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Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
A severe funding shortfall in Iraq is pushing the United Nations World Food Programme to cut the amount of aid it delivers to nearly one million displaced people.
Christian Aid is continuing to provide relief to Burundians affected by political turmoil and violence triggered by the disputed presidential polls, which took place on 21 July.
Christian Aid partners are preparing to assist civilians caught up in the political unrest in Burundi.
Recent outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan have left 300,000 people needing urgent assistance and forced up to 100,000 from their homes, says Christian Aid
Sustained funding and support is vital if the UN and its partners are to continue assisting millions of Iraqis affected by the crisis in the country, says the UN's top humanitarian official
The recent upsurge in violence in Iraq has led to a major new humanitarian crisis with more than 1.45 million people forced to flee their homes since the start of the year, says Christian Aid.
Christian Aid partners are providing emergency support to some 50,000 people who have fled a conflict in the north central state of Benue in Nigeria.
The UN human rights chief has condemned the recently reported “cold-blooded” mass executions in Iraq and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that those responsible be brought to justice.
Those displaced by the civil war inside Syria are expected to rise from some 3.5 million now to 6.5 million by the end of the year, says a senior UN official.
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