Families still struggling one year after Beirut explosion

A year after the devastating explosions in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a staggering 98 per cent of families are still in need, according to a...

UN deputy chief warns of ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’

There is a “bloody surge” impacting humanitarian crises around the world, with civilians in conflict zones paying the highest price, the UN deputy chief told...

As many as 11 people are dying of hunger and malnutrition each minute,36 per...

More than half a million people are living in famine-like conditions and are on the brink of starvation, according to a new Oxfam report...

Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people if global warming continues uncurbed

An estimated 8.4 billion people could be at risk from malaria and dengue by the end of the century if emissions keep rising at...

Famine knocking at the door of 41 million worldwide, WFP warns

Famine is already present in four countries but millions more people are at risk, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday, underscoring the...

Grave violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’, latest UN report reveals

More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19...

Risk of forced labour in clothing industry rises due to pandemic and industry response

Deteriorating living and working conditions for workers in garment supply chains during the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the risk of forced labour, according to...

Violence against elderly has risen during COVID, UN expert warns

With “entrenched ageist attitudes” already undermining the autonomy of elder persons in making their own choices and decisions, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into...

Child labour figure rises to 160 million, as COVID puts many more at risk

For the first time in two decades, the number of children being put to work has risen – to 160 million worldwide, representing an increase...

WHO warns of ‘two-track pandemic’ as cases decline but vaccine inequity persists

Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said...