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Pink Floyd reunite to release new song 'Hey Hey, Rise Up’ for Ukraine
Pink Floyd are back with a new song titled 'Hey Hey, Rise Up'. The group sampled BoomBox's Andriy Khlyvnyuk singing a patriotic Ukrainian song in St. Sofia Square, Kyiv, at the start of the invasion.
'Europe still not fully aware of tragedy and suffering in Ukraine'
“Nobody could ever expect, believe or anticipate something like this. These are horror stories — what is going on in Mariupol, what is going on in Chernihiv, in Kharkiv. It’s unimaginable.”
Volunteers from around the globe are going to Hungary to help refugees
When they travelled to Hungary to help refugees from Ukraine, volunteers from Israel had no plan beforehand.
Far from the front, Odesa's residents participate in the war effort
In Odesa, a place for food lovers was transformed into a humanitarian centre, providing food and goods to troops and refugees in need.
Volunteers travel to Poland to help Ukraine refugees
Dozens of volunteers from around the world have traveled to the small Polish town of Medyka at the border with Ukraine to help refugees, mostly women and children who are fleeing the violence.
Death toll in Madagascar reaches 120 in cyclone Batsirai aftermath
In early February, Batsirai smashed into the east coast of Madagascar and swept away entire villages of the southwestern Indian Ocean island.
Aid needed for displaced Syrians in northwest this winter, UN says
“It’s a real disaster zone,” said Mark Cutts, the UN deputy regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis of the camps in the northwest.
Australia and New Zealand deliver aid to Tonga after volcano eruption
Tackling a lack of clean water is a priority because supplies have been disrupted by layers of volcanic ash and salt water.
Ukraine says Germany is 'encouraging Putin' over refusal to send arms
Kyiv has criticised Berlin after Germany's defence minister ruled out sending weapons and its navy chief — who has since resigned — said Ukraine would never regain Crimea.
Red Cross' cyber attack exposes data of 515,000 vulnerable people
“An attack on the data of people who are missing makes the anguish and suffering for families even more difficult to endure,” Robert Mardini, the ICRC's director-general, said in a statement.
'Absolutely essential': UN launches €4.4 bn appeal to help Afghans
The UN says $5bn (€4.4bn) is needed to pay health and other essential workers to help prevent the collapse of basic services following the Taliban takeover.
Volunteers gather to help freezing migrants cross the Alps
"Why are we doing this? Because sailors never leave a person to die at sea, same as a mountaineer will never leave a person to die in the mountains," revealed Paquerette Forest, a retired teacher who volunteered to help migrants.
Afghans face hunger as country's economy in dire straits
The return of the Taliban to power has had disastrous consequences, with almost 98% of Afghans affected by the huge shortage of food plaguing the country.
UN appeals for record €36 billion amid global surge in demand for aid
The UN warns that needs are skyrocketing worldwide as the pandemic continues to rage, and climate change and conflicts push more people to the brink of famine.
'Life-saving on trial': Duo face jail in Greece for rescuing migrants
Sean Binder, a German-Irish volunteer, and Sarah Mardini, a Syrian human rights worker, go on trial in Athens on Thursday. They deny the charges which include spying and forgery.
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While the EU takes a hard stance against Belarus, Poland must also face up to its responsibilities toward vulnerable asylum seekers, say the Open Society Initiative for Europe's Magdalena Majkowska-Tomkin and Manos Moschopoulos
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"There is a real risk that the deteriorating humanitarian situation will result in increased displacement, vulnerability and suffering," says IOM chief António Vitorino.
Taliban launches food-for-work programme to tackle hunger crisis
The country is already suffering from poverty, drought, electricity blackouts, and a failing economic system.
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Floods and wildfires across Europe this summer should remind us of the need to strengthen local response networks, say European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič and Red Cross Secretary-General Jagan Chapagain.
EU humanitarian aid package 'not enough' for Afghanistan, NGO says
On Tuesday the European Union announced a revamped humanitarian aid package worth €1 billion to deal with the aftermath of the Taliban takeover.
EU announces €1 billion in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan
As part of the new package, Brussels will send financial support to neighbouring countries in order to avoid a potential migration crisis.
United Arab Emirates
Aid sent to help cholera outbreak, refugees crisis and flood victims
Two humanitarian aid flights left Dubai bound to give much-needed help to the people of Sudan and Ethiopia. Supplied by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
$12.3 million 'found stashed' at former Afghan leaders' homes
"The money found came from senior leaders of the previous government, such as Amrullah Saleh" according to the statement of the Afghan Central Bank.
Another week to get Kabul airport up and running, officials say
"There has been extensive damage to various parts of the airport, including utilities," officials told Euronews.
Stopping humanitarian aid to Afghanistan 'could spark a catastrophe'
"If funding is frozen to anything which is going on in Afghanistan, including the humanitarian operation, that will precipitate a catastrophe here for the Afghanistan people."
Political spat leaves Afghans trapped on Polish-Belarusian border
A Polish humanitarian group has demanded the group, which includes a teenage girl and several sick people, be allowed to claim asylum in their country.