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International

Humanitarian groups urge Canadians to donate to Cyclone Idai relief fund

A coalition of Canadian humanitarian groups is urging Canadians to show their generousity and donate to a federal matching fund for relief efforts in three southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai last month. Ottawa pledges to match donations» 

International, Politics

NGOs warn of ‘catastrophic’ famine in Yemen

As delegates from Yemen’s warring parties meet in Sweden for talks to find a solution to the conflict that has ravaged the country for nearly four years, international NGOs are sounding the alarm over a catastrophic famine facing almost a» 

Aleppo’s families face ‘a catastrophic situation’: UN

The UN and relief agencies renewed pleas for a “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian city of Aleppo where running water and electricity have been cut off and food and medicine are running dangerously low. ‘Using human lives as bargaining chips’» 

International, Politics, Society

Care Canada sounds alarm on impending South Sudan collapse

As South Sudan prepares to mark its fifth Independence Day on July 9, the world’s youngest country is on the verge of a major humanitarian disaster triggered by economic collapse, ongoing political instability and climate change, humanitarian groups warn. Jacquelyn» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Refugee advocates worried about Kenya camp closing

International humanitarian agency CARE says it wants the rights of refugees protected as Kenya prepares to close down all refugee camps on its territory. Earlier this month, Kenyan authorities, citing national security concerns, announced that they plan to close all»