Oxfam warns of extreme hunger crisis in Yemen
When Yemen's warring sides agreed to stop fighting and withdraw their troops from a crucial port city, there was hope that more food and medicine would soon flow in. But with sporadic fighting has continued and there is growing despair f...
American Red Cross faces blood supply shortage
The end of summer usually sees a big blood supply shortage and this year is no different. The Red Cross is putting out the call for more donations.
Nonprofits fighting period poverty in Ghana
Ghana has some of the most expensive women's hygiene products in Africa, due to import taxes. The cost is causing period poverty, with girls missing out on school during menstruation.
Mass graves risk contaminating water supply in Libya
Rescue workers are struggling to identify decomposing bodies in the city of Derna. The city was devastated a week ago after two dams collapsed following heavy rains. Thousands of people were killed and 10,000 are still missing. There are...
International aid arrives in flood-hit Libya
Help arrives to search for survivors, bodies and bury the dead in flood-stricken Derna from inside and outside of Libya. The tragedy has managed to unite a country divided by warlords and factions.
Morocco's search for survivors continues
Rescuers are yet to reach some remote mountain villages, which suffered some of the worst devastation. DW’s Jan-Philipp Scholz reports from Imi N’Tala in the Atlas Mountains.
International aid begins to arrive in Libya
Libya's worst natural disaster in decades has now killed more than five thousand people and left the port city of Derna in ruins. And with at least 10,000 people missing, that death toll is expected to rise. Countries around the world ar...
'Swim with Gaza' campaign in message of solidarity
People in cities around the world are taking part in a swimming campaign to show solidarity with Gaza. The funds raised will be used for swimming lessons for Palestinian children.
The volunteers supporting Hawaii wildfire victims
Volunteers in Hawaii are delivering essential goods via sea to victims of the wildfires that ravaged the town of Lahaina. Many of the displaced residents are staying just north of the town, some of them sleeping in tents on the beach.
UNICEF builds schools in flood ravaged Pakistan
Aid agencies in Pakistan have reported rise in sexual assaults in the aftermath of last year’s floods, especially on children. UNICEF says a way to help survivors and prevent future abuse is by investing in rural education.
Kenya's poorest hit by rising grain prices
In Kenya, the sharp rise in grain prices caused by Russia ending the shipping deal, is hitting hard. The entire region is in the worst drought seen for four decades. Hundreds of thousands depend on food aid. It’s not only private househo...
Aid agencies struggle to feed refugees in Chad
Food supplies are running low in Chad, where aid agencies are struggling to feed 270,000 recently arrived refugees from Sudan. The World Food Programme says malnutrition is increasing and it has only a few weeks of supplies left.
Relief organizations attempt to stretch aid in Sudan
Nearly three million people have fled fighting in the capital Khartoum to seek safety in other countries or other parts of Sudan. Such parts include the states of Red Sea and Gezira. Sudanese authorities and local aid organisations are t...
Charities hit by Russian missile strikes
In Ukraine, fighting continues along the front lines. Kyiv says Russian missiles struck an aid distribution centre at a school in the Zaporizhia region. Authorities say four people were killed and 13 injured in the attack on Monday morning.
Russia accused of blocking aid in flooded Ukraine towns
The Kremlin's spokesman said Monday that UN aid workers who want to visit areas ravaged by the recent Kakhova dam collapse in southern Ukraine can’t go there because fighting in the war makes it unsafe.
Red Cross facing financial crisis amid budget deficit
The International Committee of the Red Cross has asked the Swiss government for help as it faces a dire financial crisis, with a deficit of over 440 million euros in its budget this year, putting its vital global aid work at risk.
The volunteers saving lives on Ukraine frontline
Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, volunteers across the country have mobilised to help the military effort and civilians in need. But none have a story quite like this one: that of a volunteer from Mariupol who ...
Searchlights thwarting Russian missile attacks
The Ukrainian army says it has intercepted over a thousand Russian missiles and nearly 2800 drones since the beginning of the year – but keeping Ukraine's civilians safe from air strikes is still an immense challenge.
Sunak, wife Akshata volunteer in community kitchen
Britain's coronation bank holiday Monday was devoted to volunteering on a day dubbed the Big Help Out, with PM Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy helping to prepare lunch for a community centre.
Sudanese struggle to buy basic commodities
Taking advantage of relative calm, many residents in Khartoum and the neighbouring city of Omdurman emerged from their homes to seek food and water, queueing at bakeries and grocery stores, after days of being trapped inside by the fight...
Dozens killed in stampede at charity event in Yemen
Two businessmen who organised a charity event blamed for creating a deadly crush in Yemen’s capital have been arrested. At least 78 people died in the crush in Sanaa, where crowds had gathered to receive cash handouts and food.
U.N. says two million Somalis displaced by drought
UN Secretary-General António Guterres is due to arrive in Somalia in what his office has described as a solidarity visit for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in 40 years, killing an estimat...
'Gift for Putin': Czech locals send rockets to Ukraine
Czech citizens have pulled together €1.2m to send a RM-70 rocket launcher and 365 rounds of ammunition to Ukraine.
Syrian aid response 'too slow'
Aid agencies say the humanitarian response in northwest Syria to February's two devastating earthquakes has been inadequate. They blame it on a lack of funding to meet the immediate needs of people who were already struggling after 12 ye...
Aid still lacking a month after Turkey-Syria quake
The International Rescue Committee said 'it's simply not possible to accommodate that many people in temporary accommodation centres' after 2.7 million people in Turkey ended up being internally displaced.
One month on, Syrians in desperate need of aid
After two earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks, almost 200,000 people are reportedly displaced in northern Syria. Many are sleeping on the streets or in other temporary shelters, too afraid of being trapped inside a collapsing buildi...
Football fans' tribute for quake children
Turkish football will never forget the day Beşiktaş fans threw thousands of toys onto the pitch in support of children made homeless by the earthquake.
NGO focuses on helping Kyiv's children deal with war
In a quiet street of the Ukrainian capital, children try to forget the rumours of war. Every Saturday, group sessions are organised by the Voices of Children NGO.
30 million Americans set to lose SNAP food benefits
The expanded snap benefits phase out this month, leaving low-income households worried about making ends meet.