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.

Besieged Syria towns get first aid since 2012

2016-06-29 17:30

A convoy of food and medicine have entered two besieged Syrian towns near Damascus, the first aid delivered to them since 2012.

Aid convoy enters Damascus suburb

2016-06-27 20:02

The UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross say they are delivering aid for 30 000 people in the besieged rebel-held Damascus suburb of Qudsaya.

Humanitarian air drops - a complex, risky task

2016-06-05 21:23

The UN is set to ask the Syrian government to allow airdrops of humanitarian aid - an operation that military experts say is complex, risky and not always that effective.

UN to ask Syria's OK for aid drops - diplomats

2016-06-03 19:00

The UN is set to present a formal request to the Syrian government to approve airdrops of humanitarian aid to besieged areas where civilians are at risk of starvation, diplomats say.

Change current policies to avert poverty, donors tell Malawi

2016-06-02 14:18

Donors in Malawi have expressed concern over the levels of poverty affecting the populatio,n despite billions of dollars being pumped into the country annually, reports say.

Sudan effectively expels top UN humanitarian official

2016-05-23 21:52

UN says the government of Sudan has effectively expelled a senior UN official in charge of co-ordinating relief efforts.


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.

Risk of full-blown famine in South Sudan: UN

2016-06-29 21:20

Over a third of South Sudanese face starvation as the war-torn nation runs the risk of a full-blown famine, the UN and the government say.

Thousands flee South Sudan fighting

2016-06-29 08:33

More than 40 people have died in days of fighting in a South Sudan town, the government says, with aid agencies warning of dire conditions for over 10 000 people sheltering at a UN base.

Population of hard-to-reach Syrians hits 5 million

2016-06-23 22:32

About five million Syrians now live in besieged or difficult-to-reach areas, nearly a million more than previously estimated, says UN emergency relief co-ordinator Stephan O'Brien.

Syria approves aid to 12 besieged areas: UN

2016-06-03 20:26

Syria has agreed to allow access for ground convoys to deliver aid to 12 besieged areas during the month of June, the UN says.

Syrian government must OK aid deliveries - UN

2016-06-03 16:56

UN officials have all but rejected a call by a group of world powers for the United Nations to act unilaterally to air drop food to besieged Syrians.

UN: Syrian situation 'horrendously critical'

2016-05-26 19:58

Many Syrian civilians will face starvation if Damascus and armed rebel groups do not allow greater access to humanitarian convoys carrying life-saving supplies, the UN envoy to the war-ravaged country says.

Aid to Syria's Daraya refused entry

2016-05-13 06:30

An aid convoy was refused entry to Syria's Daraya dashing hopes for the first such delivery since regime forces began a siege of the rebel-held town in 2012.

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