The chaotic mess caused by the conflict that devastated Mosul must be cleared away first, before rebuilding starts
Members of the military in Bicol, who spearheaded the donation drive, thank Bicolanos for helping Marawi City
(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'
'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
'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
One person is displaced every 3 seconds. By the time you finish reading this sentence, someone will have been displaced.
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
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors' or relatives' houses
(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
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'
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
Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine, the government says
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
(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.
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
Immigration minister: 'It won't solve it. It's a huge crisis... but it could make a difference'
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
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
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
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
'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.'
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
Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing, with thousands more lives interrupted. Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins.
People affected by typhoon Lawin need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.
(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
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
Supplies are still far short of what is needed by the thousands of starving people
Thousands of people in hard-hit communities struggle to rebuild homes and access food and clean water
(UPDATED) Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a 'massive response' from the international community, the United Nations chief says
Kenya is violating international law by forcing residents of the world's largest refugee camp to return to Somalia, an aid agency says
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
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in the Belgian capital seeking aid from officials from 75 countries and more than 20 global organizations
Countries immediately neighboring crisis zones – led by Jordan, Turkey, and Pakistan – bear the brunt of the global refugee problem
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
(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
The ceasefire has been marred by a lack of humanitarian aid deliveries, sporadic violence, and increasing friction between Moscow and Washington
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
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
The country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood
'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'
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
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
Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say
The Nepal government cites lack of storage space, but aid agencies say people are still going hungry in marginalized communities
The Panama-flagged Lady Leyla is carrying 11,000 tons of supplies such as food and toys
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
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'
Military experts cite the challenges involved in carrying out humanitarian air drops for those in besieged areas
'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
Britain and France are calling for urgent aid for besieged Syrian towns, particularly Daraya, Moadamiyeh, and Madaya