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After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The chaotic mess caused by the conflict that devastated Mosul must be cleared away first, before rebuilding starts

After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

Soldiers in Bicol raise funds for Marawi evacuees

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Members of the military in Bicol, who spearheaded the donation drive, thank Bicolanos for helping Marawi City

Soldiers in Bicol raise funds for Marawi evacuees

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul – UN

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:36 PM

(UPDATED) UN: 'Our estimate at this stage is that in the final pockets of the Old City, there could be as many as 15,000 civilians, possibly even as high as 20,000'

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul – UN

When the Philippines opened its doors to Jewish refugees

Jun 24, 2017 - 2:31 PM

'We would not be alive today if not for the Philippines,' says Lotte Hershfield, one of the thousand Jews who came to the country during World War II

When the Philippines opened its doors to Jewish refugees

In Bicol, military spearheads relief drive for Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'We might be sleeping soundly here but our brothers in Marawi City are in miserable condition,' Colonel Alden Juan Masagca, commanding officer of the Army's 901st Infantry Brigade, says in his appeal to Bicolanos

In Bicol, military spearheads relief drive for Marawi

More solidarity with refugees needed as forced displacement rises

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

One person is displaced every 3 seconds. By the time you finish reading this sentence, someone will have been displaced.

More solidarity with refugees needed as forced displacement rises

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:39 AM

A key problem is getting aid supplies to the relatively remote desert region in Syria's north, with just a trickle of assistance currently crossing from neighboring Turkey and Iraq

Daunting aid challenges as civilians flee Syria's Raqa

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

May 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors' or relatives' houses

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

May 28, 2017 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy rains on Friday, May 26, triggered the worst flooding and landslides in 14 years in the southern and western parts of the island

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Mar 02, 2017 - 9:44 AM

West Mosul is the largest population centre still controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, and its recapture would mark the effective end of the cross-border 'caliphate'

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The Netflix-produced film about rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians caught in the country's devastating war, called simply 'The White Helmets,' is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel

Film on Syria's White Helmets wins Oscar

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine, the government says

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

UN wants $3.5B to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:46 AM

The figure of $3.5 billion for the next two years is part of a $4.6 billion package the UN is seeking to help refugees including those hosted by Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt

UN wants $3.5B to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers

Dec 19, 2016 - 8:37 AM

(5th UPDATE) Ahmad al-Dbis, who heads a team of doctors and volunteers coordinating evacuations, says the evacuees were in 'a very bad state after waiting for more than 16 hours' at a regime checkpoint without being allowed off the buses.

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers

Syria crisis: UN Security Council to vote on Aleppo observers

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:08 AM

The UN Security Council is set to meet to vote on French proposals to dispatch monitors to oversee evacuations and report on the protection of civilians, but faces resistance from veto-wielding Russia

Syria crisis: UN Security Council to vote on Aleppo observers

Canada looks to export its private refugee sponsorship model

Dec 15, 2016 - 9:14 AM

Immigration minister: 'It won't solve it. It's a huge crisis... but it could make a difference'

Canada looks to export its private refugee sponsorship model

Bigger DSWD warehouse now open to store relief goods

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The Australian government provides a P104.2 million-grant to the DSWD for the building of the warehouse, prepositioning of non-food relief supplies, and technical assistance

Bigger DSWD warehouse now open to store relief goods

No end in sight to migrant carnage in Mediterranean

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Departures from Libya are continuing unabated despite worsening weather in the Mediterranean, with over 3,200 people rescued from crowded and unseaworthy dinghies since November 12

No end in sight to migrant carnage in Mediterranean

Kenya suspends Dadaab refugee camp closure for 6 months

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:59 AM

The decision to push the deadline back to May 2017 comes just two weeks before the camp is scheduled to close amid mounting concern that Somali refugees are being forced to leave

Kenya suspends Dadaab refugee camp closure for 6 months

100 feared dead in Mediterranean after migrant boat capsize

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean came the day after another incident in which it is feared dozens may have drowned after the sinking of another dinghy

100 feared dead in Mediterranean after migrant boat capsize

Haiti storm victims, in makeshift camps, bemoan aid chaos

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:40 PM

'I pay my taxes, I contribute like everyone else... I don't understand what is happening. It makes me angry because it makes me question our humanity.'

Haiti storm victims, in makeshift camps, bemoan aid chaos

Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

Oct 23, 2016 - 7:39 AM

Heavy clashes erupt between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expires

Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing, with thousands more lives interrupted. Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins.

