Syrian children watch a puppet show performed by a local theatre group amidst the ruins of buildings destroyed during Syria’s civil war, in al-Fua, in the country’s northwestern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty

The UN and relief agencies have warned that a substantial shortfall in funding for war-ravaged Syria could cost lives. Only $6.4 billion has been ple(...)

 An anti-government protester carries a national flag as other burn tyres   during a protest against the power cuts, the high cost of living, the low purchasing power of the Lebanese pound at Bchara Khoury  in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Angry Lebanese have blocked main highways across the country in protest against economic crisis, mismanagement, corruption, political deadlock and Cov(...)

In an image from video, United Nations peacekeepers guard the area where the UN convoy was attacked in eastern DRC. Photograph: Justin Kabumba/AP

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s foreign minister has promised her government will do “everything in its power” to find out who is behind the mu(...)

Villagers collect food aid dropped from a plane  onto a drop zone at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty

Famine is likely already happening in parts of South Sudan, according to reports, as aid workers worry that the severity of the situation is not being(...)

 A girl reacts as she waits to get a school bag provided by a local aid group, Mona Relief Yemen, at a public school in Sana’a, Yemen. Mona Relief Yemen has distributed school bags to encourage girls to keep attending classes as the number of out-of-school children is estimated at more than two million. Photograph: EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Yemen is the country most at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the coming year, according to a report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). (...)

Yemenis bury the body of a Houthi fighter allegedly killed in recent fighting with Saudi-backed government forces, at a cemetery in Sanaa. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

US and international aid agencies have criticised the Trump administration’s decision to brand as “terrorists” Yemen’s rebel Houthis, saying it will c(...)

Ethiopian refugees who fled fighting in Tigray province in a hut at the Um Rakuba camp in Sudan’s eastern Gedaref province. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty

A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27,000 people now having fled (...)

Syrian children in the south of Idlib prvoince at a camp for the displaced near the border with Turkey last year.  Ireland allocated more than  than €25m  to the Syria crisis in 2019. File photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

State spending on overseas development aid rose by nearly 10 per cent in 2019 with the Government set to increase spending by an additional €21 mil(...)

Iin Ethiopia’s Amhara Region, a militia man poses in the town of Musebamb, 44 km northwest from Gondar, on November 7th. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and rebellious northern leaders could spiral out of control and war crimes may have been committed, the U(...)

Afghan families receive food aid distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Herat, Afghanistan, last December. Photograph:  Jalil Rezayee/EPA

The relationship between hunger and war is a self-reinforcing and vicious cycle – while war and conflict may plunge civilians caught up by them into f(...)

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