Eritrean government forces and Tigrayan militias have engaged in killings, rape, and other fatal assaults against refugees, says a new HRW report.
The pledges come as fears rise that Afghanistan could further plunge toward famine and economic collapse after the chaos of the past month, which saw the Taliban oust the government in a lightning sweep as US and NATO forces exited the 20-year war.
From a pending humanitarian crisis to attacks on Afghan journalists, a myriad of ongoing developments in Afghanistan cannot be ignored.
War-torn Afghanistan immediately needs at least $600 million to avert severe food shortage, which has been exacerbated by a drought, UN officials say.
Hospitals have been incapacitated and quake survivors cry for help in the Caribbean country amid slow aid efforts after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,000 and left 30,000 families homeless.
Germany, which sends $504 million in aid annually to Afghanistan, will end much-needed support if the Taliban insurgent group takes control and introduces Islamic law, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
A draft UN Security Council resolution circulated would authorise the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria across the borders of Turkey and Iraq.
Doctors Without Borders says it is “horrified by the brutal murder” of three colleagues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the latest attack on humanitarian workers helping civilians in the deadly conflict there.
The $235 million in funding is in addition to $15 million earlier announced by Washington in Covid-19 assistance to the Palestinians.
The “American Rescue Plan” has already been backed by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer who said they will work fast to sign it "into law."
An investigation has exposed Abu Dhabi for enlisting charities as a cover for intelligence activities in the war-ravaged country.
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