US special envoy David Satterfield has been providing an update of Washington's analysis of the humanitarian situation on the ground in Gaza in the last few moments. He said between 800,000 and 1 million people have moved to southern Gaza, and up to 400,000 remain in the north. On aid deliveries which have entered Gaza, … Continue reading ‘No evidence’ of Hamas interfering with Gaza aid – US envoy
As we have been reporting, the first - very limited - aid was allowed into Gaza via the border with Egypt this weekend. Red Crescent workers have been busy sorting through the aid, which includes food, water, baby formula and medical supplies, before distributing it to Palestinians. 'We're more terrified of unpredictable bombs falling from … Continue reading First-aid convoy into Gaza: Everything you need to know
International attention on Ukraine is fading and attacks on civilian infrastructure in the country are becoming "normalized", a major aid charity has warned. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) said it is preparing for fewer donations towards its operations in Ukraine as the conflict rages on. The charity received $40m (£31.8m) in funding for Ukraine operations … Continue reading Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine being ‘normalised’, warns aid charity
Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take “to heart” the plight of migrants trapped in the lawless nation. During his weekly blessing overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff called for “an end to the violence” and a path toward … Continue reading Pope Francis calls for peace in Libya
The death toll from a tsunami on the Indonesian island of Java and Sumatra jumped to at least 373, as rescue workers stepped up efforts to reach many areas swept away by the deadly waves. The tsunami hit the Indonesian strait on Saturday almost without warning in the darkness, smashing into houses, … Continue reading Responsive risk management structures lacking in Indonesia
The Chinese government delivered 60 million yuan (about 9.5 million U.S. dollars) worth of humanitarian aid materials to tens of thousands of victims in the deadly earthquake in Ecuador. Four planeloads of aid arrived at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, Wednesday. One more cargo plane will get to Ecuador … Continue reading China delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador.