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.

Vrygrond violence drives out volunteers

2015-10-16 21:30

Violence and vandalism directed at a community centre in Vrygrond, Cape Town, has forced volunteers to stay away out of fear for their safety.

South Sudan aid workers increasingly targeted

2015-09-16 20:01

Aid workers in South Sudan say they are increasingly targeted amid persistent insecurity.

UK watchdog reviews landmine charity after Jolie quits

2015-09-04 13:58

Britain's charity watchdog is reviewing a complaint about trustees' pay at a global mine-clearing charity, following reports that actress Angelina Jolie quit its board over the payments.

New violence in South Sudan despite peace deal

2015-08-29 19:23

South Sudan’s army and rebels have begun fighting again in northern Unity State, two days after President Salva Kiir signed a long-awaited peace deal.

Myanmar farmers need help

2015-08-15 20:48

Farmers in flood-hit Myanmar face a scramble to replant damaged paddy fields in the next two weeks to avoid food shortages.

UN closes Iraq health programmes

2015-07-27 22:25

The United Nations has suspended health programmes reaching a million people across Iraq because of massive under-funding.

Help, Kenyan bombing victims ask Obama

2015-07-23 21:07

Kenyan victims of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi are appealing for financial compensation from the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.

Yemen gets first UN food shipment in 4 months

2015-07-21 18:56

A ship carrying 3 000 ton of food aid for the UN's World Food Programme has docked at Yemeni port of Aden, the first such shipment to the beleaguered city in four months of fighting.


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.

Red Cross in South Sudan retreats

2015-10-05 19:01

The Red Cross in South Sudan has withdrawn from a violent town after threats amid fighting.

UN calls rising hunger in Afghanistan 'extremely alarming'

2015-09-10 19:59

The number of people in Afghanistan without enough to eat is growing at a concerning rate, a report compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation says.

Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020: UN

2015-09-01 21:59

The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of a gruelling Israeli blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, the UN development agency says.

422 000 besieged Syrians need aid

2015-08-25 22:11

The UN chief has decried Syrian attacks and says 422 000 besieged people got no food from the UN in July.

UN warns of CAR humanitarian crisis

2015-08-02 18:46

Activities cannot be continued till the end of year without immediate action to boost aid to the Central African Republic Ocha says.

Warning of 'devastating' toll in South Sudan war

2015-07-23 22:10

UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien has warned of the "devastating" toll on the people of South Sudan of 19 months of a civil war marked by atrocities.

South Sudan rivals get peace deadline

2015-07-23 21:07

South Sudan's warring leaders have been given a deadline to agree another peace deal to end 19-months of civil war, mediators say.

UN announces humanitarian truce in Yemen

2015-07-09 21:11

A humanitarian truce is set to go into force in Yemen to allow urgently needed aid to reach civilians in the war-torn country facing the threat of famine, the United Nations says.

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