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U.N. warns aid flights could collapse in July

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:31 PM

The United Nations is due to transport 78,000 cubic meters of life-saving cargo over the next 6 weeks for more than 30 organizations, but it only has sufficient funds to deliver 56,000 cubic meters

Yemenis displaced from areas near the border with Saudi Arabia receive humanitarian aid given by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the northern province of Hajjah on May 6, 2019. (Photo by ESSA AHMED / AFP)

'Extreme drought' in North Korea – KCNA

May 16, 2019 - 12:15 AM

From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimeters of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982, the state-run KCNA says

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

How to help Nepal earthquake victims

Apr 26, 2015 - 7:03 PM

You can donate to international organizations listed here to help the victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal

HELP. A group of men carry a person on a stretcher after a powerful earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. At least around 600 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured in a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, according to the country's Interior Ministry. People were being rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Temples have crumbled all over the city, and houses and walls have collapsed. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

UN suspends food aid to 1.7M Syrian refugees

Dec 02, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Refugees in Jordan Lebanon Turkey Iraq and Egypt risk going hungry this winter if donors do not urgently provide the 64 million 51 million euros needed to finance the distribution of food vouchers through December

Volunteers from two of three non-governmental organizations currently operating relief groups in Arsal, Lebanon, after international humanitarian actors halted operations in the border town due to security reasons, distributes boxes of aid to Syrian refugees in Al-Masri refugee camp on October 25, 2014. Maya Hautefueille/AFP

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town

Aug 27, 2014 - 7:49 PM

UPDATED Time is running out for the 12 000 mainly Shiite Turkmen residents of Amerli who face danger both because of their Shiite faith and their resistance against the militants

Peshmerga fighters' military vehicles are positioned at their post in the strategic Jalawla area, in Diyala province, which is a gateway to Baghdad, as battles with Islamic State (IS) jihadists continue on August 25, 2014. Ali al-Saadi/AFP

Don't forget Mali's refugees, aid groups urge

Mar 05, 2014 - 12:17 PM

Mali s conflict and the ensuing flood of refugees must not be forgotten amid the multiplication of global crises the UN s refugee agency and the World Food Programme say

N. Korea produces more food, but malnutrition persists: UN

Nov 29, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Despite a third straight year of increased food production malnutrition remains widespread in North Korea according to UN agencies

FOOD PROBLEMS. UN agencies are worried over malnutrition in North Korea despite increased food production