The UN is using parachutes to deliver food aid to besieged cities in Syria. The high-altitude drops are difficult operations.
With more than 200 million people in 130 countries across the globe depending on humanitarian assistance at some point or another last year, the aid bill is big. Is everyone getting what they need?
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.
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.
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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