Palestinians wait for humanitarian aid on a beachfront in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Feb. 25, 2024.

‘Everyone is worried about starvation’: Aid worker discusses dire situation in Gaza

Israel-Hamas war

The UN says it’s no longer able to run humanitarian aid operations in the Gaza Strip. In recent days, the number of relief trucks getting into the territory has dwindled. The World’s host Carolyn Beeler spoke to Shaina Low of the Norwegian Refugee Council in Jerusalem, who says the situation in northern Gaza is especially bad.

Trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip from Egypt in Rafah as a temporary ceasefire went into effect, Nov. 24, 2023.

‘We’re bracing for what comes after’ the truce, MSF Gaza director says

Israel-Hamas war
A man carries an elderly woman as people continue to leave Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. 

Managing the aftermath: Part I

Critical State
A protest by mothers in the Polish eastern town of Hajnowka over the deaths of migrant children in the forest. 

An underground network of locals in Poland self-organize to help migrants who face ‘pushbacks’ by the govt

A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

Top of The World
Health workers instruct a woman before taking a swab for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test.

IMF reassures COVID-19 support after hundreds of groups push back against belt-tightening measures

About 100 countries have asked the International Monetary Fund for emergency assistance during the pandemic. 

An internally displaced Syrian girl wears a face mask as members of the Syrian Civil defence sanitize the Bab al-Nour internally displaced persons camp, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Azaz, Syria, March 26, 2020.

People in northeast Syria are in desperate need of help. Aid groups can’t get to them.

Conflict & Justice

This week, heads of 20 aid agencies published an open letter urging the UN Security Council to reopen the Al Yarubiyah crossing into Syria. The crossing was closed last January, with fatal consequences, the aid groups say.

A woman with a mask hands a pink plastic bag to a woman in a car

Mutual aid groups respond to double threat of coronavirus and climate change

The Big Fix

CareMongering is one of many mutual aid organizations around the world that have either been created or expanded to help people struggling during the pandemic — either because of age, health status or financial vulnerability, among other things.

An older white man in a long black coat walks

Foreign aid cuts could make US less secure

Trump administration

The White House put out its annual spending blueprint Monday, and once again, the Trump administration proposes dramatically slashing funding for foreign aid.

several people with backpacks around a bus entrance. A young girl is held and looks toward the camera.

Trump’s aid cuts to Central American countries could total $700 million


The US government cut aid to Northern Triangle countries after President Donald Trump blasted the countries for sending migrants to the United States.