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Technology like drones and smartphones are no substitute for sound infrastructure in delivering aid.
Number of people "severely" affected by lack of food has increased by 60 percent since 2010
Stephen O'Brien has called on all parties to the conflict in Mosul "to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and ensure they have access to the assistance they are entitled to and deserve."
Moscow and Damascus say halt in air strikes will continue to allow civilians and rebels to flee the besieged city.
PAHO/WHO anticipates cholera outbreaks, sets up field operations in Haiti towns affected by Hurricane Matthew
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Disasters are repeatedly knocking people back into poverty – this need not be the case
"Investing in resilience is the best method we have for protecting the lives, livelihoods and dignity of the world's most vulnerable people"
"High-income countries suffer huge economic losses in disasters, but people in low-income countries pay with their lives," says Ban Ki-moon
Tensions over aid delivery a reminder of the history of foreign help to Haiti that has at times done as much harm as good
UN mission in Haiti working with local authorities to ensure smooth, safe aid delivery after hurricane
While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, significant headway is being made clearing the roads to make facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid.