WASHINGTON: The World Bank announced Tuesday that it would release $300 million in loans to help facilitate the labour market for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
WASHINGTON: The United States believes Russia was responsible for an air strike on an aid convoy that killed about 20 people in Syria, a US official told AFP on Tuesday.
ALEPPO: Aid for the divided Syrian city of Aleppo was stuck on the Turkish border on the fifth day of a fragile ceasefire on Friday with rival factions arguing over how the supplies are to be delivered and violence increasingly undermining the truce.
NEW YORK: The United Nations urged Syria’s government Thursday to allow immediate aid deliveries to hunger-stricken civilians after a fragile ceasefire was extended for 48 hours by Russia and the United States.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced aid to families of Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia, ARY News reported.
WASHINGTON: The death toll from flooding in the US state of West Virginia rose to 24 Saturday, as President Barack Obama declared a major disaster, releasing federal aid for some of the hardest-hit areas.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, home for decades to millions of Afghan refugees, called for the support of the international community as it warned that without help, the flow of those fleeing Afghanistan’s decades-long war to Europe could increase.
WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) Congress on Thursday turned down recommendations seeking cut in aid to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund, ARY News reported.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has appealed for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives.
COLOMBO:Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia.