Over 50,000 affected by seasonal floods in Somalia

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Tuesday said that seasonal flooding in several regions of Somalia affected up to 50,000 people.

UN wants $173 mn for winter in Iraq

Geneva: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has called for 173.1 million dollars to address the immediate needs of 1.26 million people across Iraq in need of assistance over the winter.

UN to aid Sri Lanka after landslides

 UN humanitarian agencies are on standby to help Sri Lanka after heavy rains caused landslides, an official said.

Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN

At least 37 percent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported Tuesday.

Sudan army says 110 rebels killed in South Kordofan

The Sudanese army said it killed 110 rebels as it repelled an assault in South Kordofan state today, although the insurgents denied the death toll.

Fighting in Yemen displaces 20,000 people: UN

The UN and humanitarian organisations in Yemen are concerned about the new displacement of as many as 20,000 people in the country`s northern Amran governorate, due to heavy fighting between government forces and armed rebels in the last two weeks, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Food aid for 30,000 people in Syria: UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said a 15-truck convoy delivered food aid for 30,000 people in opposition-held areas of Syria.

UN relief agencies aid delivery to Syria

Humanitarian aid supplies have been delivered to a number of areas in Syria over the past few days, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).