Immediate action is required to prevent a humanitarian crisis in at least four countries across Africa
In Colombia, the UN is trying to help rural communities whose food security has been challenged by the government’s attempt to curb coca production through land-fumigation.
The Horn of Africa is facing its third consecutive year of drought causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease and triggering large scale population move
A senior humanitarian official is urging both sides in Yemen's civil war to allow more access to the country's ports to let much-needed food, fuel and medicines in.
Jaish al-Islam has been accused by people in al-Kalasa, recaptured by Syrian government forces, of hoarding supplies.
Chaos as Iraqi forces send in half a dozen trucks loaded with humanitarian aid into Mosul. Food shortages have made people desperate as the battle to recapture the city slows.
The Syrian government has agreed to allow emergency UN aid into three besieged towns – including the rebel held town of Madaya, close to Damascus –
The World Food programme is sounding the alarm on an impending humanitarian disaster in Yemen. Its Executive Director says the risk of famine has
The international community is stepping up efforts to help flood-stricken Myanmar, which has appealed for aid after devastating monsoon rains
Aid agencies in Nepal are in a race against time to deliver much-needed food to villages destroyed by last week’s earthquake. This used to be Ram's
Russia and Ukraine are slowly inching towards an agreement on allowing a convoy of more than 260 Russian vehicles to enter the country carrying food
With questions surrounding a Russian aid convoy still unanswered, a Ukrainian convoy has reached the besieged region of Luhansk in the east of the
A convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after an agreement was reached on an international humanitarian
Emergency aid carried by Western cargo planes was dropped on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar on Tuesday, meant for refugees from the Yazidi sect who are stuck
As the World Food Programme flies vital supplies from Iraq into war-torn Syria, a deal may finally have been reached to allow aid into the besieged
A massive convoy of trucks carrying aid and military supplies to the Central African Republic from Cameroon finally arrived in the capital Bangui on
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it urgently needs donations to feed the hungry in the Central African Republic (CAR). The WFP is
Tacloban in the Philippines – survivors of last month’s typhoon Haiyan have become used to living among the ruins… But it is Christmas time and
The UN says getting relief supplies to the millions affected by the Philippines typhoon is a “logistical nightmare” admitting that some areas have
Residents of the Philippines’ city of Tacloban have been enduring a daily struggle for survival since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city a week
As pressure mounts on the Philippines government to speed up aid distribution, Tacloban’s typhoon-wrecked airport is witnessing a new daily
Amid the devastation in Tacloban, tales of survival, resilience and generosity towards others are emerging daily. One concerns a small girl called
Tens of thousands of Filipinos marched through the streets of Manila in opposition to a controversial priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or
At least 20 children have died and another 35 are being treated in hospital in India after eating a contaminated school meal. The children fell
The main UN humanitarian agency for Palestinians said it was suspending operations in the Gaza Strip after protesters stormed its headquarters over
Hundreds of people have been queuing in the Greek capital for free food, which was handed out by protesting farmers. Food stalls were set up around
As poverty continues to rise, the European Food Aid Programme for the Most Deprived is under threat. This could affect some 18 million people
For many Greeks, 2013 is likely to bring further financial hardship. In the port city of Patras, a food bank is now helping 1,000 families who are
The number of foodbanks or soup kitchens in the UK are growing at an alarming rate as the economic downturn claims more and more victims. As many as
Portugal’s National Food Bank began a two day collection campaign on Saturday across the country’s supermarkets. Thousands of volunteers took part