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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.
Mennonite Central Committee is appealing to the UN to enable humanitarian aid to reach the estimated 3,000 Syrian families endangered there.
A month of monsoon rains and flash floods in Cambodia has claimed 168 lives and left over a hundred thousand people homeless, says Christian Aid.
Cyclone Phailin has left more than one million people homeless, causing destruction on the scale of Hurricane Katrina, says Christian Aid.
‘A place at the table’ is an initiative of the Church of Scotland, aiming to raise funds to help those affected by the crisis in Syria.
Last week the UK parliament voted against military action in Syria; in the USA, congress is getting ready to vote on the same question.
Following the UK parliamentary vote against military intervention in Syria, an MP has called for a redoubling of humanitarian support.
Torrential monsoon rains and flash floods have claimed at least 80 lives and displaced more than 80,000 people in Pakistan in recent days.
Christian Aid has sent funds to assist communities affected by the heavy rain and severe flooding which has devastated south east Burma.
Despite intermittent peace talks in neighbouring Uganda, the conflict between the DRC national army and rebels continues on the ground in eastern DRC.