People load an aircraft with emergency aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross at Liege airport in Belgium prior to its departure to Yemen. Photograph: Sophie Kip/AFP/Getty Images.

The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in Sana’a on Friday after weeks of conflict which have displaced 100,000 people and create(...)

 South Yemenis stand on a tank used by militiamen loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, following clashes with Houthi fighters in the  port city of Aden on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

As the US expedited arms deliveries to the Saudi-led coalition, the UN warned the situation in Yemen could become “catastrophic”. Trond Jensen, head o(...)

Niall Conroy: “I’m currently looking into doing a PhD on newborn care in Africa.”

It’s a phrase often overused when speaking about poverty in Africa – “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach him to fish and he eats for a lif(...)

Followers of the Houthi rebels rally in Sanaa  against  Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen on  April 1st, 2015. The banner reads, “You commit major crimes against the Yemenis to please the Americans and Israelis”. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, a(...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

Children play in a classroom destroyed by Cyclone Pam in Tanna, March 18th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Edgar Su

International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds (...)

Local residents carry their belongings along a road after Cyclone Pam hit, on the outskirts of Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Photograph: Unicef/Reuters/Handout via Reuters 0:59

Reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu painted a picture of utter destruction after a huge cyclone tore through the South Pacific island nation, fl(...)

Handout photo  by Unicef Pacific shows waves and scattered debris along the coast, caused by Cyclone Pam, in the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila. Photograph: Unicef Pacific/AFP/Getty Images 0:59

Many residents in Vanuatu have spent a second night in emergency shelters after a powerful cyclone damaged or blew away their homes, aid workers said.(...)

Local residents look through the remains of a small shelter in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu On Saturday. Winds of up to 340 km/h hit the country as  category 5 cyclone named Pam was unleashed. Photograph: UNICEF Pacific/Handout via Reuters. 0:59

One of the Pacific Ocean’s most powerful ever storms devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on Saturday, tearing off roofs, uprooting trees and repor(...)

Cyclone Pam has blown over islands in Vanuatu archipelago after a westward change of course put populated areas directly in the path of its destructive 168mph (270 km/h) winds. Photograph: Noaa/Handout to  EPA

A powerful cyclone has blown over islands in the Pacific’s Vanuatu archipelago after a westward change of course put populated areas directly in the p(...)