International Humanitarian

Italy: Port authorities arrest MSF search and rescue vessel | Doctors Without Borders

AUGUSTA, Italy, July 4, 2021—A vessel chartered by the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been detained by Italian port authorities for administrative reasons, delaying its return to vital search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean, announced today the organization, calling for …

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400,000 in Tigray cross ‘famine threshold’, and nearly 2 million are on the brink, Security Council says |

Paint a dark picture, Ramesh rajasingham, Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, says that 400,000 people have “crossed the threshold of famine” – and 1.8 million more are on the verge of following them. In Tigray, Ethiopia, there must be:• Adherence by all parties to a ceasefire• …

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