FRANCE - UK
Calais struggles with flood of UK-bound migrantsFor years, the northern French city of Calais has been a transit point for some of the world's most desperate people: migrants from countries like Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan...
Russian aid convoy: Mission accomplished?In this edition: the Russian aid convoy in Ukraine divides online opinion; Chinese stars targeted by Beijing’s anti-drugs campaign; and a diver swims with a shoal of manta rays.
Guillaume Foliot, Deputy Director, World Food Programme in BurmaTo mark World Humanitarian Day, the deputy director of the World Food Programme in Burma, Guillaume Foliot, analyses the action taken by this UN agency. South Sudan, Syria, Iraq an...
IRAQ - SYRIA
UN launches major aid operation in northern IraqThe United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'Muslim countries must not wash their hands of the situation in Iraq'The French press lead on the unfolding humanitarian disaster in northern Iraq where minority Christian and Yazidi communities are being persecuted by ISIS Islamist fighters. La Cro...
CHAD - CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Crisis looming over Chad border camps as thousands flee violence in CARChad is struggling to cope with tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the violence in neighbouring Central African Republic. Aid agencies say there isn't enough food and...
Syria warns UN that aid delivery without consent is an ‘attack’Syria’s government warned the UN Security Council on Friday that delivering humanitarian aid across its borders into rebel-held areas without its consent would amount to an attack,...
Annie Sparrow, Pediatrician and public health specialistDr. Annie Sparrow is an Australian global health specialist based at New York's Mount Sinai Centre. She has spoken out publicly on how the World Health Organisation, along wit...
Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Humanitarian AidAs the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, the refugee crisis it has generated in the region has become the greatest humanitarian challenge in a generation. Meanwhile, in the C...
More than one million have fled S. Sudan conflict, UN saysMore than a million people have been forced from their homes in South Sudan in more than three months of fighting and immediate action is needed to avert a humanitarian catastrophe...
ON THE GROUND
Central African Republic and the 'convoy of hope'In the Central African Republic, despite the presence of French troops and an African Union-led peacekeeping force, the situation is extremely volatile. Clashes continue between th...
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syrian crisis: 'The worst humanitarian tragedy of our times'The situation in Syria has been described by one diplomat as the biggest humanitarian tragedy of our times. A UN meeting in Rome this week pushed for an urgent solution to the cris...