’s brutal, and systematic onslaught – against its people, its state, its institutions and its infrastructures. Broken, shattered and laid waste to Yemen has been left to its…

Mothers' hands in Yemen are empty

SHAFAQNA - Yemen today has suffered a million deaths! Yemen today has been turned into a sanglant humanitarian hole - a forgotten people left to wither in despair and isolation. Mothers have been forced to watch their children slowly disappear…

Resistance in Yemen: Courage, compassion and a lot of heart

SHAFAQNA - In the darkest corner of southern Arabia, where no spotlights and no media have dared venture, because Riyadh has dropped down an iron wall, stands Yemen, a country interrupted - a bleeding humanitarian black hole and an institutional…

Refugees - The faces behind the war on terror

SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of war refugees of late have attempted the crossing into Europe, desperate to flee the violence of war, and the terror ISIL militants have wielded against all religious minorities -- Shiites, Sufis, Alawis , Yazidis,…

Lone children fleeing war in Yemen, seek safety in Somaliland

SHAFAQNA - Yemeni teen Khayria Abdel Wahab was making the beds in the home where she was a housekeeper when a shattering blast signaled a heavy bombardment. Panicked by the explosion, the 17-year-old ran out into the crowds fleeing towards…

Another Winter for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

SHAFAQNA - On a sunny day in the Jaharriyeh refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, winter might seem far away. But for the 250 Syrian families living here in tents less than 20 kilometers from the Syrian border, it is coming. Camp leader…

The Humanitarian Crisis in the Middle East: Solutions and Consequences

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SHAFAQNA - “Dialogando” (in dialogue) was back again this year in the beautiful city of Stintino, a coastal commune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian Island Sardinia. The municipality of the Italian city opened on December 4, 2015…

MONA RELIEF ORGANIZATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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PRESS RELEASE - The MONA RELIEF ORGANIZATION is calling today on all bloggers and websites’ administrators to carry its newest fundraising campaign for Yemen. Battered by war and suffocated by an illegal humanitarian blockade against its…

More difficulties ahead for Yemen as winter nears - Mona Relief Organization launches new campaign - Exclusive

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SHAFAQNA - If Yemen continues to occupy the headlines, few media have bothered look beyond Saudi Arabia’s punitive narrative to recognise the sheer breadth and depth of this one nation’s  humanitarian catastrophe. Brought to its knees…