Yemenis unload food parcels provided by the Red Crescent in the southern port city of Aden. Yemenis’ ability to buy food has deteriorated. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images.

The UN World Food Programme yesterday appealed to fighting factions for access to the Yemeni city of Taiz where 240,000 civilians are in urgent need(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Photograph: UNHCR/ M Hawari/ Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

In Jordan’s remote northeastern desert, a barren moonscape bounded on three sides by Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, the gleaming white symmetrical huts(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel believes Syrian president Bassar al-Assad should be included in the peace efforts. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

A durable solution is still required for the refugee crisis, German chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday, despite EU leaders agreeing to a package(...)

Hungarian soldiers carry razor wire as they work on a fence being built along the border with Croatia near the village of Sarok, Hungary, Monday, on Monday. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said that millions of migrants are “laying siege” to the borders of his country and of Europe, putting the continent in danger. Photograph: AP

Hungary’s parliament authorised the government on Monday to deploy the army to help handle a migrant crisis, granting the military the right to deploy(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “To make out as if we alone can solve all the social problems of the world would not be realistic.” Photograph: Jan Woitas/EPA

Divided European leaders will seek to find a response to the continent’s worst migration crisis since the second World War at an emergency summit next(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron  meets Syrian refugee families at a tented settlement camp in the Bekaa Valley on the Lebanese-Syrian border on September 14th. Photograph: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images

The sandstorm that hit Lebanon recently smothered Beirut in swathes of choking red dust. Scarves covered people’s noses and mouths. With the air hazy (...)

Bono and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi at Expo 2015 in Milan last night. Renzi acknowledged that Italy could provide more food aid and distribution. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

“These are big questions: can we face the problem of hunger in the world, can we fix the problem of poverty in the world, can we fix the problem of co(...)

Yemenis wait to receive food aid from a local relief group providing aid to people affected by ongoing conflict, in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The Irish State is set to donate €60 million to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) over the next three years. The commitment, which was made by Minis(...)

Thousands of migrants and refugees have arrived by train and bus in cities across Germany overnight. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/EPA

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there is no “upper limit” on the number of refugees Ireland will take. Speaking on Newstalk radio on Sunday, Ms B(...)