Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu brace for coronavirus crisis amid challenging circumstances of camp life
Having survived a civil war, Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu camps say they are prepared to battle coronavirus crisis: "Covid is only a new dimension to our suffering. We will not allow it to defeat us.”
11 million North Korean need food, children are stunted due to 'chronic undernutrition', says UN report
An estimated 11 million people in North Korea — over 43 percent of the population — are undernourished and "chronic food insecurity and malnutrition is widespread", according to a UN report issued on Wednesday.
Venezuela: Two killed as Maduro loyalists block aid convoy with tear gas, bullets; Guaido says president doesn't care for citizens
In the Venezuela border towns of San Antonio and Urena, troops fired rubber rounds at opposition supporters, including lawmakers, who walked toward the frontier waving Venezuelan flags and chanting “freedom”.
That border city, swollen by a flood of migrants from Venezuela, is a collection point for aid that's supposed to be distributed by supporters of Juan Guaido.
Venezuela: Juan Guaido says humanitarian aid to arrive on 23 Feb; sets stage for showdown with Maduro, who has blocked US supplies
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido told a huge rally of supporters that humanitarian aid will enter the country on 23 February, setting the stage for a showdown with President Nicolas Maduro, who has refused to let supplies in.
Dozens injured by Israeli fire and tear gas on Gaza strip: Morocco sends humanitarian aid to Palestine
After dozens of demonstrators from Palestine were injured by Israeli fire, Morocco has sent humanitarian aid and medical teams to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including equipment for a field hospital.
Blockchain is being used for humanitarian aid with charities experimenting with technology to improve their work
For aid and development groups, blockchain can come in all shapes and sizes.
Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?
Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion at the recently-concluded Raisina Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi. And rightfully so.
'Dark tourism' -- driven mainly by Asians -- is on the upswing at Syrian refugee camps along the Jordan border
The United States has announced to curtail the number of refugee it would accept in 2018 to 45,000, half of the cap in 2016
Russia has clashed with European Union over Syria, accusing the bloc of politicising aid by linking reconstruction funds to political transition
Police in western Myanmar fired warning shots after a Buddhist mob tried to block humanitarian aid headed to an area where ethnic Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes, police have said.
The flood situation in Assam turned critical with seven people losing their lives in a day on Monday, affecting over 12.55 lakh people across 20 districts in the state.
Israel on Monday began reducing electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, despite warnings the move could increase suffering and tensions in the Palestinian enclave.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday appealed for $92 million to alleviate the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
Aleppo, Syria's second city, is a particular focus after weeks of heavy fighting. The eastern neighbourhoods where some 250,000 people live have been under government siege for most of the past two months.
Russia's defence ministry has said it would hold fire around Syria's ravaged city of Aleppo for three hours each day to allow humanitarian aid in, an initiative the UN said is insufficient to meet the city's needs.
Britain and France urged the UN to begin humanitarian air drops to Syria's besieged areas including a rebel-held town near Damascus.
The Chinese has government delivered 60 million yuan (about $9.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid materials to the victims of the deadly April 16 earthquake in Ecuador.
With much of Kathmandu lying in ruins, tens of thousands of residents spent the night slept out on the streets, in makeshift tents fashioned from plastic sheeting that did little to protect them from heavy overnight rains.