Millions of children at risk in war-torn Arab country due to big shortfall in humanitarian funding amid coronavirus, UN children's agency says.
The $6.7 billion will fund the UN’s humanitarian response plan to help the world’s most vulnerable people deal with the pandemic now and in the coming months as food supplies falling and prices soaring, and children missing vaccinations and meals.
North Korean media has not reported on Kim Jong-un's whereabouts since he presided over a meeting on April 11, provoking intense speculation about his health.
The international community must act in tandem to prevent a major food shortage that will disproportionately hurt developing countries.
Food sources for people and their livestock "at risk," agriculture ministry warns, as locust infestation sweeps Horn of Africa.
More than one million people are in need of emergency assistance in the aftermath of devastation wreaked by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Syria among the eight nations accounting for two-thirds of the total number of people worldwide exposed to the risk of famine, report says.
North Korea's recorded harvest was just 4.95 million tonnes last year, the United Nations said in its assessment.
Aid group Save the Children says thousands of children under 5 years may have died of acute malnutrition since the civil war began in 2015. Meanwhile, UN calls for peace in Hudaida fell on deaf ears as the Saudi-led coalition renewed air strikes.
Millions in Yemen face one of the worst famines the world has seen in decades amid the Saudi-led coalition’s the battle for Hudaida. Here are more details
A joint appeal by the Yemeni and international organisations called for "secure an immediate cessation of hostilities" in the war-torn country, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine".
The UN humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 11 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people require some form of aid.
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