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UN steps up humanitarian aid in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 08:19

The UN agencies are stepping up humanitarian aid in north Iraq, where humanitarian and security situation is worsening due to recent attacks by Islamic insurgents, a UN spokesperson told reporters Friday.

Aid failing to reach crisis hit Syria, UN chief condemns the officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 23:36

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos told the Security Council on Wednesday only 12 percent of Syrians in "hard to reach areas" have received aid, despite a UN resolution, diplomats said.

UN aid resolution must respect `sovereignty`, says Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:00

Syria said on Sunday it is ready to cooperate with a rare UN Security Council resolution to allow humanitarian access, so long as it respects "state sovereignty."

UN aid chief urges action on Syria

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 09:44

UN aid chief Valerie Amos urged the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to act to increase humanitarian access in Syria as the United States, France and Britain tried to find common ground with Russia and China on a draft resolution on the situation.

UN scrambles for nearly USD 13 billion emergency aid

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 22:06

Nearly USD 13 billion in humanitarian aid will be needed this year a third of it just for Syria to help 73 million people suffering around the world, the UN`s top humanitarian official said on Wednesday.

Infant suffers ant bites in govt hospital, probe ordered

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 14:30

Parents of a prematurely-born girl on Friday alleged that she was bitten on her eye by ants in the ward of a state-run hospital here, prompting authorities to order an inquiry into the matter.

Myanmar to allow UN aid deliveries to Kachin state

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 14:38

The United Nations will be allowed into Myanmar`s strife-torn Kachin state to deliver humanitarian aid for the first time since a recent escalation of fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops.

Fuel shortage hindering UN aid work in Syria: Valerie Amos

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 14:25

UN has asked Syrian government to permit the agency to import fuel so as to continue the aid work there.

Syrian refugees receiving UN aid in Lebanon reach 115,000

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 14:01

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon receiving aid from the UN reached the mark of 115,000, according to the latest report from UNHCR.

USD 2.79 bn pledged toward Haiti released: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 13:00

Haiti`s massive earthquake in January 2010 displaced more than a million people and killed an estimated 314,000 people.

UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 11:12

North Korea has relied on international handouts since 1995 to help feed its over 20 million people.

Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 22:54

Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity.