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Yemen's Houthi rebels, who were previously accused of diverting humanitarian aid in the war ravaged country, criticised the World Food Programme's Nobel Peace Prize win.

The UN organisation helped 97 million people last year, distributing 15 billion rations to people in 88 countries.

<em>WFP</em> warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

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WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

The World Food Programme on Monday warned more than 2 million Syrians risk joining the fast swelling ranks of the hungry and poor in the war-torn Syria country.

Beirut explosion: <em>WFP</em> to send wheat flour to Lebanon

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Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

The United Nations food-assistance branch will aid Beirut with 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour after the country's only only grain silo was ...

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

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Yemenis rally around distraught driver who lost bus

A bus driver who lost his only source of income in a fire has seen thousands rally in his support in a two-day social media drive.

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UN warns of alarming rise of hunger in Yemen

"We must act now... The warning signs have returned and with coronavirus pandemic added to the mix, it could get a lot worse if humanitarian ...

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Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The UN's World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said action must be taken before a famine is declared.

UN to call for $10 billion aid for Syrians

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UN to call for $10 billion aid for Syrians

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.

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Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and Lebanon

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

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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 ...

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.

Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

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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 ...

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.

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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.

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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 ...

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.

Sudan signs deal with <em>WFP</em> to import wheat

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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