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The UN is looking to raise $10 billion this year to assist war-affected people inside and outside Syria, in a crunch conference in Brussels.

As Syria and Lebanon continue to struggle amid worsening economic crises, the Pope on Sunday urged world leaders to help the two countries.

Syria facing 'unprecedented' hunger crisis amid coronavirus outbreak: UN

The New Arab Staff

Syria facing 'unprecedented' hunger crisis amid coronavirus outbreak: UN

The United Nations has warned that Covid-19 and the deteriorating economic situation in Syria could prove to be a cocktail of disaster for the people.

Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

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Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he supports the extension of a cross-border program to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria.

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

Ibtisam Azem

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

The New Arab & agencies

Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

The ICRC has warned of a serious humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria, as food shortages and electricity cuts makes the situation yet more dire with coronavirus.

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

9.3 million people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

More than 9 million people are now classed as food insecure in war-torn Syria, the WFP has said.

The New Arab & agencies

Food prices in Syria double in one year

Food prices across Syria have gone up by more than 100% in a single year, as corruption, sanctions, and capital controls in neighbouring Lebanon ...

Ramadan robbed of joy for Rohingya refugees under lockdown

Anu Shukla

Ramadan robbed of joy for Rohingya refugees under lockdown

With lockdown measures and food shortages at refugee camps, Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh face a challenging Ramadan.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan signs deal with WFP to import wheat

The new deal will see Sudan buy and import 200,000 tonnes of wheat from the UN's food agency.

Sudan PM makes historic visit to rebel-held south

The New Arab

Sudan PM makes historic visit to rebel-held south

The visit by Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok marks the first by a senior government official in at least nine years.

UN postpones of 100,000 Rohingya to 'flood-prone' island postponed

The New Arab & agencies

UN postpones of 100,000 Rohingya to 'flood-prone' island postponed

Groups have expressed reservations about moving people to the island, which is regularly hit by devastating cyclones.

Yemen rebels destroy 'gone off' food aid

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen rebels destroy 'gone off' food aid

The Houthis, who control Yemen's capital Sanaa, used diggers to break up sacks of maggot-ridden rice and flour bearing the logo of the UN's ...

UN, Yemen rebels finalise agreement to resume food aid

The New Arab & agencies

UN, Yemen rebels finalise agreement to resume food aid

The agreement was signed on Saturday in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, Houthi-controlled media said.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Where is the Saudi-Emirati aid money?

This week we look at Saudi Arabia and the UAE failing to pay money they pledged, a US House vote to block arms sales to Riyadh and more.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia, UAE 'yet to pay' Yemen aid pledges

The UN aid chief said Saudi Arabia and UAE have only paid a “modest proportion” of the hundreds of millions of dollars pledged at a UN ...

The New Arab & agencies

Full food aid could be restored in Yemen: UN

The UN food agency has reached an "agreement in principle" to restore full food aid to rebel-controlled parts of war-torn Yemen after suspending ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE 'retreats' to protect own borders

This week we look at reports claiming a UAE partial withdrawal from Yemen, more Houthi fails at peace and an Islamic State group loss.

Houthi rebels blocked UN aid to thousands of Yemenis

The New Arab & agencies

Houthi rebels blocked UN aid to thousands of Yemenis

The UN’s World Food Programme says that Yemen’s Houthi rebels turned back an aid shipment meant to feed 100,000 families. The WFP have ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN suspends food aid to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

The UN’s World Food Programme has partially suspended food aid to areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthi movement, accusing the rebels of ...

UN threatens to suspend aid to Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas

The New Arab & agencies

UN threatens to suspend aid to Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas

The World Food Program has threatened to suspend aid to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen after accusing the rebel group of obstructing aid ...

NGOs suspend aid to Syria's embattled Idlib region

The New Arab & agencies

NGOs suspend aid to Syria's embattled Idlib region

UN-linked aid groups have suspended activities in parts of violence-plagued northwest Syria, where stepped up bombardment by the regime and ...

Yemen in Focus: A new battle emerges in Dhale'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: A new battle emerges in Dhale'

This week we look at the newly-emerging battle in the southern Dhale' province, the UAE's second attempt to occupy Socotra and Trump's standing ...

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