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Aid coming to north Ethiopia, refugees recount war suffering

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Relief agencies in Ethiopia prepared convoys on Thursday to truck aid into Tigray region, where a month of war is feared to have killed...

United Nations and Ethiopia reach aid pact for war-hit Tigray

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Ethiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement on Wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of...

UN aid agencies call for ceasefire in Ethiopia, seek $200 million...

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United Nations aid agencies called on Friday for an immediate temporary ceasefire in Ethiopia and the setting up of humanitarian corridors that would enable...

US aid for Ethiopian reform

The US will provide financial assistance to Ethiopia as it pursues political reforms, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said during a visit by...

ISS: Humanitarian aid in Nigeria’s north-east – helping or hurting?

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Ten years of Boko Haram’s violence has turned Nigeria’s north-east into a conflict hotspot for aid organisations. These groups help alleviate the symptoms of...

Merkel bolsters support for West African states

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Burkina Faso and another four West African countries millions of euros in new German aid to fight terrorism in the...

Dire need for food aid in Ethiopia

More than eight million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a five percent rise from last year, due to a surge in violence that...

Multi-million euro French aid for Gambia

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France gave 30 million euros ($34 million) of aid to Gambia as part of efforts to support democratic transition and ensure stability...

South Sudan violence blocking food aid

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Violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid needed to stave off severe hunger in some areas, the World Food...

Aid worker held hostage in Nigeria killed

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A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired, government said. Three aid...

Museveni warns against interference as US military cuts loom

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni warned against foreign interference in the country's politics days after an opposition call for the United States to...

More aid expected for Lake Chad region

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More than $1 billion in fresh aid is likely to be pledged at a donor conference to the drought-plagued region around Lake...

CAR aid worker attacks on the rise

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Armed groups are increasingly attacking aid workers in Central African Republic, obstructing delivery of life-saving supplies to people caught in conflict, the...

UN aid boat attacked

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Unidentified forces attacked a UN aid vessel off the Yemeni port Hodeidah at the weekend and started a fire in the engine...

US aid cuts squeeze African family planning services

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The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on...

US to review South Sudan assistance

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The United States will review assistance programmes to South Sudan, the White House said, citing frustration with the lack of progress in...

South Sudan aid workers released

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Ten aid workers who went missing in South Sudan last week have been freed from an armed group that detained them in...

Aid workers released in South Sudan

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South Sudan's rebels released seven aid workers detained for nearly three weeks in the Central Equatoria region on accusations of spying for...

More than US$533 million in aid coming to Africa

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The United States will give more than $533 million in humanitarian aid for victims of conflicts and drought in Ethiopia, Somalia, South...

Aid workers killed in Nigeria

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Three aid workers were killed in the north-eastern Nigerian town Rann during an attack by militants on a military facility, a United...

Uganda suspends officials suspected in relief scandal

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Uganda has suspended five officials, including a senior technocrat, following United Nations allegations of possible fraud in the management of relief aid...

Refugee aid fraud under investigation in Uganda

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Uganda is investigating allegations that officials defrauded donors by inflating refugee numbers and diverting food aid, the prime minister's office said. The East...

US suspending Somali military aid over corruption concerns

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The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow as African...

Somalis praise Turkey for speedy response to bombs

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Turkey's swift response to Somalia's deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their "only genuine" international partner,...

Egypt’s Sisi meets Kushner after US aid held back

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met US presidential adviser Jared Kushner after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in...

Exercise Blue Kunene gets underway in Namibia

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) humanitarian relief exercise Blue Kunene is up and running. According to reports from the Namibian capital, the...

US to withhold millions in Egypt aid

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The United States will deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and delay a further $195 million because of its failure progress on...

Some US aid to Egypt could with withheld

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US officials are discussing whether to withhold a portion of US assistance to Egypt to protest Egyptian passage of a law imposing...

South Sudan says aid workers cannot go to “insecure” rebel-held areas

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South Sudan's government says it may withhold permission for aid workers to go to some rebel-held areas on security grounds, the president's...

Food aid fight in Somalia leaves five dead

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Five people were killed in crossfire between two groups of government soldiers when fighting broke out during distribution of relief food in...

UN emergency food aid in Nigeria cut

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had to scale back plans for emergency feeding of 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit...

Eighty-two aid workers killed in South Sudan’s three year war

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A United Nations official said on Wednesday 82 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan's civil war and the number of...

Four of six aid workers killed in South Sudan were Kenyan

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Four of the six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan over the weekend were Kenyans working for a local...

South Sudan rebels blame government for aid worker killings

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Rebels said the South Sudan government should be held responsible for killing six aid workers, the deadliest single assault on humanitarian staff...

Aid convoy attacked in South Sudan

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Gunmen attacked an aid convoy in famine-hit South Sudan, killing two people and wounding three, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. The...

South Sudan aid group says detained workers released

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Eight local staff with a US aid group in South Sudan were released safely on Tuesday after being detained by armed men,...

EU aid to Gambia back on track

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The European Union pledged 75 million euros ($80 million) on Thursday to Gambia's new government, two years after suspending aid due to...

UN seeks $2,7 billion aid for Boko Haram-hit Sahel

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Poverty, conflict and climate change will leave 15 million people across Africa's Sahel belt in need of life-saving aid next year, the...

Aid delivery in Niger hindered by Boko Haram attacks

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A spate of attacks by Boko Haram in south-eastern Niger is hindering the delivery of aid to more than 200,000 people forced...

Half CAR population need aid – UN

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Nearly half the population in war-torn Central African Republic - more than two million people - need humanitarian aid despite progress in...

Cycle of violence restricting aid in Central African Republic

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Deadly spells of violence involving rival armed groups and attacks on aid groups in northern Central African Republic have restricted the delivery...

Violence hinders aid delivery in northern CAR

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Fighting between rival armed groups and a string of attacks on humanitarian agencies in northern Central African Republic has hindered delivery of...

Aid workers pulled out of volatile South Sudan region

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Nearly 40 aid workers have been evacuated from a northern area of South Sudan due to deteriorating security, the UN food agency...

U.N. resumes Syria aid delivery after attack

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The United Nations appealed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups on Thursday to allow aid convoys to enter eastern Aleppo...

Unrest in Ethiopia delaying aid to malnourished children – UN

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Political violence in Ethiopia has delayed the distribution of aid to four million people hit by drought and floods, including malnourished children,...

Japanese PM pledges $30 billion to Africa over next three years

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for...

US commits to more military aid for Nigeria

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US Secretary of State John Kerry made "very strong commitments" on ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the...

Attack on convoy sees aid to Borno suspended

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The United Nations has temporarily suspended aid deliveries in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno, the former stronghold of jihadists Boko Haram, after...

EU resumes aid to Mali, halted over suspected irregularities

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The European Union has resumed aid to Mali which it suspended in June due to suspected irregularities in government spending, including the...

Terrorism fears cripple “rotten” aid system in hungry Somalia

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Aid workers in Somalia, which faces worsening hunger three years after famine struck the country, believe the humanitarian system is "rotten" and...