Ghana urged to remove 'ghost workers'

2014-12-17 15:01

Ghana must remove "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll before the European Union resumes budget support , says the EU ambassador.

Zimbabwe gets $110m water, power upgrades

2014-12-10 21:51

Zimbabwe has received a $110m grant from the African Development Bank to repair and upgrade ageing infrastructure.

War rubble removed in Gaza

2014-12-03 22:41

A large-scale project has begun to clear rubble left over from the summer war in Gaza.

Amsterdam sends bicycles to Syria

2014-12-01 22:19

Amsterdam is sending hundreds of unwanted bicycles to help Syrian refugees get around the sprawling Zaatari camp in Jordan.

Sudan lifts ban on Red Cross operations

2014-09-22 21:31

The Red Cross says Sudan has ended a ban on its aid operations, imposed by the government in February.

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

Reduce dependence on aid - Mugabe

2014-08-17 17:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land.

US gives $180m for food in South Sudan

2014-08-12 19:50

The United States will provide approximately $180m to help feed the people of South Sudan due to a risk of famine there.

Russia sends 280 aid trucks to Ukraine

2014-08-12 11:46

A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine has set off, amid Western warnings against using help as a pretext for an invasion.

S Korea offers $13.3m in aid for North Korea

2014-08-11 12:36

South Korea says it would provide $13.3m in funding for UN humanitarian projects in North Korea, its second indirect aid package for the North in a month.

Uganda court gay ruling may open door to aid

2014-08-04 10:14

Uganda's constitutional court has overturned an anti-homosexuality law which was condemned by Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid in protest.

Flood-stricken Balkans to get €1.8bn boost

2014-07-17 09:01

A conference of international donors has pledged more than €1.8bn to help Bosnia and Serbia recover from devastating floods in May.

More Africans in extreme poverty - UN

2014-07-08 06:23

More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, says a UN report, warning the region will miss most of its development goals.

Mali restoration project out of cash

2014-06-27 21:03

Unesco says the Funding for Timbuktu restoration project is far short of the $11m needed.

Wary US unlikely to restore full Egypt aid soon

2014-06-07 09:11

As Egypt prepares to swear in its fourth leader since 2011, a huge slice of $1.5bn in US aid remains in deep-freeze amid fears the nation is sliding back into authoritarianism.

Somali children need food aid

2014-05-27 18:33

Up to 200 000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year unless the United Nations receives emergency funds.

UN seeks aid money from oil

2014-05-20 17:40

The UN is talking to oil-producing African countries about collecting a levy on every barrel produced to help the poorest nations improve public health.

UAE says no plans for more aid to Egypt

2014-05-15 16:30

The UAE, a major donor to Egypt since former president Mohammed Morsi's fall from power, says it has no plans to step up its financial aid.

Neo-colonialism 'not part of aid to Africa'

2014-04-01 09:21

The head of the EU's huge aid programme says linking investment in Africa to democratic reforms risks backfiring if viewed as a "colonial tool".

Sudan aid situation deteriorating

2014-03-18 22:02

The number of Sudanese in need of aid has risen 40% over the past year, boosted by worsening conflict in the country.

Zim economy will grow 4% - World Bank

2014-01-15 19:01

A World Bank senior economist says Zimbabwe's economy will grow by 4.2% this year, well short of the goverment's projection of 6.4%.

Cash grants to poor reap dividends in Zambia

2013-11-19 12:17

In rural Zambia, where money is scarce and subsistence farming the norm, even small cash injections can help grow a local economy in surprising ways, a study shows.

Swedish politician wounded in Somalia

2013-08-21 23:28

Somali gunmen have tried to kidnap a Swedish opposition politician in an ambush in which she and another woman were wounded and two men were killed.

Violence in Syria blocks food aid: UN

2013-07-30 17:19

The United Nations' food agency says 600 000 Syrians have not receive aid this month as spiralling violence has prevented convoys from reaching them.


South Sudan: War and misery continue

2014-12-14 21:03

One year after mass violence broke out in South Sudan, battles between government forces and rebels continue, and aid officials say international assistance is needed to help residents stave off mass hunger.

