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February 05, 2016
Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster
Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there ...
February 04, 2016
The Latest: 'Like a siege of Aleppo is about to begin'
The latest on fighting in Syria and Thursday's Syria aid conference (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The aid group Mercy Corps ...
February 01, 2016
UN envoy declares 'official beginning' to Syria peace talks
Syrian peace talks gained a small measure of momentum Monday with the U.N. special envoy formally declaring the start of ...
January 31, 2016
US pledges $97M to combat Ethiopia's drought
The U.S. has boosted its emergency food aid to Ethiopia by nearly $100 million to combat one of the worst droughts in ...
January 29, 2016
In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region
In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon. Millions of people across ...
January 27, 2016
UN launches appeal for $393M humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
The United Nations launched an appeal on Wednesday for $393 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help millions of ...
January 23, 2016
UN says access difficult to besieged Yemeni city of Taiz
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said Saturday that they are seeking ways to ensure unconditional access ...
January 22, 2016
Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged are called too dangerous
As images and reports of starvation in besieged Syrian communities drew an international outcry and two rare aid convoys this ...
January 21, 2016
The Latest: US drops rivalry to multilateral Argentine loans
The latest developments from the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where top executives and world ...
January 20, 2016
UN: Central African Republic facing hunger crisis
The United Nations is warning of a hunger crisis in Central African Republic that is affecting half the country's population.
January 17, 2016
UN panel: $40 billion needed to aid people in war, disasters
An estimated $40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result ...
January 15, 2016
UN agency: Starving Syrian teen died 'in front of our eyes'
The U.N. children's agency said Friday that it witnessed the death of a teenager who died of starvation "in front of our ...
January 15, 2016
Correction: Syria story
In a story Jan. 14 about humanitarian aid entering Madaya, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Care International ...
January 14, 2016
World Health Organization declares Liberia free of Ebola
The World Health Organization has formally announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, joining Sierra Leone and ...
January 12, 2016
Siege, starvation left Syrian town in 'grim' state, UN says
Siege and starvation have left the rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya in a nightmarish state not seen elsewhere in the country, ...
January 12, 2016
Aid convoys reach 3 Syria communities besieged for months
The U.N. humanitarian chief has called for Monday's delivery of aid to three besieged towns in Syria to be the first of many ...
January 07, 2016
Syria government agrees to let aid into beleaguered villages
The Syrian government has agreed to allow humanitarian assistance into three beleaguered villages following reports of deaths ...
December 17, 2015
UN: At talks, Yemeni negotiators reach deal on aid delivery
Negotiators from Yemen's warring sides have reached a deal to allow the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries into the ...
December 13, 2015
Syrian rebels fire barrage of mortar shells into capital
Rebels entrenched in an eastern suburb of Damascus fired volleys of mortar shells into the Syrian capital on Sunday, killing ...
November 16, 2015
New ideas to tackle Syria refugee crisis: Investing, not aid
Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among ...