A look at the distribution of aid money to conflict-ridden African countries, where despite the billions of dollars in humanitarian and other aid, misery persists.
Is it possible to stop people from migrating by increasing financial aid to developing countries? Deutsche Welle research shows this may be effective in some cases. But aid money alone cannot stop major migration waves.
The rebel-held town of Nashabiyah in Syria has received its first humanitarian aid convoy since November 2017. But the UN Syria envoy underlined that an uptick in fighting has made the situation "violent and worrying."
The UN rights chief has received reports that "toxic agents" were used during the latest government offensive. The failure to end the deadly war "marks an epic failure of global diplomacy," the UN official said.
The UN has warned there will be "dire consequences" as a result of the humanitarian crisis if aid access is not granted. The international aid organization has outlined seven areas most in need of aid across Syria.
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