Smoke rises after an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Children travelling on a bus were among dozens of people killed on Thursday by Saudi-led coalition air strikes in northern Yemen. The vehicle was hit(...)

A member of a group calling themselves friends of Muslim Rohingya shouts “God is Great” during a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday. Photograph:  Ed Wray/Getty Images

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communitie(...)

A Syrian man carries a baby after removing him from the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike in the Qatarji neighbourhood of  Aleppo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo overnight, as Russia and the Syrian government(...)

Yacoub El Hillo, UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator  for the Syrian Arab Republic, informs the media on the humanitarian situation of Syria. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

The situation in Syria is deteriorating rapidly and poses a threat to the peace and security of the region and the world, United Nations humanitarian(...)

Farmers picking their harvest  in Alaga, Ethiopia. “The concern is that if there is not a timely response the situation will deteriorate,” says John Rynne of Goal. Photograph:  Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images

Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with more than eight million people already in need of food assistance as a result of weather condit(...)

A woman reacts at the funeral of seven members of her family who were killed overnight in an attack in Gaza City. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times

Palestinian civilians in densely populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel’s military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the(...)

“Ireland acted quickly to respond to Typhoon Haiyan, but as the magnitude of this disaster has become clear, it is all too apparent that further assistance is required,” Minister of State for Development Joe  Costello has said.

Ireland is doubling its financial aid to the disaster-struck Philippines. Minister of State for Development Joe Costello said the Government is pledg(...)