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On 26 December 2004, some 250,000 people were killed when an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami wave that wiped out whole communities across south Asia.
Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help victims of severe floods across four countries in South Asia that have so far claimed an estimated 500 lives.
The UN Secretary-General has urged Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting now, “in the name of humanity” and agree a ceasefire, allowing delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.
United Nations-sponsored talks between the Syrian Government and opposition resumed today, 10 days after a first round ended with little progress.
A top UN official expressed deep disappointment at the targeting of aid workers delivering assistance to the beseiged Syrian city of Homs.
Massive flooding in the Philippines is hindering efforts to rebuild in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, says Christian Aid.
An unprecedented number of people are beginning 2014 either internally displaced or as refugees, the United Nations humanitarian chief has warned.
As the largest winter storm in years threatens Lebanon, World Vision is stepping up its preparations throughout the region to keep Syrian refugees safe.
Christian Aid is inviting those concerned for victims of Typhoon Haiyan to fast today, in solidarity with the leader of the Philippines delegation to UN climate talks.
A United Nations team arrived today in the city of Tacloban in the Philippines to assess and respond to the damage caused by typhoon Haiyan.