Emphasising the need for a 48-hour pause to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN humanitarian chief yesterday urged the US and Russia to reach rapid agreement on the security guarantees and operational modalities for a ceasefire so aid workers can deliver life-saving assistance to those in desperate need.
On World Humanitarian Day, (Friday August 19 2016), Christian Aid has paid tribute to aid workers who face significant dangers and difficulties as they provide relief to people caught up in crisis zones.
As Olympic athletes encounter untreated sewage dumped into Rio de Janeiro’s watercourses, a new report from the Christian charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies, finds that the mountains of waste that pollute our environment and cause disease could instead be used to reduce poverty and save lives.
Reiterating his call on all warring parties in Yemen to immediately implement the cessation of hostilities, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported coalition airstrike on a hospital in the rural town of Hajjah which killed 11 people.
Land rights, equity in development resource flows and life-enhancing epistemologies were among the themes emphasised by faith-based organisations at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada on 9-14 August 2016
Bangladeshi authorities should immediately end the illegal detentions of Mir Qasem Ali and Humman Qader Chowdhury, arrested respectively on 9 August and 4 August 2016, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Forty representatives of national councils of persons with disabilities from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda met in Kigali, Rwanda from 8-11 August to explore ways in which they can promote disability-inclusive development in East Africa.
The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the past six months, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being "spies" who seek the "overthrow" of the government, says Amnesty International.