Aid Relief / Humanitarian Agencies

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Curtains flutter through broken windows, piles of debris block the streets and top-floor apartments with their roofs blown off are exposed to [more…]

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea

Published 09/06/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights expert voiced alarm on Tuesday at what he called “widespread food shortages and malnutrition” in North Korea, [more…]

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where MSF aid group runs a clinic

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where MSF aid group runs a clinic

Published 12/05/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity [more…]

Actor Idris Elba launches U.N. coronavirus fund for poor farmers

Actor Idris Elba launches U.N. coronavirus fund for poor farmers

Published 20/04/2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actor and filmmaker Idris Elba launched a new United Nations fund on Monday to help farmers in poorer nations, [more…]

Russia sends medical aid to Serbia to fight coronavirus

Russia sends medical aid to Serbia to fight coronavirus

Published 03/04/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will send 11 military planes carrying medical equipment to Serbia to help it fight the coronavirus outbreak, the defence ministry in [more…]

Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus

Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus

Published 03/04/2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway called on Friday for more money to help the Palestinian Territories get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there has only been [more…]

New England Patriots team plane transporting 1.7 million masks for coronavirus relief

New England Patriots team plane transporting 1.7 million masks for coronavirus relief

Published 03/04/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A call for help from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker prompted an unorthodox mission from the New England Patriots, who sent their [more…]

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Published 16/03/2020

ISLAMABAD/KABUL (Reuters) - Health authorities across South Asia reported rising tallies of coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the prospect of rapidly spreading outbreaks overwhelming poor [more…]

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Published 09/01/2020

MERIMBULA, Australia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge [more…]

Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time

Congo authorities say Ebola survivor falls ill a second time

Published 08/12/2019

GISENYI, Rwanda (Reuters) - An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said [more…]