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Israel plans to adjust Gaza war tactics after killing of aid workers

Jerusalem Reuters Israel said on Thursday it would adjust tactics in the Gaza war tactics after killing seven aid workers in air strikes its military has acknowledged were a major mistake, and that inquiry findings would be made public soon. Monday’s incident has stoked Western anger at the mounting civilian toll in the Palestinian enclave, […]

Haiti healthcare near collapse, says UN, as state of emergency extended

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Reuters Haiti’s government on Thursday said it would extend a state of emergency around Port-au-Prince for another month following a wave of gang violence that has threatened to bring down the government and led thousands to flee their homes. The UN humanitarian affairs agency on Thursday warned that the country’s health system was […]

Army ban on cross-border aid endangers lives in Darfur, say activists

Cairo, Egypt/Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reuters Millions of people in Sudan’s Darfur region are at risk of dying of hunger after a decision by the Sudanese government to prohibit aid deliveries through Chad, an advocacy group for internally displaced people said on Tuesday. The order, a digital copy of which Reuters has obtained, effectively shuts […]

Charities turn on Italy’s government over rise in migrant sea deaths

Rome, Italy Reuters A group of charities accused Italy’s right-wing government on Thursday of obstructing life-saving sea missions and contributing to a sharp rise in migrant deaths, with tough immigration laws it adopted last year. More than 2,600 migrants died or went missing in the Central Mediterranean in the period from February, 2023, to February […]

Congolese city Goma under threat as thousands flee rebel advance

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Reuters A rocket landed near a university in the Congolese city of Goma on Wednesday as thousands of civilians fled a fresh advance by M23 rebels that threatens to isolate the city of around two million people. There were no casualties from the strike, which blasted a crater into open […]

Israeli drones attack hospital in southern Gaza, Palestinian Red Crescent says

Gaza/Doha, Qatar/Tel Aviv, Israel Reuters The Palestinian Red Crescent accused Israel of firing on Friday at a hospital in Khan Younis, as a major advance in the main city in the southern Gaza Strip threatened the few healthcare facilities still open. The Red Crescent said displaced people were injured “due to intense gunfire from the […]

Aid agencies report looting, suspend operations in Sudanese state

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesReuters Two international aid organisations say that their facilities have been looted and they have suspended operations in an area of Sudan where the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces recently advanced in its war with the army. The halting of operations by the UN World Food Programme and medical charity MSF in El […]

Death toll from flooding in Somalia climbs to nearly 100

An aerial view shows flooded fields following heavy rains in Baidoa, Somalia, on 16th November, 2023.

Mogadishu, SomaliaReuters The number of people killed by floods from heavy rains in Somalia has climbed to 96, state news agency SONNA said on Saturday.  “Somalia’s flood death toll climbs to 96,” SONNA said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, adding the figure had been confirmed by Mahamuud Moallim, the head of the country’s […]

Aid agencies in Sudan grapple with looting, bureaucracy to deliver relief

People unload boxes containing medical aid off a plane from Kenya, following the crisis in Sudan's capital Khartoum, at the military airport in Port Sudan, Sudan, on 30th May, 2023.

Cairo, EgyptReuters Aid workers in Sudan say fierce fighting, rampant looting and reams of red tape are hampering efforts to deliver vital humanitarian supplies to the millions of people who now rely on a relief effort since a conflict erupted in mid-April. The United Nations estimates 25 million people, or more than half the population, […]