Humanitarian Aid

Rohingya crisis: Donors pledge $344 million at UN-backed conference to support aid efforts

A United Nations-supported humanitarian conference today raised more than $344 million to fund critical relief programmes for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

UN seeks more funds to assist Rohingya amid world's fastest growing refugee crisis

United Nations agencies are seeking more funds to cope with the mass exodus of people fleeing violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh, which the top UN aid official described the world's fastest growing refugee crisis.

INTERVIEW: Global humanitarian needs have never been higher, says UN official

New head of UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, speaks to UN News about why he accepted the post, his first weeks on the job, and what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure.