humanitarian aid

UN demands immediate safe passage for aid stuck at Syrian border

The first civilian deaths since a ceasefire took effect in Syria were reported Thursday, while opposing sides in the conflict continued to hold back aid deliveries to hundreds of thousands of people.

Aid delayed for hundreds of thousands of Syrians as ceasefire holds

A ceasefire in Syria was holding Thursday, despite a limited number of reported breaches, but humanitarian aid supplies have not yet entered the country and are being held up on the border with Turkey.

Ceasefire a "positive" but Syrians still await aid deliveries

The first 36 hours of the Syrian ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States appeared "positive," a monitoring group said Wednesday, but activists warned that desperate people were still awaiting much-needed aid deliveries.

Russia announces humanitarian operation in Syria's besieged Aleppo

Russia and the Syrian government are beginning a massive humanitarian operation in the besieged northern city of Aleppo, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.

Second-largest aid convoy enters besieged rebel enclave in Syria

A 48-truck convoy, the second-largest during Syria's five-year conflict, has entered a besieged rebel-held area near the central city of Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday.

Food aid enters Syria's besieged Daraya for first time since 2012

The first food aid convoy since a siege by government forces began in 2012 has entered the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Daraya, officials said Friday, but airstrikes on the area quickly resumed, hampering distribution.

UN diplomat: Aid lifeline to millions of Syrians hangs by a thread

Millions of Syrians are at immediate risk of being cut off from humanitarian aid unless fighting subsides, senior UN envoy Jan Egeland warns.

US pledges another 155 million dollars in humanitarian aid for Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday in Baghdad promised another 155 million dollars in humanitarian assistance for Iraqis affected by a militant insurgency in the country.

Aid groups call for changes in approach to Syria crisis

Humanitarian aid groups on Thursday called for sustained access to areas in Syria, a focus on long-term aid and US leadership in the Syrian refugee crisis.

UN makes first aid delivery under fragile Syrian truce

Aid trucks arrived in Moadamiyet al-Sham in southern Syria on Monday, taking advantage of a shaky ceasefire in the war-torn country that is now in its third day.

UN to deliver humanitarian aid to 154,000 people in Syria

The United Nations will deliver humanitarian aid to hard-hit areas in war-torn Syria over the next five days, a UN official said Monday.

UN completes first aid drop to Syrian city besieged by Islamic State

The UN completed its first humanitarian aid airdrop to Deir ez-Zor, a Syrian city besieged by Islamic State extremists, UN Humanitarian Affairs Chief Stephen O'Brien tells the UN Security Council.

UN: Delivery of aid to Syria is more complicated than expected

The United Nations is still waiting for security guarantees that will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged areas of Syria to begin according to an agreement between world powers in Munich.

Agencies seek billions of dollars in food aid for African countries

Aid organizations and officials have launched appeals for billions of dollars in funding to bring food aid to millions of people in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and South Sudan.

Britain pledges 1.2 billion pounds for Syria and region

Britain has pledged another 1.2 billion pounds (1.75 billion dollars) in aid to Syria and the region, the government said Thursday ahead of an international donors' conference in London.

Aid agencies say 1.4 billion dollars needed for Syrian schoolchildren

A number of aid agencies said Tuesday 1.4 billion dollars is needed to educate around 4 million Syrian children and young people, a day ahead of a conference due to be held in London.

Rights group accuses Yemen rebels of blocking aid to embattled city

Yemen's Houthi rebels are blocking relief supplies to the embattled city of Taiz, advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday.

Aid group apologizes for spreading fake Berlin refugee death account

A Berlin aid group at the centre of a fabricated account of a refugee dying while waiting in line outside a registration centre apologized for the incident Thursday, but said conditions on the ground meant such a scenario was "not improbable."

Countries urge UN Security Council to push for aid access in Syria

The UN Security Council needs to establish an early warning mechanism for humanitarian crises in Syria and to pressure the Syrian government to answer requests for access by aid organizations, diplomats said Wednesday at the United Nations.

Aid agencies seek 550 million dollars for migrants, most for Greece

International aid agencies said Tuesday that they require 550 million dollars to help migrants and refugees in southern Europe this year, with more than half of the sum needed in Greece, where fear and anger grow over the escalating crisis. 

Aid agencies seek 550 million dollars to help migrants in Europe

Aid agencies will need 550 million dollars to help migrants and refugees in southern Europe this year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and more than 60 other aid organizations say in an appeal to donor countries.

UNICEF appeals for 2.8 billion dollars to assist children worldwide

UNICEF appealed for 2.8 billion dollars in aid Tuesday to assist 43 million children living in humanitarian crises worldwide, saying a large portion of the appeal would go towards funding education.

UN panel calls for systemic improvements to humanitarian financing

With 125 million people around the world in need of humanitarian aid, the international community needs to reconfigure humanitarian financing by focusing on development and using money more efficiently, a UN panel said in a report presented Sunday.

"You cannot let more people die," UN official tells Security Council

International actors need to exert pressure on warring parties in Syria to immediately lift sieges and allow humanitarian aid to reach people who are facing starvation, a UN official told the UN Security Council Friday.

Russia airdrops relief aid to besieged Syrian city, activists say

A Russian plane dropped humanitarian supplies in a Syrian city besieged by the Islamic State extremist militia, a monitoring group reported Friday.

Twelve humanitarian trucks enter besieged Syrian towns

Twelve trucks of humanitarian supplies, the second in a week, entered three besieged Syrian towns Thursday, a member of a relief committee in one of the areas told dpa.

UN appeals for almost 8 billion dollars for Syrian humanitarian aid

UN agencies appealed for 7.73 billion dollars Tuesday to fund humanitarian operations in and around Syria in 2016 as the conflict is soon entering its sixth year.

South Sudan facing food shortage crisis, commission says

South Sudan is facing a major humanitarian crisis, a commission monitoring the country's peace process warned Tuesday, saying only a fraction of the necessary food aid is arriving where needed.

Activists in starved Syrian town say aid has been fully distributed

All the contents of an aid convoy have now been distributed to residents of the Syrian town of Madaya, where almost 30 people are reported to have died of starvation amid a siege by government forces, activists said Tuesday.

One aid delivery to besieged Syrian town not enough, MSF says

The besieged Syrian town of Madaya needs a constant supply of aid, not just a single delivery, Doctor Without Borders (MSF) said on Sunday.

Plane from Dubai with relief for refugees arrives in Osijek

Transportni zrakoplov A300 iz Dubaija, koji donosi 37 tona različite humanitarne pomoći za potrebe izbjeglica s Bliskog Istoka i iz srednje Azije, sletio je ...