Malnourished children receive treatment at the Leer Hospital, South Sudan. NGO’s say a proposed law to regulate aid ‘could cost lives’. Photograph: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agencies working in South Sudan have warned that a new Bill introduced by the country’s parliament could prevent charities from providing basic(...)

A UH-1Y huey helicopter flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepali army has been told a missing US marines helicopter with eight on board may have come down in a river.  Photograph: Thor J. Larson/Reuters/US Marine Corps/Handout 2:32

Military helicopters flew over eastern Nepal and a team sent up a drone on Thursday to search for a missing US Marines Huey chopper, as the death toll(...)

A mother reaches towards the coffin of her son, whose body was discovered under rubble, during his funeral in Barpak, Nepal, on Tuesday. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times 1:28

The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal has passed 7,500, with thousands injured, and the casualty figures are still rising as rescue teams reach(...)

A man reacts to an air strike in the Yemeni capital,  Sanaa, on Wednesday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Houthi forces fought street-by-street battles with local militia in the old centre of Aden yesterday, as the first boatloads of emergency medical aid (...)

A jet involved in Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen. Humanitarian aid group the Red Cross has claimed that the Saudi coalition is blocking relief efforts in the country. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency/Reuters

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that three shipments of aid and medical staff it is trying to send to Yemen were still blocke(...)

A man walks past an Ebola awareness painting on a wall in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

One year has passed since the declaration of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths. The virus escaped co(...)

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths and 24,000 people infected. But health experts and charities have warned the danger is far from over. Picture show healthcare workers prepare to go inside of the high-risk area for the first time, at the Hastings Ebola treatment unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in November. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times.

One year has passed since the declaration of what became the largest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 deaths and 24,000 people infecte(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway, at The Human Right to Health meeting at NUIG on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

President Michael D Higgins has called for a “deepening of the discourse” between economics and human rights, particularly the human right to health.I(...)

An elderly Ukrainian man is helped by a Ukrainian army soldier and a citizen during a evacuation of civilians from Debaltseve in the Donetsk region. Photograph: AFP Photo / Manu Brabomanu Brabo

International aid agencies are warning of a deepening humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine, as Nato states consider supplying weapons to Ukrainian (...)

Counting down the minutes to medical attention while waiting on a hospital trolley in the wee small hours, one may have many thoughts: but not necessa(...)