Aid convoy enters regime-besieged Syrian town

2016-02-03 21:34

An aid convoy has entered a regime-besieged town near Syria's capital at a time when the opposition is demanding a lifting of blockades at peace talks in Geneva, the Red Cross says.

Syria ignores '75%' of requests to deliver aid: UN

2016-01-27 20:41

Almost 75% of UN requests for aid deliveries to Syria have gone unanswered by the Damascus government, the UN aid chief says.

France pledges aid to Tunisia

2016-01-22 22:33

France will provide one billion euros to Tunisia over the next five years as part of an economic support package.

Voluntary tax suggested for humanitarian aid

2016-01-17 21:16

A UN-appointed panel has suggested a voluntary tax on tickets for soccer games and other sports, concerts and entertainment events, airline travel, and fuel as a way of filling the $15bn gap in humanitarian aid.

New aid planned for besieged Syria towns

2016-01-13 21:57

Aid groups hope to deliver more food and medicine to three besieged Syrian towns, including Madaya, where residents have reportedly starved to death, a UN official says.

All emergency aid for starved Madaya distributed

2016-01-12 17:16

All the contents of an aid convoy have been distributed to residents of the Syrian town of Madaya, where almost 30 people are reported to have died of starvation amid a siege by government.

New attempts to end South Sudan civil war

2015-12-21 19:29

South Sudan rebel representatives have arrived in the capital Juba as part of a peace deal aimed at ending two years of civil war.

Constant bloodbaths in Bujumbura

2015-12-17 18:03

Bodies are found almost daily in the streets of Bujumbura. Police death squads spread terror while shadowy armed groups plot a full-fledged rebellion, and the army watches from the sidelines.

Nearly 2 million children in Sudan malnourished

2015-11-23 05:13

About two million Sudanese children under five suffer from malnutrition every year, Unicef's representative has said, urging the international community to boost funding to tackle the problem.

Poor nations struggle to spend climate aid billions

2015-11-03 14:18

Billions of dollars pledged by developed nations in climate finance over the last decade remain unused as poor countries are ill-equipped to spend it, WaterAid says.


US pledges almost $100m food aid to Ethiopia

2016-02-01 05:24

The head of the US Agency for International Development has announced almost $100m in emergency assistance to Ethiopia to combat the devastating effects of a drought.

Burkina president vows to free kidnapped Australian pair

2016-01-25 21:31

Burkina Faso's head of state has vowed to do everything in his power to secure the release of an elderly Australian doctor and his wife.

Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged too dangerous

2016-01-22 20:21

Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged communities have been called too dangerous as they risk being fired upon.

Nepal finally begins earthquake reconstruction

2016-01-16 19:10

Nepal has officially begun the much-delayed reconstruction of about one million houses and buildings - nine months after they were damaged in a devastating earthquake which killed 9 000 people.

More than half of South Sudanese kids not in school

2016-01-12 17:48

The UN children's agency says more than half of South Sudanese children are not in school, the highest number in the world.

South Sudan monitors demand aid for starvation areas

2016-01-12 15:39

Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan have called on rival forces to allow food into conflict zones where aid workers have warned tens of thousands may be dying of starvation.

US announces $88m in food aid to Ethiopia

2015-12-19 07:25

The US government has announced $88m to help feed hungry people in drought-stricken areas of Ethiopia, bringing the total amount of humanitarian aid to the country in 2015 to more than $435m.

UN wants record $20.1bn for aid work in 2016

2015-12-07 19:25

The United Nations has appealed Monday for a record $20.1bn to provide aid to a surging number of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the globe.

Somalis waiting for aid killed in gunfight

2015-11-16 17:55

At least seven people were killed and 12 others wounded when a gunfight broke out in Somalia between rival security forces as they waited for cards for food aid.

UN says Syria crisis worsening

2015-10-27 22:03

Syria's humanitarian crisis is worsening, with about 13.5 million people now in need of aid, including six million children, the UN aid chief says.

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