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Red Cross's Peter Maurer: Geneva Conventions are being violated

ICRC president discusses Yemen, Syria, Lake Chad and other conflict areas 70 years after Geneva Conventions were signed.

AJ Impact

Iran crypto developers launch platform for flood-victim aid

Platform for receiving aid donations in cryptocurrencies developed in response to US sanctions impeding relief efforts.

Iran crypto developers launch platform for flood-victim aid

Yemen

Yemenis die as UAE and Saudi withhold aid funds: UN

Abu Dhabi and Riyadh pledged $500m each but have so far failed to pay up as humanitarian disaster worsens.

Yemenis die as UAE and Saudi withhold aid funds: UN

Syria's War

Syria co-opting aid to entrench repressive policies: Report

Government's aid and reconstruction policies used to punish perceived opponents and reward supporters, HRW says.

Syria co-opting aid to entrench repressive policies: Report

Humanitarian crises

Does humanitarian aid have a 'white saviour' problem?

The Stream asks whether some Western volunteers do more harm than good.

Does humanitarian aid have a 'white saviour' problem?

Talk to Al Jazeera

Bill Gates on ending disease, saving lives: 'Time is on our side'

The billionaire's foundation aims to eliminate many of the world's preventable diseases, but it has its critics.

Abuse

Nepal's children at risk: Sexual abuse in the aid sector

Is the international aid community doing enough to protect children in vulnerable communities?

Afghanistan

EU signs assistance package for Afghanistan worth $535m in Geneva

Aid will support public sector reform, healthcare, elections as well as migration and displacement challenges.

EU signs assistance package for Afghanistan worth $535m in Geneva

Pakistan

Imran Khan hits back at Trump's 'tirade' against Pakistan

PM hits back at 'false assertions' by US president, who accused Islamabad of not doing 'a damn thing' for Washington.

Imran Khan hits back at Trump's 'tirade' against Pakistan

Indonesia

In hills of Sulawesi Indonesia quake survivors chafe at aid rules

A month after the disaster, people outside Palu have received little help and fear coming rainy season's colder weather.

In hills of Sulawesi Indonesia quake survivors chafe at aid rules

Haiti

Haiti bans Oxfam over sexual misconduct

The NGO is declared persona non grata for "violating Haitian legislation and breaching the principle of human dignity."

UK charity Oxfam permanently banned from Haiti

Education

Afghanistan: Where has the aid money gone?

Despite billions of dollars being poured into girls' education in Afghanistan, conditions at schools remain rudimentary.

Where's the aid money gone? Afghan girls' struggle for education

Syria's War

Turkish agency says tonnes of aid sent to Afrin during operation

Turkish disaster relief agency says over 30 tonnes of food aid have been sent to Afrin since January.

Turkish agency says tonnes of aid sent to Afrin during operation

Opinion

Humanitarian aid system is a continuation of the colonial project

To fix the flawed humanitarian system, practitioners need to collaborate with affected populations as equal partners.

Janaka Jayawickrama

by Janaka Jayawickrama

Janaka Jayawickrama

UNICEF

UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations

UN children's agency deputy steps down saying past allegations threaten to 'damage' UNICEF and entire aid industry.

UNICEF deputy resigns after 'damaging' allegations