The fighting that broke out last month caused the ranks of those who need humanitarian aid and protection to swell to 24.6 million, or slightly more than half of Sudan's 49 million.
Most of Khartoum, Darfur and North Kordofan are too dangerous to operate in, the U.N. refugee agency said.
Low rainfall and high evaporation rates 'would not have led to drought at all in a 1.2° C. cooler world,' scientists concluded.
Sudan's unraveling forced humanitarian aid organizations, including those with staff killed by fighting, to suspend operations, despite millions of civilians in great need.
As the continent faces a raft of complications, the African Union's ambitious goal of tackling structural root causes and drivers of conflict for sustainable development is in doubt.
The U.N. health agency had rejected making an emergency declaration three times before, but said it now fears the deadly virus disease could spread to neighboring countries.
Delegates to the global decision-making body will tackle ways to strengthen emergency response and restructure the agency.
The Trump administration's withdrawal of U.S. funding for Palestinian refugees could create a huge humanitarian crisis.
After an emergency meeting, WHO’s director said he accepted a panel's recommendation to skip an emergency declaration.
Hundreds of millions of youth are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases because more countries suffer from conflicts.
The Trump administration's broadsides against international cooperation embolden nations with poor human rights records and encourage attacks on journalists, experts said.
Huge security threats loom from the crisis in Yemen to Afghanistan's fighting to the U.S.-China trade war.