Afghan groups step up as foreign earthquake relief faces delays | Earthquakes News

As international aid struggle agencies to provide rapid relief aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan, civil society groups in the country are mobilizing to step in and support the survivors. More than 24 hours after being hit by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Wednesday, residents in remote areas of Paktika and Khost provinces in eastern Afghanistan continued … Read more

Afghan earthquake survivors lack food, shelter as aid trickles in | Earthquakes News

Survivors of Afghanistan’s deadliest earthquake in more than two decades have been left without food, water, or shelter as they wait in devastated remote villages for aid. Wednesday’s magnitude 5.9 earthquake in the rugged eastern provinces – which killed at least 1,000 people and destroyed or damaged about 10,000 houses – has downed mobile phone … Read more

How football is helping Yemenis cope with the prolonged war | Football

Amid the brutal conflict in Yemen that has killed more than 370,000 people, Yemenis have turned to their long-running love for football to help them cope with the devastation, violence and humanitarian crisis ravaging their country. Through unofficial football tournaments held across different villages and cities, Yemeni boys and men have been coming together to … Read more

East DR Congo violence worsening despite ‘state of siege’ – UN | Armed Groups News

Last April, the DRC declared a state of siege in North Kivu and Ituri provinces due to escalating attacks by militias. Security has deteriorated in two provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the government placed them under military rule last year, United Nations experts have said. Last April, the government … Read more

UN Myanmar expert warns of ‘lost generation’ of children | Military News

Tom Andrews accuses Myanmar military of mounting ‘relentless attacks’ on children since seizing power in February 2021. The world risks creating a “lost generation” of children in Myanmar unless it takes immediate steps to protect them from the violence perpetrated by the military since it seized power in February 2021, a United Nations human rights … Read more

WFP suspends part of its food aid in South Sudan as funds dry up | Russia-Ukraine war News

The WFP said it exhausted all options before suspending food assistance to millions, including halving rations in 2021. The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) has suspended part of its food aid in South Sudan due to a funding shortage – heightening the risk of starvation for 1.7 million people. The move to suspend aid … Read more

Cameroon soldiers killed nine villagers, government admits | Human Rights News

The statement was an unusual admission of blame for the army, which civilians and rights groups were accused of numerous ongoing killings and abuses during an separatist conflict. A group of soldiers have killed nine villagers including an 18-month-old girl, in a “manifestly disproportionate” and “hasty” response to a confrontation in northwest Cameroon, the government … Read more

Sri Lanka president vows to finish term | Business and Economy News

Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he won’t stand for re-election but wants to fix the financial mess rather than ‘go as a failed president’. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa vowed to finish the remaining two years in his term despite months-long street protests calling for his ouster, but won’t stand for re-election as he focuses on fixing a financial … Read more

Ukraine war ‘aggravating’ existing global food crisis, UN warns | United Nations News

As the cost of food soars around the world, the United Nations warns that the war in Ukraine risks aggravating inflating prices and causing a full-on global food crisis. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, a tool to measure prices of the most globally traded food staples, dipped in May for … Read more

Civilians in peril as tensions in DR Congo escalate: HRW | Human Rights News

Violence in the North Kivu province resumed on May 22, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. Fighting between government forces and armed groups in the conflict-torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo could seriously endanger the safety of civilians in the area, Human Rights Watch has said. … Read more