Global aid from top donors drops as need soars amid pandemic

World Jul 23, 2020

Global aid from top donors drops as need soars amid pandemic

A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Funding commitments, for the virus and otherwise, have dropped by a third from the same period ...

'Hunger pandemic' fears grow as coronavirus roils world economy

World Apr 22, 2020

'Hunger pandemic' fears grow as coronavirus roils world economy

The United Nations warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could trigger famine in already vulnerable countries as the worldwide freeze on commerce sent shock waves through financial markets. The bleak warning came as deaths from the virus surpassed 174,000 worldwide, with governments anxiously trying to ...

World / Social Issues Dec 19, 2019

Nearly 700,000 displaced by east Congo violence, MSF says

Nearly 700,000 people have been displaced by violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday, pointing to "worrying" cases of malnutrition and sexual violence. In a press release, it said more than 687,500 displaced people were now living in ...