Humanitarian Crises

UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine

Dec 8, 2017

The UN humanitarian chief says 1.25 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine _ twice as many as the same time last year

Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

Dec 5, 2017

Saudi airstrikes pound Yemeni capital in apparent retaliation for Shiite rebels' killing of ex-president

The Latest: France sees risks, opportunities in Yemen chaos

Dec 5, 2017

France's U.N. ambassador says the latest developments in Yemen "create a period of maximal risks" and dangers on the humanitarian and military front _ but also a chance for "new opportunities to boost the political process in the country."

UN political chief heads to North Korea on rare visit

Dec 4, 2017

The U.N. political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare four-day visit at the invitation of the government for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues "of mutual interest and concern."

The Latest: UN calls for immediate halt to fighting in Yemen

Dec 4, 2017

The United Nations is urging an immediate halt to fighting in Yemen's capital following the dramatic escalation of ground clashes and airstrikes that have trapped thousands and prevented the injured from being reached

13 killed in suicide bombing at northeastern Nigeria market

Dec 2, 2017

13 killed as pair of female suicide bombers target crowded market in northeastern Nigeria

UN seeks record $22.5 billion to help 91 million in need

Dec 1, 2017

The United Nations has launched a record appeal for $22.5 billion to help 91 million of the 136 million people across the world in need of humanitarian aid

Amnesty: Syrian military used cluster bombs in besieged area

Nov 30, 2017

Amnesty: Syrian government used banned cluster munitions in attacks on besieged rebel-held suburb of Damascus

Russia clashes with UN and US over aid to Syrian rebels

Nov 29, 2017

Russia's U.N. envoy has clashed with the world body's humanitarian chief as well as U.S. and other Western diplomats over extending the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria

UN: Worst malnutrition since war is in besieged Syria suburb

Nov 29, 2017

The United Nations children's agency says the worst malnutrition rate since the start of the Syria conflict nearly seven years ago has been recorded in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, besieged since mid-2013

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