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World Humanitarian Summit Starts Amid Hope, Hype and Fear Of Empty Words

World Humanitarian Summit Starts Amid Hope, Hype and Fear Of Empty Words

Hundreds of world leaders and politicians will descend on Istanbul on Monday in a nominal attempt to reform the global humanitarian system, despite criticism that their summit is a photo-opportunity that will achieve little. Representatives of 175 countries, including 57 heads of states or governments, will attend the world humanitarian summit, as the outgoing UN […]

Mozambique: Success Story Under Threat

Mozambique: Success Story Under Threat

Since mid-2015, over 3 000 refugees from Mozambique have fled to neighbouring Malawi and are being housed in camps set up by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The World Food Programme and Médecins sans Frontières are also now assisting with the influx of people who say they are fleeing reprisals from government soldiers […]

Outlook for Syria peace talks still ‘cloudy’: U.N.

Outlook for Syria peace talks still ‘cloudy’: U.N.

The United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is very keen to hold a new round of peace talks after big powers agreed on a “cessation of hostilities”, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, but plans to reconvene the negotiations were still “cloudy”. De Mistura abruptly suspended a first round of talks on Feb. 3, […]