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Number of southern Africans needing aid rises by one million

The number of people in southern Africa needing food aid and related assistance has risen by more than a million to 13.8 million since July, the UN said Tuesday.

Croatia has so far provided over EUR 6mn in aid to Afghanistan

Croatia has so far provided about 50 million kuna (6.6 million euros) in assistance to Afghanistan and will continue to help that country, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac...

Criticism in Germany as EU proposes to offer aid to foreign armies

The European Union should be able to funnel aid to militaries in fragile partner countries, the bloc's executive proposed Tuesday, in a move expected to benefit African nations in particular.

UN to request Syrian government's approval for aid airdrops

The United Nations will ask the Syrian government on Sunday for approval to carry out airdrops of aid to besieged areas with no or partial humanitarian access, members of the UN Security Council...

UN: Syrian government approves aid access to 12 besieged cities

The Syrian government has approved full humanitarian aid access to 12 besieged cities and partial access to three locations under siege, the UN says.

WFP preparing Syria air drops, but UN lacks regime approval

The World Food Programme is preparing humanitarian air drops in Syria, but the operation is not imminent as the Syrian regime has not yet given its approval, senior UN envoys say.

First aid convoy since 2012 enters long-besieged Syrian town

A long-awaited humanitarian aid convoy entered the Damascus suburb of Daraya, under siege from government forces since 2012, as an international deadline for the provision of relief to besieged...

First aid convoy since 2012 enters besieged Daraya, near Damascus

A humanitarian aid convoy has entered the besieged area of Daraya, outside the Syrian capital Damascus, for the first time since 2012, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday...

Croatia requests EC aid for dairy farmers, frost damage

"Croatia has proposed a special item in which we wish to inform the European Commission about the situation in an especially delicate and vulnerable sector, milk production," Romic said.

Dairy farmers to receive HRK 27.6 million in aid

The government on Wednesday adopted a decision on the payment of HRK 27.6 million to milk producers which should be allocated no later than 30 June in an effort to relieve the difficult situation...

Syrian opposition says no talks without aid, as 44 die in airstrikes

Syrian peace talks cannot continue unless more humanitarian aid reaches civilians and the truce can only hold if rebels get more weapons, leading opposition envoy Riyad Hijab said Tuesday in...

EU provides Greece with 83 million euros in refugee aid

The European Union on Tuesday approved 83 million euros (93.8 million dollars) aimed at improving conditions for refugees in Greece, in its first disbursement under a mechanism set up to provide...

EU proposes 700 million euros in aid as migrants crowd into Greece

The European Union should provide 700 million euros (760 million dollars) in emergency aid through 2018 for member states worst affected by Europe's migration crisis, the bloc's executive proposed...

UN says aid drops planned to Syrian city encircled by Islamic State

World powers are planning aid air drops to the besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, UN official Jan Egeland, head of the humanitarian task force on Syria, said Thursday.

UN aid convoy enters besieged Damascus suburb

Dozens of trucks laden with humanitarian aid Wednesday entered a besieged Damascus suburb, UN sources and state media said.