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.
Wealthy nations will have less food security as developing nations cut back on food exports.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the country would disembark the migrants stranded for two weeks aboard a humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean Sea after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.
After decades of decline, malnutrition began to increase in 2015, mainly due to climate change and war. It remains widespread in Africa, with around 20 percent of the population affected and in Asia where more than 12 percent of people experience it.
After Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf states cut ties with Doha in June 2017, Qatar turned to Turkey. This Arab-Turkish alliance is by no means novel. Here’s a quick look at ties between the small oil-rich state and Ankara.
Saudi Arabia's UN ambassador, Abdallah Mouallimi said that ports controlled by Yemen's exiled government would reopen soon. However other ports, including Houthi-controlled Hodeidah will remain closed.
When Australia’s offshore immigration centre closes on Tuesday, 600 detainees there will be forced to move, but not to safety. Is Australia getting away with unchecked human rights abuses?
Striking a defiant tone, Qatar's foreign minister says no one gave Arab nations the right to "blockade" his energy-rich country, and that the campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies to isolate Qatar is based on "false and fabricated news."
The United Arab Emirates said Qatar needs to make "iron-clad" commitments to change policies on funding militants but not to change "its regime." Meanwhile, Turkey looks to fast-track a law to send more troops to the Qatar base.
As Russian, Syrian forces attack Aleppo, the linchpin in civil war, the intent behind Russian's humanitarian corridors is being questioned by the US, France and aid organisations.
Residents of Fallujah face starvation or death at the hands of DAESH if they attempt to flee the city.
UN says it delivered food supplies via air drops into Syrian city besieged by DAESH
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