Opinion

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

As Somalia faces yet another famine, donors should learn from the successful aid model Turkey employed in the country.

Afyare Abdi Elmi

by Afyare Abdi Elmi

Afyare Abdi Elmi

Opinion

Feminism's new frontier: Localising aid

Forming real partnerships between donors and local organisations is key to achieving progress in women's rights issues.

Jessica Neuwirth

by Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth

Opinion

Lake Chad Basin: World's most neglected crisis rages on

As the humanitarian scale-up in the region continues, governments and donors are urged to do their part.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima
- Jan Egeland

Winnie Byanyima

Opinion

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?

We need large-scale systemic revolution in education.

Kolleen Bouchane

by Kolleen Bouchane

Kolleen Bouchane

Syria's Civil War

Syria's Aleppo 'less than 10 days from starvation'

Aid workers say city's besieged eastern part in urgent need of food and medical supplies as winter conditions set in.

Syria's war: Aleppo residents '10 days from starvation'

Talk to Al Jazeera

Peter Maurer: Why the Red Cross talks to 'terrorists'

The president of the Int. Red Cross discusses its mission and how to stay neutral in the face of armed conflict.

Haiti

UN chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew's destruction

Spectre of cholera outbreak introduced by UN soldiers looms as Ban Ki-moon visits survivors of hurricane's onslaught.

Afghanistan

World donors pledge $15 billion for Afghanistan

EU summit raises billions in aid for Afghanistan in wake of a controversial refugee deportation deal.

Syria's Civil War

Russia and Syria deny striking UN aid convoy in Aleppo

UN halts all aid deliveries after attack destroys 18 trucks in rebel-held northern Aleppo and kills at least 20 people.

Israel

US and Israel sign record $38bn military aid deal

US president says the 10-year, $38bn arms deal will help bolster Israel's security in "a dangerous neighbourhood".

Israel

Israel to get $38bn in US military assistance

The US will reportedly provide Israel's military with $38bn in a 10-year deal that also involves concessions by Israel.

US and Israel to sign record military aid deal

Syria's Civil War

'Most UN aid sent to government-held areas in Syria'

UN delivers 99 percent of aid to government-controlled territories and must "restore impartiality", rights group warns.

Syria's Civil War

Syria faces fierce criticism over Daraya bombing

Western powers flay government for dropping barrel bombs on town shortly after delivery of first food aid in four years.

Syria's Daraya bombing: France 'outraged beyond words'

Syria's Civil War

Bombs hit Syria's Daraya after rare food-aid delivery

Local council says at least 28 crude explosives dropped shortly after government gave UN access to 15 besieged areas.

War & Conflict

UN airdrops 'last resort' for Syria's besieged

Diplomats say airdrops to besieged areas is a last resort, accusing government of obstructing aid delivery by land.