WASHINGTONG: The UN Security Council is poised to back a US proposal aimed at removing some of the hurdles that tough sanctions on North Korea have thrown up in the way of delivering humanitarian aid, according to documents obtained by AFP. North Korea's humanitarian crisis has left about 10 million people -- nearly half of the population - undernourished, according to UN officials, who have reported a drop in food production last year. UN resolutions specify that sanctions should not affect humanitarian aid but relief…
France and Russia dispatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.
GENEVA: The United Nations appealed Monday for a record $22.2 billion (20.9 billion euros) to provide aid in 2017 to surging numbers of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the world. It's "the highest amount we have ever requested," UN humanitarian aid chief Stephen O'Brien told a press conference. "This is the reflection of a state of human needs in the world not witnessed since the Second World War," he said. He added that more than 80 percent of the needs stem from manmade conflicts "many of which are…
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations aid chief warned on Thursday that Aleppo faces a humanitarian catastrophe "unlike any" witnessed so far in Syria's brutal five-year war.
LAHORE: Pakistan authorities handed over 163 Indian fishermen released from Karachi jails to India, ARY News reports.
DAMASCUS: At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded on Monday in government air strikes on an area outside the capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Monday called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza, ARY News reported.