Drones help identify post-Hurricane Matthew needs in Haiti

2016-10-25 17:18

On a football field in the Haitian town of Jeremie, children gather to gape at a drone preparing to take off and document damage to the area caused by Hurricane Matthew.

US Marines headed to hurricane-ravaged Haiti with relief

2016-10-12 19:49

The US Navy has sent one of its large warships to Haiti, bringing hundreds of Marines and sailors along with power generators, water purifiers and bulldozers to bolster relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Haiti.

Red Cross: As winter nears, North Korea flood area needs help

2016-10-03 06:26

One month after devastating floods caused by a typhoon hit a remote area of North Korea, the Red Cross is calling for more help for thousands of displaced people before harsh winter conditions set in.

US plans to shift military assets to Syria in Russia deal

2016-09-16 06:42

The US military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to co-ordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria ceasefire deal.

UN directs $250m crisis funding for Yemen and Africa

2016-08-17 13:57

The UN has released $50m from an emergency response fund to help six "severely underfunded and neglected aid operations," including in Yemen, and African nations.

Save the Children probes claim employee recruited by Hamas

2016-08-08 22:21

Save the Children says it is looking into Israeli claims that a Palestinian staff member in Gaza was recruited by Hamas, days after allegations against another international NGO.

MSF: UN must declare Nigeria 'top emergency'

2016-07-28 05:35

Northeastern Nigeria is close to famine with hundreds of thousands trapped without help, and must be declared a "top emergency" by the UN, says medical charity Doctors Without Borders.

Indian PM Modi plays along in Tanzania

2016-07-10 20:30

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli have signed five agreements, including one to provide $92m credit to improve water on the island of Zanzibar.

Nepal selling rice donated for quake victims

2016-07-06 20:48

Nepal is selling thousands of tons of rice donated by China and Bangladesh to help earthquake victims, an official has said, despite aid agencies warning that survivors remain at risk of food shortages.

Turkish ship arrives with Gaza aid after Israeli reconcilation deal

2016-07-03 17:24

A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza has arrived in Israel, a week after the two countries agreed to restore ties that soured over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla.


Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

2016-10-12 21:38

The first major handout of food aid has taken place along Haiti's storm-wrecked southwest coast - but supplies were still far short of what was needed by the thousands of starving people.

Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

2016-10-11 20:02

A top cholera official at the World Health Organisation says the agency has decided to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti "as soon as possible" to cope with an expanded risk of the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Aid convoys reach 4 long-besieged Syrian towns

2016-09-25 21:01

The International Committee for the Red Cross says it has delivered food and medical supplies to four besieged Syrian towns that have been inaccessible to aid organisations in nearly six months.

UN allocates $10m emergency funding for Chad refugees

2016-09-15 10:15

The United Nations approved $10m in emergency funding for Chad-based relief operations to help about 210 000 refugees and returnees from the neighbouring Central African Republic.

Urgent SA appeal for Syrian aid

2016-08-09 17:09

An urgent appeal for South Africans to assist Syrian civilians in Aleppo has been issued by the Gift of the Givers.

Aid dropped by crane reaches 75 000 Syrians on Jordan border

2016-08-04 17:07

Aid agencies say they have delivered a month's worth of food and supplies to more than 75 000 Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, using cranes to lift bags from the Jordanian side over an earthen barrier along the frontier.

Aleppo fears lengthy government siege

2016-07-19 05:00

Civilians in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo have expressed fears of a lengthy government siege, as food supplies dwindled after regime troops seized the only road into the city's east.

UN airlifts food to cut off families in northeast Syria

2016-07-10 15:43

The UN has begun airlifting humanitarian aid to families cut off from supplies in northeastern Syria, the World Food Programme says.

Turkish aid enters Gaza through Israel after pact

2016-07-04 19:02

Trucks of Turkish aid have begun arriving in the Gaza Strip via Israel as part of a reconciliation accord reached between Israel and Turkey last month.

UN warns over malnutrition deaths in Nigeria

2016-07-01 18:55

Nigeria has pledged to do more to tackle food shortages among people made homeless by Boko Haram, as the United Nations warned about 50 000 children could starve to death this year in one state alone.

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