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United Nations finalizes accord with Yemen rebels to resume food aid

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:03 PM

The agreement includes a biometric database of civilians in need of aid in order to guarantee 'effective and efficient distribution' and to 'benefit the most needy'

U.N. reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2B

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have just received a piece of good news. Finally, it was possible for us to reach the Red Sea Mills,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

YEMEN AID. A general view shows the Red Sea Flour Mills on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as Yemeni pro-government forces continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 14, 2018. Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

New aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross says 44 aid trucks carrying food and other supplies entered Madaya on Thursday January 14

A handout image dated January 11, 2016, made available by the International Committee of the Red Cross, showing a convoy of vehicles seen en route to Madaya, Syria. Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC/Handout/EPA

Aid trucks enter starvation-hit Syria town

Jan 12, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Residents of Madaya Syria say they have no food no water and no electricity

UN-chartered ship docks in Yemen with fuel for aid deliveries

May 10, 2015 - 9:59 PM

This breakthrough for the UN humanitarian operation in Yemen will allow us to reach hundreds of thousands of people in need of urgent food assistance says Purnima Kashyap World Food Programme country director in Yemen

War-torn South Sudan facing 'specter' of famine

Mar 13, 2014 - 11:48 PM

South Sudan faces possible famine if warring forces continue to flout a ceasefire deal US and EU envoys warn

CIVIL WAR. Fighting between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar has not ceased since December 15, 2013. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Fabio Bucciarelli

UN aid to enter Syria's Homs after first evacuations

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:54 AM

According to the United Nations 83 civilians were evacuated under a 3 day humanitarian pause

UN airlifts aid to northeastern Syria

Feb 04, 2014 - 10:07 PM

Aid agencies have repeatedly sounded the alarm about their inability to supply regular aid by road to millions of Syrians suffering through nearly 3 years of war

Aid arrives for Somalia's cyclone hit Puntland region

Nov 19, 2013 - 3:59 PM

The local government in the semi autonomous region has said as many as 300 people were feared to have been killed in the aftermath of the storm