David Beasley

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Buildings destroyed by prior bombardment in the town of Ariha in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty

Nearly half of Syria’s 20 million people go to bed hungry, World Food Programme chief David Beasley has said ahead of an EU-hosted pledging conference(...)

People shelter under a tree as locusts take flight in Laisamis, Kenya: swarms are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes, leaving millions hungry. Photograph: Khadija Farah/New York Times

A new generation of desert locusts is spreading across east Africa, posing a significant threat to food supplies across the region. Aid organisation(...)

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘This virus will be with us for a long time.’ Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that he hoped the Trump administration would reconsider its suspension of funding, b(...)

A youth  sells firewood in Mabvuku, Harare, Zimbabwe, as power cuts continue. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Millions of people in Zimbabwe are on the verge of “starvation”, according to the United Nations, which is seeking $331.5 million (€295 million) in ai(...)

 A woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah pulls empty canisters outside her family shelter in Sanaa, Yemen earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Britain says it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the UN Yemen envoy said the warring parties ha(...)