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Southern Ethiopia is being devastated by a drought that has taken the lives of more than 300,000 livestock, threatening the future of the pastoralist communities who rely on them.
The British public has contributed £42 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for more than 10 million people in East Africa.
The African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, has made an emotional appeal to the world to provide emergency aid to the famine-hit region.
Christian Aid has called on the Kenyan government to open a refugee camp that is currently standing empty to cope with the 1,400 new daily arrivals.
Christians are braving the fighting in Libya to deliver help to civilians trapped in the five-month-old conflict between protesters and government forces.
The international community must immediately step up humanitarian aid to the Libyan city of Misratah, Amnesty International has said
The International Assistance Mission has rejected Taliban claims that 10 of its staff killed in an attack in Afghanistan had been trying to convert Muslims.
Five years after the 2003 invasion of Iraq the humanitarian situation for many people continues to deteriorate, says Mennonite Central Committee, which is extending its humanitarian work there.
In response to massive human suffering in Iraq, the US ecumenical relief and development agency Church World Service is mounting a two-pronged effort aimed at providing essential services for vulnerable children.