Humanitarian assistance

December 11, 2017 - 3:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, including beefing up restrictions on movements and making "horrific" prison conditions more severe, the U.N. rights chief said Monday. Zeid Ra'ad al...
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November 27, 2017 - 12:05 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A group of Nobel Peace Laureates on Monday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen to end their blockade on the Arab world's poorest country that has deprived it of much-needed aid and squeezed it to the brink of famine. The Nobel Women's Initiative said in a...
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November 26, 2017 - 9:41 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month. Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere...
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November 24, 2017 - 9:53 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on war-battered Yemen since Nov. 6 has authorized the resumption of U.N. flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday, a U.N. aid official said. The planned resumption of U.N. passenger flights from the...
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President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, 2nd left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2nd right, sit at a table at the start of the talks in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 12:45 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The World Health Organization says Syrian health officials have reported that 84 people have been killed and another 659 injured over a four-day stretch of intensified fighting in a region near the capital, Damascus. The U.N...
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November 11, 2017 - 9:49 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries. David Beasley said in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017 file photo, People search under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is blaming a rebel missile launch on Iran and warning it could be "considered as an act of war." Early Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the coalition also closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world's poorest country over the missile launch targeting Riyadh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 07, 2017 - 1:38 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The United Nations is demanding that the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels allow humanitarian aid into Yemen through all ports and airports. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric warned that "any further shocks to imports...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017 file photo, People search under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is blaming a rebel missile launch on Iran and warning it could be "considered as an act of war." Early Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the coalition also closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world's poorest country over the missile launch targeting Riyadh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 06, 2017 - 8:13 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local): 4:10 a.m. The head of the U.N. World Food Program is warning that hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen will be "on the brink of starvation" if the Saudi-led coalition's blockade of air, sea and land access lasts for...
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November 06, 2017 - 2:40 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's national airline said Monday it has canceled all flights to the country's only two functioning airports after the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels announced the closure of all land, air and sea ports. The tightening of an embargo that has been in place since...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, people gather to take basic food stuffs and other aid from community leaders charged with distributing equitably the supplies to the 64,000-person refugee camp called Ruqban on the Jordan-Syria border. The U.N. humanitarian chief has called for immediate access to deliver "life-saving assistance" to 50,000 Syrians stranded on the sealed border with Jordan, amid reports of shrinking food supplies. (AP Photo/File)
October 31, 2017 - 4:43 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief called for immediate "life-saving" access to 50,000 displaced Syrians stranded on the sealed border with Jordan, as aid officials reported a sharp drop in food supplies in the remote desert camp since Syrian government forces advanced toward the area...
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