Gulf Times - World-Food-Programme
Helicopter rescues under way for Mozambicans stranded on rooftops

Helicopter rescues under way for Mozambicans stranded on rooftops

Rescuers in cyclone-hit Mozambique are desperately trying to save people stranded on small islands created by flood waters, the World Food Programme said on Wednesday, warning that continuing rains are making the situation worse.

UN says grain stores in Yemen's Hodeidah "at risk of rotting"

UN says grain stores in Yemen's Hodeidah "at risk of rotting"

The UN special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was "at risk of rotting".

UN aid group: Situation in Syrian refugee camp is dire

UN aid group: Situation in Syrian refugee camp is dire

A UN aid group warned on Saturday that the humanitarian situation is "quite dire" at a desert refugee camp in Syria where thousands of people are stranded.

Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people."

WFP feeds fleeing victims of Myanmar violence

WFP feeds fleeing victims of Myanmar violence

The World Food Programme is distributing food to thousands of people in Bangladesh who have fled violence in Myanmar, the UN agency said Wednesday.

India ‘recalls’ NZ envoy amid assault allegations

India ‘recalls’ NZ envoy amid assault allegations

India’s high commissioner in New Zealand said yesterday he would return to India but denied that his relocation was linked to accusations that his wife had assaulted a staff member.