BREAKING NEWS

Food aid

News

Iraqi forces hand out aid to desperate Mosul residents

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.

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.

News

Madaya, a town on the brink of starvation, granted UN food aid by Assad

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 Syrian government has agreed to allow emergency UN aid into three besieged towns – including the rebel held town of Madaya, close to Damascus –

News

UN warns of impending famine in Yemen as no way in for food aid

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 World Food programme is sounding the alarm on an impending humanitarian disaster in Yemen. Its Executive Director says the risk of famine has

News

Myanmar floods: International community responds to calls for aid

The international community is stepping up efforts to help flood-stricken Myanmar, which has appealed for aid after devastating monsoon rains

The international community is stepping up efforts to help flood-stricken Myanmar, which has appealed for aid after devastating monsoon rains

News

Aid agencies in race against time in Nepal

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

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

News

Ukraine's aid reaches east as Russian convoy remains stalled

With questions surrounding a Russian aid convoy still unanswered, a Ukrainian convoy has reached the besieged region of Luhansk in the east of the

With questions surrounding a Russian aid convoy still unanswered, a Ukrainian convoy has reached the besieged region of Luhansk in the east of the

Nocomment

Russian aid convoy heads for eastern Ukraine

A convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after an agreement was reached on an international humanitarian

A convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after an agreement was reached on an international humanitarian

News

Iraq: Yazidi refugees still trapped on Mount Sinjar

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

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

News

UN agency airlifts aid to Syria amid reports of Homs deal

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

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

Nocomment

Aid and military supplies from Cameroon arrive in Bangui

A massive convoy of trucks carrying aid and military supplies to the Central African Republic from Cameroon finally arrived in the capital Bangui on

A massive convoy of trucks carrying aid and military supplies to the Central African Republic from Cameroon finally arrived in the capital Bangui on

News

Urgent UN appeal amid Central African Republic food crisis

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

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

News

Scale of Philippines aid effort like helping 'whole of Belgium'

The UN says getting relief supplies to the millions affected by the Philippines typhoon is a “logistical nightmare” admitting that some areas have

The UN says getting relief supplies to the millions affected by the Philippines typhoon is a “logistical nightmare” admitting that some areas have

News

Philippines: long-awaited aid arrives in devastated Tacloban

Residents of the Philippines’ city of Tacloban have been enduring a daily struggle for survival since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city a week

Residents of the Philippines’ city of Tacloban have been enduring a daily struggle for survival since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city a week

News

Philippine survivors help each other through the nightmare

Amid the devastation in Tacloban, tales of survival, resilience and generosity towards others are emerging daily. One concerns a small girl called

Amid the devastation in Tacloban, tales of survival, resilience and generosity towards others are emerging daily. One concerns a small girl called

Nocomment

Thousands protest in Philippines against corruption

Tens of thousands of Filipinos marched through the streets of Manila in opposition to a controversial priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or

Tens of thousands of Filipinos marched through the streets of Manila in opposition to a controversial priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or

News

School meal kills 20 children in India

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

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

News

UN agency suspends operations in Gaza

The main UN humanitarian agency for Palestinians said it was suspending operations in the Gaza Strip after protesters stormed its headquarters over

The main UN humanitarian agency for Palestinians said it was suspending operations in the Gaza Strip after protesters stormed its headquarters over

News

Protesting farmers hand out free food in Athens

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

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

Special_reports

Is Europe turning its back on its poor?

As poverty continues to rise, the European Food Aid Programme for the Most Deprived is under threat. This could affect some 18 million people

As poverty continues to rise, the European Food Aid Programme for the Most Deprived is under threat. This could affect some 18 million people

News

Greek food bank struggles to meet surging demand

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

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

News

Skint and hungry: foodbanks on the rise in the UK

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

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

News

Portugal National Food Bank pre-Christmas drive

Portugal’s National Food Bank began a two day collection campaign on Saturday across the country’s supermarkets. Thousands of volunteers took part

Portugal’s National Food Bank began a two day collection campaign on Saturday across the country’s supermarkets. Thousands of volunteers took part

News

Threat of freezing weather adds to US east coast woes

The presidential election might be fast approaching but so too is cold and wintry weather. With more than two-and-a-half million homes and

The presidential election might be fast approaching but so too is cold and wintry weather. With more than two-and-a-half million homes and

News

Food banks squeezed in Spain

Sister Esperanza Romero runs a soup kitchen in Oviedo, which feeds 300 people a day, many of them from the middle class. Around 100 volunteers help

Sister Esperanza Romero runs a soup kitchen in Oviedo, which feeds 300 people a day, many of them from the middle class. Around 100 volunteers help

News

Haiti appeals for international aid for Sandy victims

While the world’s attention was fixed on storm Sandy’s impact on the US, the hurricane-force winds had already left a trail of destruction across the

While the world’s attention was fixed on storm Sandy’s impact on the US, the hurricane-force winds had already left a trail of destruction across the

Europe

Is Europe abandoning its poor?

Today we have a question from Tom in Paris: “Hello, I read somewhere recently that the European food aid programme for the poor could disappear

Today we have a question from Tom in Paris: “Hello, I read somewhere recently that the European food aid programme for the poor could disappear

News

Turkey renews ceasefire call for all Syrian factions

Turkey has repeated its call for a ceasefire in Syria during the Eid religious festival, which begins on Friday for Muslims worldwide. The foreign

Turkey has repeated its call for a ceasefire in Syria during the Eid religious festival, which begins on Friday for Muslims worldwide. The foreign