Flooding and poor harvests have caused North Korea’s worst food crisis in nearly a decade and have put millions at risk, the U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday as it called on donors to provide urgent assistance over the next few months. Continue reading
A month has passed since Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar and, in the interim, international aid groups negotiated with the country’s reclusive military regime for better access to the stricken country. ITN’s Channel 4 News correspondent Inigo Gilmore provides an update. Continue reading
A senior U.S diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis could reach 100,000, as disease outbreaks remain a threat and some aid groups face difficulty gaining access to the country. A United Nations official discusses efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the military-ruled country. Continue reading
An organization in India is fighting forced prostitution by counseling and training women in other forms of work and helping their children so they don’t follow in their mothers’ footsteps. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television provides a report. Continue reading
President Jacques Chirac said France would only deploy 400 troops to Lebanon even as U.N. officials said they hoped for more troops from the country slated to lead the force to end the clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah militants. Continue reading
International agencies are providing relief aid to the estimated 700,000 Lebanese civilians displaced by the recent crisis. Israel opened four humanitarian corridors into Lebanon on Tuesday for relief agencies to provide food and medicine to those in need. Continue reading
Described as the last best hope for Darfur, the region’s peace settlement is thrown into question by officials who worry over Sudan’s instability and refugees who have little faith in the government. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the obstacles facing politicians and refugees before a peace deal can be achieved.