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:08 AM

People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

#ReliefPH: Help victims of typhoon Lawin

Battle for Mosul sparks fears of humanitarian crisis

Oct 17, 2016 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) Those who flee Mosul will likely be able to bring little or nothing with them, meaning basic necessities such as food, water, shelter and clothing will have to be provided

Battle for Mosul sparks fears of humanitarian crisis

UN chief to visit hurricane-hit Haiti as funding appeal falls short

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:26 AM

The United Nations has launched a flash appeal for $120 million to help Haiti cope with its worst humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake, but only $6.1 million has been raised so far

UN chief to visit hurricane-hit Haiti as funding appeal falls short

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Supplies are still far short of what is needed by the thousands of starving people

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

Haiti death toll hits 473 as survivors plead for aid

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:48 AM

Thousands of people in hard-hit communities struggle to rebuild homes and access food and clean water

Haiti death toll hits 473 as survivors plead for aid

At least 1.4M need aid in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew – UN

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a 'massive response' from the international community, the United Nations chief says

At least 1.4M need aid in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew – UN

Kenya forcing refugees back to Somalia – NGO

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Kenya is violating international law by forcing residents of the world's largest refugee camp to return to Somalia, an aid agency says

Kenya forcing refugees back to Somalia – NGO

Hurricane Matthew weakens, makes South Carolina landfall

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:32 AM

In Haiti, where Matthew was a monster Category 4 when it slammed into the poorest country in the western hemisphere Tuesday, October 4, the official death toll rises to at least 336

Hurricane Matthew weakens, makes South Carolina landfall

World donors pledge $15B for Afghanistan

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in the Belgian capital seeking aid from officials from 75 countries and more than 20 global organizations

World donors pledge $15B for Afghanistan

10 countries host half world's refugees – Amnesty

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Countries immediately neighboring crisis zones – led by Jordan, Turkey, and Pakistan – bear the brunt of the global refugee problem

10 countries host half world's refugees – Amnesty

Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo – UN

Sep 24, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The denial of access to food, water and medicines has been used repeatedly as a weapon by all sides in Syria's brutal 5-year-old civil war

Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo – UN

Aid convoy attacked as Syria ceasefire collapses

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:22 AM

(UPDATED) Syria's military announced the end to the truce, accusing rebels of more than 300 violations and failing to 'commit to a single element' of the US-Russia deal

Aid convoy attacked as Syria ceasefire collapses

Fragile Syria truce tested by violence, US-Russia tensions

Sep 17, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The ceasefire has been marred by a lack of humanitarian aid deliveries, sporadic violence, and increasing friction between Moscow and Washington

Fragile Syria truce tested by violence, US-Russia tensions

UN's Ban presses for Syria aid as truce holds

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Besieged civilians are still waiting desperately for relief in Syria's war-battered second city of Aleppo, with 20 UN aid trucks stranded on the Turkish border over security concerns

UN's Ban presses for Syria aid as truce holds

North Korea floods 'major, complex disaster' – Red Cross

Sep 13, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Rescue workers are struggling to reach stricken communities in the country's far north, where thousands have been left homeless, and the risk of disease is looming

North Korea floods 'major, complex disaster' – Red Cross

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea – UN

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in North Korea – UN

2.4 million in Libya need aid, UN says on World Humanitarian Day

Aug 20, 2016 - 8:15 AM

'They lack medicines, vaccinations and suffer from poor hospitalization services. Almost 300,000 children are out of schools and almost 350,000 Libyans are displaced within the country'

2.4 million in Libya need aid, UN says on World Humanitarian Day

UN appeals for urgent aid access to Syria's Aleppo

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Fears are growing for trapped civilians ahead of what is expected to be an all-out battle for control of Aleppo, a focal point of Syria's 5-year civil war

UN appeals for urgent aid access to Syria's Aleppo

Obama turns up pressure on Putin over Syria

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:22 AM

US President Barack Obama says Russia risked casting itself as an 'irresponsible actor' on the world stage, after meeting with top aides at the Pentagon

Obama turns up pressure on Putin over Syria

Sanctions disrupt aid agencies in North Korea

Jul 25, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say

Sanctions disrupt aid agencies in North Korea

Nepal selling rice donated for quake victims

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The Nepal government cites lack of storage space, but aid agencies say people are still going hungry in marginalized communities

Nepal selling rice donated for quake victims

Turkish ship arrives with Gaza aid after Israeli reconciliation deal

Jul 03, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The Panama-flagged Lady Leyla is carrying 11,000 tons of supplies such as food and toys

Turkish ship arrives with Gaza aid after Israeli reconciliation deal

Pakistan calls for aid for its millions of Afghan refugees

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Pakistan, home for decades to millions of Afghan refugees, calls for the support of the international community as it warns that without help, the flow of those fleeing Afghanistan's decades-long war to Europe could increase

Pakistan calls for aid for its millions of Afghan refugees

Kenya faces legal action over refugee camp closure

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:34 AM

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) says the closure will endanger refugees 'if they are forcibly returned without proper assessment of the security concerns'

Kenya faces legal action over refugee camp closure

Humanitarian air drops: A complex, risky task

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Military experts cite the challenges involved in carrying out humanitarian air drops for those in besieged areas

Humanitarian air drops: A complex, risky task

UN could start using helicopters for Syria aid drops

Jun 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

'One can imagine the security challenges for that – plus the security challenges of flying helicopters over the skies of Syria,' says United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric

UN could start using helicopters for Syria aid drops

UN says Syria aid drops not 'imminent' despite pleas

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Britain and France are calling for urgent aid for besieged Syrian towns, particularly Daraya, Moadamiyeh, and Madaya

UN says Syria aid drops not 'imminent' despite pleas