Gulf Times - humanitarian-crisis
Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Protesters scale Sydney Opera House in support of refugees

Around 600 refugees and asylum seekers have been living without food, water or electricity for more than a week inside the Manus refugee detention facility, which was shut down by Australia last week.

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Dozens of trucks carrying aid for 40,000 people on Monday entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where residents and relief groups have warned a humanitarian crisis is escalating.

US says Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel

US says Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel

A Hamas official immediately rejected the comments as "blatant interference" in Palestinian affairs, but did not say directly whether the group planned to comply with any of the demands.

Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity, says CARE chief

Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity, says CARE chief

The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International on Saturday denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as "an absolute shame on humanity".

Afghan forces struggle to flush out Taliban from Kunduz

Afghan forces struggle to flush out Taliban from Kunduz

Afghan forces battled to flush out Taliban insurgents from Kunduz for a fifth day on Friday, as a humanitarian crisis deepened with civilians in the northern city reporting a crippling shortage of food and medicines.

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

Fierce fighting in Helmand has sent thousands of Afghans fleeing to the capital of the southern opium-rich province, sparking a humanitarian crisis as Taliban insurgents besiege the city despite intensified US air strikes.