UN aid

UN sends aid to Syria as Turkey calls for ground operation

UN convoys delivering aid to thousands of besieged Syrians were due to set out today, but hopes for lasting peace dimmed the day after Turkey called for a ground operation in its war-torn neighbour.

Feb 17, 2016, 15:56 PM IST
Syria government to allow aid into besieged Madaya: UN

Syria government to allow aid into besieged Madaya: UN

The UN said there were "credible reports of people dying from starvation" in Madaya, including a 53-year-old man who reportedly perished on Tuesday.

Jan 08, 2016, 00:15 AM IST

Saudi vows to cover UN aid call for Yemen, keeps up air raids

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said, in what, if verified, would be the first major attack claimed by the group in the country.

Apr 18, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

UN scrambles for nearly USD 13 billion emergency aid

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.

Jul 17, 2013, 22:06 PM IST

Myanmar to allow UN aid deliveries to Kachin state

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.

Feb 06, 2013, 14:38 PM IST

Fuel shortage hindering UN aid work in Syria: Valerie Amos

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

Dec 18, 2012, 14:25 PM IST

Syrian refugees receiving UN aid in Lebanon reach 115,000

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.

Nov 12, 2012, 14:01 PM IST

USD 2.79 bn pledged toward Haiti released: UN

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

Sep 26, 2012, 13:00 PM IST

UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea

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

Jun 13, 2012, 11:12 AM IST

UN aid for Pak flood victims

About 900 villages have been submerged and some 100,000 homes have been destroyed.

Sep 10, 2011, 21:37 PM IST

UN scales up aid to Pakistan`s Kurram region

A spokesman for the office of UNHCR said some 84,000 people are believed to have fled Kurram.

Jul 13, 2011, 11:37 AM IST

Aid reaching Libyans without military escorts: UN

Europe is ready to send armed force to Libya to ensure delivery of aid.

Apr 21, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Libya won`t allow foreign troops in with UN aid

A Libyan officer ruled out the possibility of allowing foreign troops to escort aid convoys in Libya.

Apr 19, 2011, 19:03 PM IST

UN appeals for $164 mn to combat Haiti cholera

The World Health Organisation said the epidemic isn`t likely to end soon.

Nov 13, 2010, 13:59 PM IST

In quake-hit Chile, UN chief pledges $10 mn

UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Chile to assess damage from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, and pledged USD 10 million in relief from a United Nation`s emergency fund.

Mar 06, 2010, 12:30 PM IST

UN appeals for record $1.5 bn aid for Haiti

The United Nations launched a new appeal for nearly USD 1.5 billion to help the three million Haitians affected by last month`s devastating earthquake.

Feb 19, 2010, 11:01 AM IST