Millions of Afghans are on ‘verge of death’, warns UN chief

NEW YORK: The United Nations chief warned that millions of Afghans are on the “verge of death,” urging the international community to fund the UN’s $5 billion humanitarian appeal, release Afghanistan’s frozen assets and jump-start its banking system to avert

Pakistan sends another batch of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Pakistan sent another batch of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in efforts to avert an economic disaster in the war-ravaged neigbouring country. Pakistan dispatched seven trucks of humanitarian aid including flour, rice and pulses to Afghanistan. The trucks carrying humanitarian

Aid for Afghans

There were serious concerns that poverty and hunger has spiraled in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control last month as the people are facing the collapse of an entire country. As the billions of aid flows ended abruptly due to

Pakistan sends another consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continued to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as the country faces shortages after the Taliban takeover to avert a crisis. According to Foreign Office, a C-130 carrying relief goods comprising foods items and medicines arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif on

UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

GENEVA: The United Nations is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban takeover. Even before the Taliban’s seizure of

China pledges $31mn immediate aid to Afghanistan

BEIJING: China has welcomed the end of “three weeks of anarchy” in Afghanistan with the establishment of a new interim government in Kabul, calling on the Taliban to restore order in the country. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan as

Qatar to resume Gaza funding with new method involving UN

GAZA CITY: Qatar will soon resume funding for civil servants and poor families in the Gaza Strip under a new mechanism involving the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations, the Gulf state’s aid envoy said. Doha has underwritten Gaza rebuilding

UN assures to provide aid after meeting with Taliban leaders in Kabul

KABUL: Senior Taliban officials met in Kabul on Sunday with the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, who promised to maintain assistance for the Afghan people, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political office

US announces $266 million humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States announced more than $266 million in new humanitarian aid for Afghanistan as part of what it called an enduring US commitment to the war-torn country. The announcement comes amid unrelenting violence and a stalled peace process

Biden restores assistance for UN Palestinian refugee agency

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration announced it would provide $235 million in US aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding for the United Nations agency supporting refugees and restoring other assistance cut off by then-President Donald Trump. The package, including humanitarian, economic

World Bank to provide $1.3bn for seven projects in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank signed agreements to provide $1.336 billion worth of assistance including grant of $128 million for social protection, improving human capital and building resilience in Pakistan. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar here witnessed the

Myanmar military takeover constitutes coup, reviewing aid: US

WASHINGTON: The US State Department will conduct a review of its foreign assistance to Myanmar after determining that the military takeover this week constituted a coup. President Joe Biden has threatened new sanctions against the generals who seized power in

IMF approves aid for world’s 28 poorest countries

NEW YORK: The International Monetary Fund has approved new emergency aid for 28 of the world’s poorest countries to help them alleviate their debt and cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement, which follows a similar measure

UK pledges support for flood victims in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom government has pledged to provide clean water, sanitation and shelter to over 55,000 vulnerable people in Pakistan affected by the devastating floods. The announcement was made by Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for

World Humanitarian Day being observed to pay tribute to aid workers

World Humanitarian Day is being observed on Wednesday to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and express support for people affected by crises around the world. The world commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured

Aid summit raises $300 million for Lebanon

BEIRUT: A host of nations pledged nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance for Lebanon at a conference aimed at garnering support for the crisis-hit country days after deadly explosions in Beirut. In a joint statement after Sunday’s virtual event, the

Pakistan receives $505.5 million from World Bank: SBP

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has received $505.5 million financial assistance from the World Bank, the central bank announced on Tuesday. Last month, the SBP had received one billion dollars – $500 million each from the World Bank

Second plane from UAE lands in Israel

ABU DHABI: United Arab Airlines (UAE) airlines Etihad Airways sent its second flight to Israel in less than a month carrying medical aid to help Palestinians tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from Jordan and Egypt, Arab countries have no official

UAE operates first flight to Israel with COVID-19 aid for Palestinians

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates flew its first publicly announced flight to Israel on Tuesday when Etihad Airways sent medical supplies to help Palestinians affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Except for Jordan and Egypt, Arab countries have no official

Everything China has done so far to help Pakistan fight COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, emerged from the Chinese city of Wuhan and gradually spread to every single country in the world. Chinese has now effectively contained the virus due to a strict lockdown, eased restriction on movement and is now

US cuts Afghan aid

While the world is in the midst of a coronavirus crisis, the peace process in Afghanistan has come to halt and violence is gradually returning to the country. The United States has said it is determined to adhere to the

Pakistani peacekeeping forces win hearts with humanitarian aid

DARFUR: The UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said the Pakistani peacekeepers won hearts by providing goats, scotch carts, food and other items to the women and children in Darfur. The official news agency of United Nations-African Union Mission in