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Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this year's donor conference.

UN warns UK about potential <em>aid</em> cut to Syria

The New Arab Staff

UN warns UK about potential aid cut to Syria

The UN's humanitarian aid chief has warned the UK against making a massive cut to aid to Syria, saying that such a move would "bite us all tomorrow".

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

The New Arab Staff

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US resumes aid to Yemen's north as famine looms

The Biden administration as of Friday will "cautiously resume" support to humanitarian groups working in Yemen's Houthi-controlled north, a ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up

Crises-hit Lebanon could soon face total darkness if no funds are secured to buy fuel for power, a senior energy official said.

How the UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Aniqah Choudhri

How the UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Comment: Taking away over half of Yemen's aid budget while still providing the weapons of war is beyond contempt, writes Aniqah ...

The New Arab Staff

Why haven't we declared Yemen famine? Expert weighs in

Though parts of Yemen are suffering huge food shortages a famine has not been declared.

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles ...

UK planning massive <em>aid</em> <em>cuts</em> to Middle East

The New Arab Staff

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The plans would drastically slash aid to war-torn and poverty-stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa

Charities blast British <em>aid</em> cut for war-torn Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Charities blast British aid cut for war-torn Yemen

Britain pledged £87 million for Yemen at an international donors' conference this week, about half the amount it offered last year.

Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

The New Arab Staff

Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

A bomb targeting a military convoy carrying leaders of the separatist “Security Belt” militia has killed and injured a number of fighters in the ...

The New Arab Staff

UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

The spectre of dry funds comes as the UK announced on Monday that it was slashing its aid program to Yemen by more than 50%.

The New Arab Staff

Boris Johnson dismisses concern for Yemen amid aid cuts

The British premier said in his weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions that the crisis in Yemen was not among the 'issues of the hour'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency: report

The New Arab Staff

UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency: report

Bahrain, another Gulf state that normalised ties with Israel, also reduced its donations to UNRWA.

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

The New Arab Staff

UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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