Jordan king warns ISIS fight is WW3

2014-12-05 22:36

Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned that the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) militants is the third world war.

Aid workers in Afghanistan fear for their lives

2014-12-03 20:14

Half the aid workers in Afghanistan received death treats or intimidation during the past year.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

South Sudan bans foreign aid workers

2014-09-16 23:41

Authorities in war-torn South Sudan have announced a ban on foreign workers, including staff with foreign aid agencies.

Ukraine says battles raging in Lugansk

2014-08-19 19:20

Ukraine says fighting has erupted in the heart of major rebel stronghold Lugansk, as the bodies of 17 civilians fleeing the city were recovered from wreckage of their destroyed convoy.

4 000+ Yazidis on Iraq mountain

2014-08-15 08:48

There are still 4 000 to 5 000 Yazidi refugees sheltering on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, the Pentagon says.

France warns over Russian aid convoy

2014-08-12 16:02

France has warned that any Russian aid convoy bound for Ukraine could be a pretext for a covert operation and stressed that Ukraine and the Red Cross must first give the green light to the mission.

US sends food, water, other aid to Iraq

2014-08-12 11:46

The US is continuing efforts to get food and water to tens of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes in Iraq.

US air drops food to Iraq civilians

2014-08-09 12:23

US military planes have dropped containers with water and tens of thousands of meals to civilians fleeing jihadist violence in Iraq.

UN delivers first aid to besieged Syrian town since 2012

2014-07-18 19:52

The UN has delivered life-saving aid to thousands of people in the besieged Syrian town of Mouadamiya for the first time since early 2012, humanitarian agencies say.

Security Council authorises Syria aid convoys

2014-07-14 21:53

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution authorising humanitarian convoys to assist more than one million Syrian civilians in rebel-held areas.

Food rations for African refugees slashed

2014-07-01 17:39

Nearly 800 000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed by up to 60%, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation.

Donors slash Mozambique budget aid

2014-06-14 06:15

Foreign donors have cut aid to Mozambique's government by 11% compared to last year amid concerns over corruption.

Half of Yemenis threatened by food crisis

2014-05-30 22:20

Nearly half of Yemen's population is going hungry, the UN's food agency has warned.

Food aid for 60 000 in Aleppo

2014-05-21 19:53

The Red Cross is doing a major distribution of emergency food rations on both sides of the front lines in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

1000s line up for Gift of the Givers help at Rustenburg

2014-05-19 22:16

Thousands of people have had to turn back disappointed in Rustenburg, after the Gift of the Givers Foundation ran out of food parcels to help starving mine worker families.

UN aid chief in S Sudan calls for truce

2014-04-29 17:52

The United Nations aid chief in war-torn South Sudan is calling for a month-long truce, warning that seven million people face hunger.

Ugandan official: US cuts millions in aid

2014-03-21 18:19

Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6m in annual US government support over the East African country's new anti-gay law.

US eyes $1bn in Ukraine loan guarantees

2014-02-27 08:03

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US is planning to provide Ukraine with $1bn in loan guarantees and will consider additional direct assistance to the former Soviet republic.

Flood-hit Zimbabwe seeks $20m in aid

2014-02-11 20:39

Zimbabwean authorities have launched an international appeal for $20m to help around 20 000 people displaced by flooding following torrential rains.

Aid agencies need $166m in South Sudan: UN

2013-12-26 09:58

The United Nations humanitarian office says aid agencies need $166m to save lives amid continuing violence in South Sudan.

Afghans go hungry despite billions in aid

2013-10-24 21:38

Billions of dollars have been given to Afghanistan, however recent studies have shown that the prospect of development is dwindling with unemployment being very high.

Red Cross relies on role-play in aid fight

2013-07-31 11:04

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) faces increasingly hostile environments and recent heavy losses have made Swiss simulation training a priority.

UN needs $13bn emergency aid

2013-07-17 22:45

The UN's food relief agency says it is looking for global emergency aid totalling nearly $13bn to help needy people.

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