The World Bank has pledged up to $1 billion to Indonesia to help with relief and rebuilding in the wake of the Sept. 28 earthquakes and tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people. The funding, which the bank announced on Oct. 14,...

MSF teams at our non-communicable diseases (NCD) clinic in Irbid, Jordan, have worked with Syrian refugees living outside camps since December 2014.  Jordan hosts around 671,900 registered refugees, and many more who are without...

The State government on Monday launched the first of its kind portal to facilitate direct benefit transfers of social schemes to lakhs of beneficiaries. MahaDBT will be a single-point platform for delivery of benefits, subsidies,...

Of the 2.2 lakh people to whom the state government reached out as part of its programme to offer psycho-social assistance in the afternoon of floods, nearly 1.543 people had severe anxiety ande depression, needing medical help....

The International Organization for Migration reports some Rohingya refugee women in Cox's Bazar have formed a committee that will enable them to present their concerns and needs to U.N. camp managers...

The UK is providing a major new UK aid package to help screen, prevent and tackle malnutrition in Yemen, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced today. The UN estimates that 17.8 million people do not have reliable access to food across...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) , which deals with pensions for elderly and other issues, was "prima facie" a good scheme but there were "huge gaps" in its implementation which...

The U.N. children's agency says it has resumed emergency cash transfers to 9 million Yemenis after it was allowed to operate a call center to help monitor aid distribution. UNICEF spokeswoman Juliette Touma says the cash transfer...

The World Bank has announced funding of up to $1 billion for the Government of Indonesia to supplement relief and reconstruction efforts in the disaster-affected areas of Lombok and Sulawesi, and to bolster long-term resilience. The...

For the first time, over 70,000 refugees from Burundi residing at the Mahama camp in Kirehe district will now have access to cash transfers from WFP/UNHCR via an Equity Bank Rwanda card, following a successful registration exercise at the camp. The...

The  Garrisa County Commissioner (CC), Dr. Joshua Chepchieng has lauded the government’s Chakula kwa Jamii cash transfer program where identified families were given Sh.3, 000 per month to cover three months instead of food rations, adding that the...

Serious measures have been taken on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's initiative in order to strengthen the social protection of population in...