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Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be ‘blackmailed’.

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Aid workers completed a series of medical evacuations from a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus Friday as part of a controversial deal that saw patients swapped for hostages and prisoners.

Switzerland approves $1.3 bn in EU aid

Switzerland approves $1.3 bn in EU aid

Switzerland said Thursday it will provide more than a billion dollars in development aid to the European Union, as Bern seeks to stabilise its messy ties with Brussels.

EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

Even as global donors reduce their aid offerings to war-torn Sudan, the European Union has vowed to provide the African country with humanitarian assistance for ‘as long as it takes’.

UN appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300,000

UN appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300,000

The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000 ...

Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

Turkey on Thursday sent its first ship loaded with aid for its regional ally Qatar which has been hit by sanctions from Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia, state media said.

UN urges Russia, Iran and Turkey to free up aid to Syria

UN urges Russia, Iran and Turkey to free up aid to Syria

The United Nations urged Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday to open up areas of Syria to the delivery of humanitarian aid in ‘de-escalation’ zones whose parameters the three are meant to finalise.

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

International aid arrived into Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the death toll from the island's worst floods and landslides in well over a decade climbed to 202.

4,600 people flee their homes in DR Congo daily

4,600 people flee their homes in DR Congo daily

An average of 4,600 people flee their homes every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Monday, warning of a dramatically deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country.

Aid donors pledge $672mn to prevent Lake Chad famine

Aid donors pledge $672mn to prevent Lake Chad famine

Donor countries on Friday pledged $672 million in emergency aid for people threatened by famine after eight years of Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad region, but the sum is just a fraction of what the UN says is needed.

Red Cross urges release of two staff abducted in Afghanistan

Red Cross urges release of two staff abducted in Afghanistan

The Red Cross on Saturday called for the unconditional release of two staff members who were abducted when their convoy was ambushed in northern Afghanistan last week, leaving six other workers dead.

Anti-Rohingya protests greet Malaysia aid ship in Yangon

Anti-Rohingya protests greet Malaysia aid ship in Yangon

A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown arrived in Yangon Thursday, where it was met by nationalist protesters.