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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UN aid for Pak flood victims

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

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.

Aid reaching Libyans without military escorts: UN

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

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.

UN appeals for $164 mn to combat Haiti cholera

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

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.

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.