3 ways to fix the way we fund humanitarian relief

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Lowcock, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Each year, humanitarian aid organizations save and protect tens of millions of people caught up in crises across the […]

Greater support needed for refugees and migrants from Venezuela – UN

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As hundreds of Venezuelans continue to pour into neighbouring countries due to social and political upheaval at home, the heads of the United Nations refugee and migration agencies called for greater international support to meet the most basic needs of the displaced. As of […]

UN chief condemns air strike that hit school bus in northern Yemen, killing scores of children

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday condemned an air strike by pro-Yemini Government coalition forces, which killed scores of children who were on board a bus travelling through a busy market area in the northern province of Saada. While the exact death toll remains to be confirmed, initial news reports indicate that the […]

‘Well-being of two million’ in Gaza at stake as emergency fuel runs dry: UN humanitarian coordinator

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. To avert hospital closures and raw sewage overflowing onto the streets of Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator on Wednesday called on Israeli authorities to allow UN-purchased emergency fuel back across the border of the Palestinian enclave. “Restricting the entry of emergency fuel to […]

Yemen parties underscore ‘strong desire’ for peace, UN Envoy reports

  This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Warring parties in Yemen have expressed their “strong desire” to achieve peace, the United Nations Envoy for the country has reported. Martin Griffiths was in the capital, Sana’a, this week for two days of talks with leaders and representatives of the Ansar Allah […]

Aid teams respond to escalating southwest Syria conflict: 750,000 civilians are at risk

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Vital humanitarian relief continues to reach Dera’a in south-west Syria, where 750,000 people are at risk and at least 45,000 people have been displaced amid a government-led offensive to regain opposition-held areas, UN aid teams said on Tuesday. Clashes between forces loyal to the […]