Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48 as fears mount over humanitarian crisis and West Bank violence

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli strikes killed at least 48 people in southern and central Gaza overnight, half of them women and children, health officials said Thursday, as European foreign ministers and U.N. agencies called for a cease-fire, with alarm rising over the worsening humanitarian crisis and potential starvation in the territory. Tensions were also … Read more

What’s happening in eastern Congo and why aid groups are warning of a new humanitarian crisis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Aid organizations fear a new humanitarian crisis in the restive eastern Congo region, where the renowned armed rebel group M23 is in the midst of a new advance that threatens to cut off a major city and leave millions of people struggling for food and medical help. Eastern Congo has … Read more

Sudan’s RSF takes Wad Madani as 300,000 flee in humanitarian crisis

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave NAIROBI — The paramilitary force fighting the Sudanese government has entered a major city in the heart of nation’s grain-producing region, the United Nations said, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee. Wad Madani, just south of the war-torn capital of Khartoum, had been an area … Read more

The Weeknd Provides 4 Million Meals to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Gaza

The Weeknd has made a big move to help the humanitarian efforts in Gaza, donating $2.5M … an amount that will help to provide 4 million meals. The singer, who is also a United Nations World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador, made the donation through his XO Humanitarian Fund … benefiting WFP’s humanitarian response efforts in … Read more

Why the American Red Cross makes money from donated blood

The American Red Cross has long been recognized as the universal symbol of humanitarian services —and it’s an expensive operation. In 2022, the American Red Cross generated more than $3.2 billion in operating revenue and spent just over $3 billion in expenses the same year, according to its financial statements. Contributions only make up about … Read more

Israel-Hamas war live: Latest news on the Gaza humanitarian crisis, Israel’s ground operation

Israel told the lead U.N. agency in Gaza that it will allow 60,000 liters of fuel a day to enter the Strip from Egypt, starting Saturday, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The deliveries should help to increase access to food, water, sanitation and health care; however, that amount of … Read more

U.N. Adopts Resolution for Humanitarian Pauses in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Wednesday calling for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip” after four failed attempts to respond to the Israel-Hamas war. The vote was 12-0 with the United States, United Kingdom and Russia abstaining. The final draft watered down language from a … Read more

Gaza’s hospitals, humanitarian buildings are focus of Israeli assault

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave TEL AVIV — The standoff between Israeli troops and the Hamas militants who Israel maintains are taking cover in buildings designated for humanitarian purposes deepened Monday, as the death toll soared and the most vulnerable Gazans continued to get caught in the crossfire. These kinds of buildings, … Read more

Israel agrees to humanitarian pauses, but gulf with U.S. remains

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave Israel has agreed to daily “tactical, localized pauses” in its offensive against Hamas to allow the distribution of humanitarian assistance and the further evacuation of civilians as its troops move toward the center of Gaza City, Israeli and U.S. officials said Thursday. The pauses, with three hours’ … Read more

Sudan’s civil war triggers an ‘unimaginable’ humanitarian crisis

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest free, including news from around the globe and interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday. It’s not just Gaza where there is no cease-fire. A week of … Read more