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  • August 18, 2018

    The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has already claimed at least 41 lives.

  • June 7, 2018

    The World Council of Churches (WCC), World Evangelical Alliance and All Africa Conference of  Churches, along with church-related humanitarian organisations and a coalition of church-related networks and organisations and partners, are promoting 10 June as the second annual Global Day of Prayer to End Famine.

  • April 25, 2018

    Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials has urged a gathering of world leaders to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN's work.

  • February 12, 2018

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence in Syria as civilians in the war-torn country suffer through one of the most violent periods in nearly seven years of conflict.

  • February 5, 2018

    Reprieve says the government’s policy on when it will target people with drone strikes around the world is in chaos, after a crucial line in an official document was quietly deleted.

  • January 20, 2018

    CARE International has started to increase aid distribution to Syrian civilians who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the Northern governorate of Idleb, where living conditions are deteriorating daily as temperatures plummet. The charity aims to reach 25,000 people with emergency help.

  • December 28, 2017

    Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout the year, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF warned today.

  • December 23, 2017

    The people of South Sudan are experiencing the most difficult time in their history of suffering and self-destruction, says the South Sudan Council of Churches, reaching out with an Advent and Christmas message of hope.

  • December 14, 2017

    Millions of people facing severe hunger and acute malnutrition in one of the worst hit areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risk having life-saving aid cut if donors do not plug a hole in the aid budget, Oxfam has warned.

  • November 15, 2017

    An estimated 152 million children around the world work, a practice that the international community at a United Nations co-organised conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is trying to eliminate.