The World of International Organizations

U.N. appeal falls short of Yemen’s needs

A mother prepares lunch for her family at a refugee camp in Yemen (AN/Khalid al-Banna)

International donors contributed USD$1.7 billion for people starving in Yemen, an amount that leaders of humanitarian organizations called disappointing.

Nations debate call for ‘vaccination ceasefire’

U.N. helicopters in Juba, South Sudan (AN/Chetan Sharma)

The U.N. Security Council took up a proposed resolution calling for ceasefires in conflict zones that would allow deliveries of coronavirus vaccines.

Airlines to help U.N. spread COVID-19 vaccines

A United airliner at Zurich airport (AN/John Heilprin)

Sixteen airlines joined a UNICEF-led initiative to push for speedier deliveries of coronavirus vaccines and medical supplies among more than 100 nations.

Aid groups confront rising toll of pandemic

Venezuelan refugees at Albergue Douglas in Pamplona, Colombia (AN/Cristal Montanez)

U.N. officials released a 2021 humanitarian plan that projects 235 million people worldwide will need aid, a 40 percent increase from this year.

UNHCR warns of full blown crisis in Ethiopia

Three women on Adigrat Street in Tigray, Ethiopia (AN/Rod Waddington)

After warning of “a full-scale humanitarian crisis” in Ethiopia, United Nations officials said 32,000 people fled Tigray region and 200,000 more may follow.

IFRC finds climate aid not reaching most in need

People take refuge on the roofs of buildings following flooding caused by 2019's Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (AN/World Vision)

None of the 20 nations most vulnerable to climate change were among the top recipients of aid to help adapt to global warming, IFRC reported.

WFP wins Nobel Prize to focus world on hunger

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley celebrates the Nobel Prize win with staff in Niger (AN/WFP)

The Nobel Peace Prize went to the World Food Program for its efforts to alleviate hunger amid the pandemic and to urge more international cooperation.

The U.N. Trump bid that might have been

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly at New York in 2019 (AN/Joyce N. Boghgosian)

Ahead of his last U.N. visit, U.S. President Donald Trump dusted off a favorite self-aggrandizing tale about the time he “offered to rebuild” the world body.

FAO seeks Asia-Pacific virus and hunger relief

A large farm growing a variety of crops in northern Vietnam's Hạ Long Bay region (AN/Dennis Jarvis)

Delegates from 46 Asia-Pacific nations joined an FAO summit on how to help pandemic-battered farmers keep supplying food for tens of millions of people.

Chronic hunger threatens 130 million more

A young man prepares roasted maize atop a World Food Program carton in Yemen (AN/H. Veit)

The number of people not getting enough nutrition rose by 60 million since 2014 — and the pandemic may add up to 132 million more this year.