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The Red Cross in South Sudan has withdrawn from a violent town after threats amid fighting.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

EU summit should discuss humanitarian aid for Greece: Germany

2015-07-06 16:53

Eurozone leaders gathering for an emergency summit should discuss humanitarian aid for the debt-mired country, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.

Stop Africa's $50bn a year illicit outflow, campaigners say

2015-06-25 22:10

Africa can create jobs, improve social services and cut poverty if its governments can stem the $50bn a year lost in illicit outflows, mainly through multinationals, campaigners say.


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.

Air strike hits Yemen market, 45 dead

2015-07-06 18:06

A massive air strike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels, has hit a local marketplace in Yemen, killing over 45 civilians.

Malnutrition brings horrific disease to Niger's children

2015-07-05 13:02

Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.

Ethiopia leader on death row threatens UK ties

2015-06-25 17:49

Britain says its relationship with Ethiopia was being put at risk by the country's year-long detention of opposition leader Andargachew Tsege.

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