Humanitarian Crisis

Humanitarian Crisis

'Proud' Tongans determined to rebuild battered homeland after eruption

Tongans said they were determined to rebuild their battered homeland in the wake of last week's devastating eruption and tsunami as a massive clean up continued Saturday in the Pacific kingdom

Floating barriers to protect the beaches from drifting oil are seen at the resort town of Ancon, Peru, on 21 January, 2022

Taliban team expected in Oslo for aid talks: Norway

A Taliban delegation is expected to hold talks with Norwegian officials and Afghan civil society representatives in Oslo next week, the Norwegian foreign ministry said Friday

Taliban team expected in Oslo for aid talks: Norway

Humanitarian crisis

Offer support without any 'political basis': Taliban deputy PM

The Taliban's deputy prime minister on Friday urged the global community to offer support to Afghan people without any "political basis" as the country faces a major humanitarian crisis

Offer support without any 'political basis': Taliban deputy PM

How Afghanistan's asset freeze hurts everyone

Afghan businessman Shoaib Barak is struggling to pay his workers and suppliers, unable to access funds from a banking system crippled by the freezing of the nation's overseas assets

In this picture taken on 18 December, 2021, Afghan businessman Shoaib Barak walks out from his office in Kabul

Hundreds queue for passports in bid to leave Afghanistan

Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures in Afghanistan's capital to queue outside the passport office early Sunday, a day after the Taliban government announced it would resume issuing travel ...

Hundreds queue for passports in bid to leave Afghanistan

Afghan babies succumb to hunger as winter descends

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-run facility in Herat, western Afghanistan's biggest city, seeks to help the community cope with a public health system on its last legs, hobbled by the withdrawal ...

This picture taken on 22 November, 2021 shows Edi Maa holding her baby receiving treatment for malnutrition at a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nutrition centre in Herat

Taliban asks EU for help with Afghanistan's airports

The Taliban asked for help in keeping Afghanistan's airports running in weekend talks with EU officials that also raised "grave concern" about the humanitarian situation in their country, according ...

Chief spokesman for the Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a gathering in which Afghan Hazara elders pledged their support to the country's new Taliban rulers, in Kabul on 25 November, 2021

Afghanistan sanctions behind 'infuriating' suffering: Red Cross

Economic sanctions are causing massive suffering in crisis-wracked Afghanistan, a top Red Cross official said Monday, describing the situations as "infuriating"

A child poses for a picture early in the morning in Kandahar on 21 November, 2021

Afghanistan's food crisis a 'legacy' of previous government: Taliban

The UN has warned that around 22 million Afghans or half the country will face an "acute" food shortage in the winter months due to the combined effects of drought caused by global warming and an ...

An Afghan woman carries a wheelbarrow while going for water to a fountain in a village in Qarabagh district distant 56 km to the south-west of Ghazni, in Ghazni province, on 14 November, 2021

Climate change risks 'runaway' humanitarian crisis, aid system collapse: UN

In the six years since the Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted in 2015, Madagascar has had only one decent rainy season, leaving more than a million people severely hungry in the southeast ...

Climate change risks 'runaway' humanitarian crisis, aid system collapse: UN
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