Chad, Israel-Palestine, India.
Today's three stories you should know.
At least 1.4 million people in Chad may have to go without food aid from January as funding dries up, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. With a glut of crises around the world, the WFP has already said it will have to suspend aid to displaced people and refugees from Nigeria, the Central African Republic and Cameroon from December. More than 540,000 refugees have crossed into Chad from Sudan, many fleeing ethnically-motivated violence, since war broke out there seven months ago, according to the International Organization for Migration.
More from the Independent here.
At the time of writing, a deal between Hamas and Israel for a four-day humanitarian pause in Gaza and the release of dozens of Israeli hostages appears to be imminent. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at pains to point out today that, even after all Israeli hostages are freed, Israel will continue with what he called its war on Hamas. So, with no clear end to the violence in sight, experts have begun to worry what the onset of winter will mean for the people of Gaza, many of whom have been left homeless with just plastic tents for shelter. Winter also brings an increased risk of disease with no functioning sanitation systems left. Al Jazeera’s Inside Story today ran an interesting discussion on what winter could mean for Gaza’s residents.
More from Al Jazeera here.
Dramatic footage from India today as rescuers managed to get a camera down to 41 workers who have been trapped in an underground tunnel for 10 days. The endoscopic camera was passed through a pipe that was drilled into the highway tunnel. Rescuers also managed to pass down the first hot meals the men have had for days. The under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand state caved in after a landslide on the morning of November 12. Rescuers say they plan to dig a hole wide enough to accommodate multiple 900mm pipes to create a pathway through which the workers can crawl out.
More from BBC here.