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Stories with subject: Humanitarian assistance
  • Yemeni city battered by siege in pivotal battle of civil war 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:18 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - In Yemen's third largest city, residents are battling back against a months-long siege by Shiite rebels, armed by airdrops of weapons by planes from the Saudi-led coalition, with hundreds killed and food, water and medicines running short in a potentially pivotal battle in the country's protracted civil war.

  • UN refugee chief: funding shortage triggered Europe arrivals 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:17 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The combined resources of U.N. agencies, the Red Cross and humanitarian organizations are no longer enough to protect the 60 million people displaced by war and persecution around the world, the U.N. refugee chief said Tuesday.