Aid workers witnessed 'unprecedented levels of desperation,' confirming Gaza’s 'precipitous slide into hunger and disease.'
The aid plan is meant to fund the work of 163 organizations inside Sudan and 83 others in refugee-hosting countries.
Donors provided US$2.65 billion, or 67% of last year's U.N. appeal for US$3.9 billion to help people inside Ukraine.
International aid groups face a daunting task struggling to deliver food, treat the injured and fight disease in Gaza.
Sigrid Kaag, a fluent Arabic speaker with extensive Middle East experience, has endured threats of political violence.
The U.N.'s global humanitarian appeal for itself and 1,900 partners in 2024 already assumes 40% in unmet needs.
Gaza's aid network reached 'the breaking point' as Israel fought to destroy Hamas and groups warned Palestinians face starvation.
The U.N. and other aid agencies scrambled to step up relief as Israel and Hamas began a four-day truce.
More than 12,250 people have been killed – including 101 U.N. staff helping Palestinian refugees and at least 4,300 children – and 32,300 others injured in the Gaza war, officials said.
Medical facilities are running out of supplies and fuel, which Israel hasn't allowed into Gaza for a month now.
A new U.N. report finds the number of women and girls living in conflict-affected nations doubled in five years.
Despite some aid trickling into Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing, needs are soaring as tensions flare that could cause the Israel-Hamas war to spread to other countries.
Aid groups call for humanitarian corridor and respect for rules of war as Israel-Hamas war escalates
Officials say civilians' basic needs and protections must be upheld in accord with international humanitarian law.
The vote undermined Moscow's claim it still has support from a silent majority of the United Nations' 193 member nations.
The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa said the health leader was "targeted by an Ethiopian government investigation that appears to have been politically motivated."
“The path to justice for his killing remains fully blocked," said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard.