The Latest: Chance of mudslide survivors gets 'smaller'

2017-08-18 18:34

The Red Cross says they still hope to find survivors of Monday's deadly mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital "but the chances are getting smaller every day."

First aid in years reaches Daraya

2016-06-10 15:41

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent says it has delivered aid to Daraya for the first time since Damascus came under siege.

Libya conflict displaces half a million people

2015-04-23 22:18

The fighting that is ravaging Libya has displaced more than a half a million people since last May.

UAE raises $28m for Syria refugees

2013-12-21 22:19

An Emirati campaign to raise funds for Syrian refugees faced with harsh winter conditions in camps in neighbouring states has raised almost $28m.

Iran hit by second quake

2013-04-18 15:53

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake has hit north-western Iran, only days after a deadly temblor struck near the border with Pakistan.

UN unable to feed a million Syrians

2013-01-08 16:12

The World Food Programme has said it is unable to help a million Syrians who are going hungry.

200 000 flee Syria's Aleppo in two days

2012-07-29 22:12

The United Nations say that 200 000 people have fled the Syrian city of Aleppo in two days as President Bashar al-Assad's forces step up their assault.


Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore

2017-02-21 16:19

Libya's Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya, but reports say more bodies could surface.

Libyan Red Crescent says bodies of 95 migrants washed ashore

2015-10-04 21:58

Libyan Red Crescent spokesman says bodies of 95 migrants found washed ashore in past 5 days

38 male Homs evacuees freed in Syria

2014-02-21 14:18

A group of 38 male evacuees from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Homs have beene released after investigation, leaving almost 200 others still being held, the provincial governor says.

UN fears Syrian kids going hungry in battle zones

2013-11-02 14:28

The UN’s food aid agency says it feared a rise in malnutrition among children trapped in besieged communities in Syria, where fighting has halted supply convoys.

Syria allows agency to feed more people

2013-01-16 22:26

The Syrian government will give the World Food Programme greater access to the 2.5 million Syrians suffering from hunger, the head of the UN agency has said.

Cholera crisis declared in Sierra Leone

2012-08-21 16:09

An outbreak of cholera in West Africa has infected more than 13 000 people and killed at least 258 people in Sierra Leone and Guinea, authorities say as they appeal for aid.

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