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Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

Queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan.

International community urged to do more to help South Sudan

23/02/2017 12:45

The relief agency Christian Aid has appealed to the international community to do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, which has led to famine in parts of the country.

Woman holds baby with severe malnutrition in South Sudan

Woman holds baby with severe malnutrition in South Sudan

Children starving in South Sudan camps

22/02/2017 15:11

A religious sister has described how children are dying from lack of food in war-torn South Sudan.

A child in Yemen searching for food or other necessities in a rubbish dump

A child in Yemen searching for food or other necessities in a rubbish dump

Yemen war causing world's worst food crisis amid widespread indifference

17/02/2017 13:06

The conflict in Yemen, singled out by Pope Francis during his speech to Vatican diplomats at the beginning of the year, is causing what is reportedly the world's worst food crisis with more than 17 million in need of assistance and hundreds of thousands facing the risk of death by starvation.    

The rubble of a house destroyed by an air strike in Sanaa, in Yemen.

The rubble of a house destroyed by an air strike in Sanaa, in Yemen.

UN warns of famine threat in Yemen

09/02/2017 08:00

The United Nations has warned that the threat of famine is a real possibility in Yemen and has launched an appeal for urgent funds.

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Fra' Albrecht Boeselager

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Fra' Albrecht Boeselager at a press conference Thursday evening.

Knights of Malta vow to continue humanitarian work

03/02/2017 12:57

The government of the Sovereign Order of Malta has outlined its priorities, following the resignation of Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing on Saturday 28 January.

An elderly woman pulls a barrow with humanitarian aid distribution in Eastern Ukraine

An elderly woman pulls a barrow with humanitarian aid distribution in Eastern Ukraine

Vulnerable Ukrainians receive Pope's aid in time for Christmas

23/12/2016 14:09

Thanks to Pope Francis over 2 million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine will receive a first installment of much needed aid in time for Christmas.

Syrians evacuated from eastern Aleppo arrive in Kham al-Assal region

Syrians evacuated from eastern Aleppo arrive in Kham al-Assal region

Aid agencies race against time for civilians fleeing Aleppo

20/12/2016 11:55

Tens of thousands have fled eastern Aleppo city in the past weeks, seeking safety and protection. The Norwegian Refugee Council is one of the aid agencies struggling to ensure life-saving assistance for those facing freezing winter temperatures as they flee fighting in Aleppo and across Syria.

Man holding a child amidst rubble of destroyed houses in Aleppo

Man holding a child amidst rubble of destroyed houses in Aleppo

Holy See UN envoy on gruesome impact of Syrian conflict

21/10/2016 17:08

The Holy See’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva has condemned the “gruesome” impact of the Syrian conflict and the dire humanitarian situation facing its people