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Phishing campaign targets UN humanitarian organizations Special

An ongoing phishing campaign has been actively launching attacks against the United Nations and several humanitarian aid organizations. The campaign aims to steal user identities.

Venezuela uses fuel tankers to block bridge at border crossing

The Venezuelan military barricaded a bridge at a key border crossing with Colombia, issuing a challenge Wednesday to a US-backed effort by the opposition to bring humanitarian aid into a nation plagued by shortages of food and medicine.

Death toll in Southern Africa reaches 260 as rains continue

Southern African nations were left reeling after what is being discribed as the worst disaster in years hit in the form of a tropical storm. Torrential rains produced extensive flooding, killing over 250 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Angelina Jolie visits with displaced Syrian refugee children

This past weekend, actress and United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Lebanon to meet with displaced Syrian refugees.

Syrian conflict: 38% of Syrians needing humanitarian aid

That’s according to a new report from the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which has called the situation in Syria a “humanitarian catastrophe”.

Op-Ed: Syrian and Middle Eastern crisis, Should charity begin at home?

London - The United Kingdom contributes, financially, to humanitarian aid, and more, around the world. As the British government continue to preach 'austerity' to the UK, is it time to concentrate on matters at home?

Op-Ed: It is tough to revive a failed state Special

Mogadishu - In September this year I posted the article, Somalia, Foreign Aid and International Conspiracy in WardheerNews. Since then I have been receiving huge responses in comments from critics in every corner of the world.

Shoe museum inducts Canadian humanitarian's boots Special

Toronto - Nigel Fisher and his boots have walked through some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world, but now, visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto may catch a glimpse of them, where the long-time UNICEF humanitarian has been inducted.

Review: New book unleashes 'grandma power'

A global project turned book, documented by world renowned photojournalist Paola Gianturco, follows the lives of women who are a central figure in any family: Grandmas. It is fittingly called, "Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon."

US and Turkey look to provide Syrian rebels with 'non-lethal' aid

The United States and Turkey have announced plans to provide "non-lethal" aid such as communications equipment and medical supplies to Syrian rebels, and will urge other key allies to do the same, The New York Times reports.

UK to provide humanitarian aid, evacuations for Libya

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced on Monday that the UK will give aid and assistance to 5,000 people - many of them migrants - in Misrata.

American Idol: iTunes Top 12 compilation sales to benefit Japan

Los Angeles - American Idol has announced that a portion of the profits from all Idol sales of downloadable music available on iTunes would be donated to Japan and the earthquake relief fund established by the American Red Cross.

Bodies washing up on Japanese shores as death figures rise

As the Japanese government issued tepid reports on radiation exposure and overall death figures from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, a tide of bodies on Japanese shores underscored concerns of higher casualties.

Op-Ed: Will Rio de Janeiro residents face more of the same next year?

Porto Alegre - People in the state of Rio de Janeiro have seen their share of heartache and witnessed their labours washed down with the mudslides. They have been left with nothing but the clothes they have on.

UN says Israel violated international law when it raided flotilla

A fact-finding mission working under the auspices of the United Nations Human Rights Council released its advance unedited report into Israel's raid on the Gaza Aid Flotilla, which resulted in the deaths of nine men on May 31, 2010.

Op-Ed: Israel lacks credibility in Gaza blockade

Israel is facing continued worldwide condemnation for its high seas commando assault on a ship carrying humanitarian aid.

Saving Haiti, your donations at work Special

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, with devastating results in the capital city, Port-au-Prince and surrounding towns and villages. Millions of impoverished Haitians were left without homes.

Where have all the Haitian donations gone?

The devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 250,000, and displaced at least 1 million people in Haiti prompted an outpouring of generosity from people and businesses around the world.

Search-and-Rescue phase now over in Haiti

Some ten days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the country the government in Haiti declared the operation to search for and rescue further survivors of the disaster on January 12 to be over.

Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds readies for Haiti quake relief

The 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort, is being activated and readied for service in earthquake devastated Haiti. The 894 feet-long ship includes more than 1,000 medical and support personnel.

Humanitarian aid meant for Gaza meets Egyptian roadblock

A humanitarian convoy, loaded with food and medical supplies and intended for the Gaza strip. The Viva Palestina Convoy, also known as the Mile of Smiles, originated in Europe.

UNRWA Will Resume Aid Distribution in Gaza

The UN will resume suspended aid activities in Gaza as soon as possible after receiving credible assurances from Israel that the security of its personnel, installations and humanitarian operations will be fully respected.

WFP Humanitarian Air Service in Jeopardy

World Food Programme (WFP) warned that vital air services providing humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in West Africa are jeopardised by a shortage of funds.

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File photo: U.S. Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl a drink of water as the...
File photo: U.S. Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl a drink of water as they are airlifted from Muzaffarabad to Islamabad, Pakistan in Oct. 2005.
Technical Sergeant Mike Buytas of the United States Air Force
A picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency on September 12  2015 shows a Russian plane carryi...
A picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency on September 12, 2015 shows a Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid being unloaded on the tarmac of the Martyr Bassil al-Assad international airport in Latakia, Syria

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