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Progress in North Korea but long road ahead: UN aid chief

Progress in North Korea but long road ahead: UN aid chief

North Korea has made ‘lots of progress’ in providing food and medical services to its people in recent years but the impoverished state still has a long, tough road ahead, the UN humanitarian chief said Thursday.

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the UN said Monday.

Security fears keep aid workers out of town in Nigeria's north east

Security fears keep aid workers out of town in Nigeria's north east

A suspension of humanitarian operations has been extended in a remote town in northeast Nigeria where three aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack ...

Syria regime pummels besieged Eastern Ghouta

Syria regime pummels besieged Eastern Ghouta

Syrian forces pursued a relentless air and ground offensive against Eastern Ghouta on Thursday, moving closer to retaking the rebel enclave but also depriving desperate civilians of vital aid.

Aid convoy blocked in Syria despite UN ceasefire order: official

Aid convoy blocked in Syria despite UN ceasefire order: official

About 40 trucks are loaded and ready to ferry relief supplies to Syria's bomb-and-siege shattered Eastern Ghouta, but there has been no let up in fighting despite a UN ceasefire resolution ...

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.