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President Jovenel Moise Warns Of Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti, Calls For Support

President Jovenel Moise Warns Of Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti, Calls For Support

Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food insecurity in the Americas’ poorest nation. Moise also told Reuters he was holding closed-door talks with civil society groups and the private sector, as well as radical and moderate […]

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

World Food Day : Global Index Finds Climate Change Driving ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels

Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being […]

Secret Abortions Spike In Northern Nigeria With Boko Haram Chaos

Secret Abortions Spike In Northern Nigeria With Boko Haram Chaos

Kellu became pregnant after a Nigerian soldier offered her food and shelter in exchange for sex. But the destitute teenager – who lost her family when Boko Haram militants attacked her village two years earlier – did not want to have the baby. After moving to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Borno state, […]

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

More than 100 migrants and refugees are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya’s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Al Jazeera reports. Ayoub Qasim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, is quoted as telling The Associated Press that two boats carrying around 300 migrants sank around 120km east of the capital, […]

House Approves $4.5 Billion Emergency Border Aid Bill To Address Humanitarian Crisis

House Approves $4.5 Billion Emergency Border Aid Bill To Address Humanitarian Crisis

The bill’s future is uncertain, however, with the White House and GOP lawmakers opposing its restrictions calling for more humane treatment of migrant children. Following a flurry of last-minute changes and the quashing of what’s been described as a “mini-revolt” spearheaded by some liberal critics, the Democratic-led House rallied on Tuesday to approve a $4.5 […]

Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going : Amid Border Wrangles

Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going : Amid Border Wrangles

Names marked with an * have been changed at the request of those interviewed to protect identities, due to concerns about government reprisals against individuals or family members who remain in Eritrea. An unexpected rapprochement last year between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the subsequent opening of the border, seemed to offer hope of a more […]

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Trapped On The Island – These Places Are No Place For People

Spring warms our hearts and our bodies. Moria, the refugee camp on Lesvos where I lived when I arrived in Europe, however, is cold and prison-like. The tents did not provide cover from the harsh winter wind or the freezing rain.  Lesvos is a beautiful Greek island, but the camp is hell. I invite all […]

EU Boosts Aid In Ethiopia Amid Worsening Humanitarian Situation

EU Boosts Aid In Ethiopia Amid Worsening Humanitarian Situation

 Additional EU assistance of €15 million will help scale up the response to surging humanitarian needs in the drought-stricken country. The European Commission has announced new emergency assistance of €15 million to help people in Ethiopia who are facing increasingly dangerous levels of food insecurity due to severe drought, bringing total EU humanitarian funding in […]

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

UN Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Kasai,Congo

An official from the United Nations’ World Food Program has issued a warning about the situation in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where conflict has left 3.2 million people severely hungry. In the past year, about 1.4 million residents of Congo’s Kasai region have been displaced by violence that has killed more […]

This Crisis In Venezuela

This Crisis In Venezuela

In a country plagued by sky-high inflation and an extreme scarcity of food and medicines, confrontations between protesters and the National Bolivarian Guard have led to more than 70 fatalities. But interpretations of this political crisis as simply a dictatorial regime cracking down on a united and suffering population do not do justice to the […]

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