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The presence of soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea has been widely documented, but repeatedly denied by Addis Ababa and Asmara.

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday.

Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: <em>WFP</em>

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Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace process have so far failed.

80 percent of Ethiopia's Tigray 'cut off from aid'

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80 percent of Ethiopia's Tigray 'cut off from aid'

Some 80 percent of Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region has been cut off from humanitarian aid, the country's Red Cross Society said.

UN ups food aid to Tigray over starvation fears

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UN ups food aid to Tigray over starvation fears

This comes as fears grow of a humanitarian catastrophe in Tigray, three months after fighting erupted between forces loyal to the regional ...

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

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UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme warned war-torn Yemen faces "looming famine" and urged nations to immediately provide ...

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Yemen rebels slam WFP after Nobel Peace Prize win

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

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

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

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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 ...

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.

UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

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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.

Yemenis rally around distraught driver who lost bus

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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 action is delayed."

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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.

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

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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