More than 1,000 people are missing in the aftermath of a tropical storm that wreaked havoc across the southern Philippines last weekend, the country's government said Friday, as it grappled with the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.
A day after the Israeli government announced measures to curb a spike in right wing violence in the West Bank, a Palestinian mosque was torched and vandalized in what authorities suspect is the latest in a string of attacks against both Palestinian and the Israeli military targets by Jewish extremists.
U.N. aid agencies are assisting in relief efforts in southeastern Pakistan after flooding caused by heavy rains killed almost 200 people and destroyed or damaged more than one million homes, the United Nations said.
Heavy rains that began early in January in northern central Namibia have reached staggering proportions, with 80 people drowned and half a million others affected directly or indirectly, officials said.
The last 10 years has been the deadliest on record for humanitarian workers, according to a new United Nations study. The report, commissioned by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, states "In the last decade, lethal attacks against humanitarian personnel have tripled, reaching over 100 deaths per year."
Medical workers expressed alarm Friday over the increase in hospitalizations and deaths in Haiti's cholera outbreak as the earthquake-devastated nation's already strained health system overflowed with the sick.
Little Sabia Mirani's body resembles a skeleton compared to other children her age. The tiny one-year-old is perched on her father's knee fishing out the last few bits of puffed rice in a small plastic bowl.
As delivery of aid to Haiti is hampered by damaged ports and an overwhelmed airport, another conduit into the earthquake-ravaged nation -- its border with the Dominican Republic -- has become a challenging crossing itself, a United Nations situation report says.
A cease-fire between the government of Yemen and the Houthi Shiite rebels was in doubt Saturday after an official said insurgents fired mortars on military locations near the rebel stronghold of Saada, Yemen.
Flash floods have inundated refugee camps in northern Sri Lanka, endangering more than 16,000 Tamil refugees who only months ago survived cross-fire in the country's two-decade civil war, the United Nations says.
Aid workers have launched emergency responses to help people in rugged and poverty-stricken central and western Afghanistan, enduring what the United Nations is describing as "the harshest winter in nearly 30 years."
The bodies of 11 North Koreans, victims of floods that have killed hundreds in the reclusive state, floated into the South on the Imjin River, which crosses the heavily armed border, South Korean officials said Tuesday.