The United Nations says it needs almost five billion Euro to provide relief to Syrians affected by the civil war. The World Food Programme says food supplies are unreliable for almost half the population.
The United Nations has appealed for $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to more than 90 million people next year. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have driven up the estimated aid total to a record level.
Aid trucks with food for 40,000 Syrians have reached eastern Ghouta, a rebel area besieged by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for four years. But activists say its hardly enough for 350,000 inhabitants.
Hunger levels are surging globally, with crises escalating in Yemen and South Sudan. As we mark World Food Day, DW learns how failing to tackle suffering today will leave a dangerous legacy for tomorrow.
Pope Francis has visited Myanmar's military chief, whose forces have denied blame for the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Vatican withheld meeting details, only saying both acknowledged a "great responsibility."
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