The global recession has helped reduce aid from wealth nations – even as it pushes millions more into poverty.
Ban Ki-moon arrived in Burma (Myanmar) Friday in a risky bid to break the political stalemate. He will press for the release of political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A new survey finds President Obama enjoys an international approval rating of 61 percent, proving he isn’t just an American favorite.
Former President Jimmy Carter, too, offered comments about the address during a tour of the Middle East.
The former president is charged with helping the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation recover from four devastating storms last year.
With no clear guidelines for what Israel will allow in, aid groups have run into trouble with everything from 90 tons of pasta to nutritional bars mistranslated as steel bars.
After five days of assault by better-armed Al Shabab militiamen, pro-government fighters have apparently begun to retreat.
Aid workers struggle to help war-weary refugees as concerns grow about conditions in the shelters as well as timetables for resettlement.
More than 40 European diplomats walked out in protest over the Iranian leader's speech, in which he called Israelis "the racist perpetrators of genocide."
At the Arab League summit Monday, the UN secretary general condemned Sudan's expulsion of humanitarian aid groups in response to the ICC arrest warrant for Bashir.