The UN is using parachutes to deliver food aid to besieged cities in Syria. The high-altitude drops are difficult operations.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described the humanitarian situation in Somalia as 'a nightmare.' Half the country's population needs aid according to Guterres who was making his first trip to the region.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and UN have delivered food aid to the Damascus suburb of Daraya for the first time since the area came under siege in 2012. The aid convoy included medical equipment as well as food.
The US has carried out an air-drop in order to supply rebel fighters with ammunition. The move comes as the United Nations continues to seek a political end to the fighting.
A US-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias has taken a military airport in northern Syria held by the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS). The move opens the path for an assault on the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
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