A plane loaded with life-saving supplies ranging from medicines to midwifery kits touched down in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Tuesday morning.
Pilots from Australia have been playing a crucial role in South Sudan as the United Nations ramps up its peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
South Sudan is now in its fifth week of unrest.
Twenty-three children in the Central African Republic are recovering in a UN-supported recovery centre after being released by armed groups in the capital, Bangui.
The children, including six girls, are between 14 and 17 years old.
Palestinian refugees sheltering in a camp situated in Syria are living in what has been described as “unimaginably harsh” conditions.
South Sudan is developing into a “horrifying humanitarian and human rights disaster” according to a senior UN official who has completed a four-day visit to the country.
Syrian women are hoping that next week’s international conference in Geneva will be a “serious step” towards ending the violence and bloodshed in their homeland.
The UN human rights human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has warned armed opposition groups in Syria that executions and unlawful killings may amount to war crimes.
The warning comes as reports emerge that there have been a succession of mass executions in northern Syria.
There is a real risk of genocide in the Central African Republic if urgent action is not taken now to stabilize the situation.
A UN-led pledging conference held in Kuwait to raise funds for the humanitarian crisis caused by the civil war in Syria has been called a “resounding success.”
More than $2.4 billion was raised for the largest humanitarian appeal ever made by the United Nations.
The United Nations is making its largest ever appeal for funds to help more than 11 million people who have been affected by the three-year conflict in Syria.