humanitarian crisis
Pakistan floods Millions affected, over 1,000 killed in Pakistan floods

Around 33 million people are severely affected in the worst flooding Pakistan has experienced in a decade, with over 1000 people dead and massive damage caused to infrastructure and livestock

1 year after Taliban takeover, the US still hasn’t given Afghanistan’s money back

In 2021, the US froze $7 billion in Afghanistan’s reserves after the Taliban seized control, precipitating the “world’s largest humanitarian crisis”

UNAMA report notes large number of casualties and rights violations under Taliban rule

While the security situation in Afghanistan has improved since the Taliban takeover, extremists groups continue to attack vulnerable ethnic and minority groups, resulting in at least 700 deaths between August 2021 to June 2022

Race for Sri Lankan presidency begins as Gotabaya Rajapaksa steps down

The resignation comes after Rajapaksa, who came to power with an unprecedented 6.9 million votes, fled the country on July 13 following massive protests

Afghan women Plight of women in Afghanistan worsened due to US sanctions

Economic sanctions by the US and the dress code restrictions imposed by the Taliban regime have only increased the suffering of women and girls in Afghanistan

Afghanistan earthquake Afghanistan hit by deadliest earthquake in two decades, over 1,000 killed

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the provinces of Paktika and Khost. The death toll is expected to rise in the coming days

Bangladesh floods Millions affected as Bangladesh experiences worst floods in last two decades

Dozens of people have been killed in monsoon storms across northeastern Bangladesh. Almost six million people in the region remain stranded and are facing an immense scarcity of food, drinking water and shelter as the humanitarian crisis worsens

Afghanistan food crisis 20 million Afghans experiencing acute food shortage: IPC

“With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people – representing half the country’s population – is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity,” IPC’s findings note

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Putin accuses Ukraine of going back on promises made at Istanbul talks 

Putin claimed that until Ukraine recognizes Crimea as part of Russia and the independence of the Donbass republics, “no progress could be reached in the talks”

Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine Ukrainian government refuses Russia’s offer to evacuate civilians trapped in war zones as humanitarian situation worsens

Russia renewed its ceasefire offer on March 8 after Ukraine refused a similar offer on Monday to provide a humanitarian corridor for millions of Ukrainians stranded inside war zones in Kiev, Kharkiv, Mariupol and other major cities  

Yemen conflict International organizations urge against US imposing terrorist tag on Houthis in Yemen

Several groups signed a letter warning of the wide-ranging negative consequences of designating the Houthis as a terrorist group, including hampering of humanitarian relief efforts and diplomatic negotiations to end the war 

The terrible fate facing the Afghan people

Despite repeated warnings from UN bodies about the impending humanitarian disaster underway in Afghanistan, the US government and others have decided to deny the government life-saving funds