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South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

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

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows a mother breastfeeding her child who suffers acute malnutrition at the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, northern Bahr al-Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Leaders, NGOs meet in Istanbul for first humanitarian summit

May 23, 2016 - 10:59 AM

With some 60 million people displaced around the world and at least 125 million requiring assistance and protection all participants agree the need for action is more urgent than ever

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (4th from right) arrives at the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC), venue for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 22, 2016. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Israel hospital treats daughter of Palestinian arch-foe

Oct 20, 2014 - 7:54 AM

An Israeli hospital says it has treated a daughter of Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniya who is a sworn enemy of the Jewish state

Ismail Haniyah at the Rafah Crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on 10 January 2012. Ali Ali/File/EPA

PH vows to build back better 100 days post-Haiyan

Feb 16, 2014 - 7:43 PM

The United Nations says the need remain enormous in areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda international name Haiyan

100 DAYS AFTER. Row of tents used as temporary shelters by resident-survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) along the coastal area of Tacloban City. The United Nations warned on February 15 that millions of survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon were still without adequate shelter 100 days after the disaster. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

In Numbers: 100 days after Yolanda

Feb 16, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Here are some figures to help us see how Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan affected the country and how these have been addressed so far

Kerry: $24.6M more for Yolanda rehab

Dec 18, 2013 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED The storm may have broken the hearts of the world but it has not broken the spirit of the Filipino the US Secretary of State says in a speech in Tacloban

IN TACLOBAN. US Secretary of State John Kerry (center) arrives at a evacuation camp in Tacloban City, 18 December 2013. Photo by Patricia Evangelista/Rappler