Humanitarian assistance

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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U.S. William Lacy Swing, left, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, IOM, Mark Lowcock, center, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator, and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Italian Filippo Grandi, right, listen to a journalist's question, during a press briefing after the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 3:49 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. humanitarian agencies said a pledging conference held Monday raised $228 million in new funds to aid Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as governments and international organizations chipped in to help the Muslim minority group that has fled violence in Myanmar. A total of 35...
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Rohingya Muslim men, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their mother in a cloth tied to bamboo stick at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. U.N. humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy group leaders on Monday opened a one-day conference aimed at drumming up funds to help ethnic Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
October 23, 2017 - 12:49 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the donors conference for Asia's Rohingya refugees (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The U.K. is trumpeting its support for Rohingya refugees, pledging an additional 12 million pounds ($15.8 million) to help those who have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh...
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Peoples watch a televised speech by Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, by a roadside Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
October 12, 2017 - 11:39 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will coordinate all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the state to...
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United Nations Security Council meets on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, Thursday Sept. 28, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 28, 2017 - 10:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Bangladesh's U.N. ambassador says violence has not stopped in Myanamar's northern Rakhine state despite its government claims, and with the arrival of over...
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Rohingya woman Dildar Begum and her daughter Noor Kalima, who crossed over to Bangladesh recover at Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Begum said she and her daughter Noor Kalima, got stabbed by Myanmar soldiers and her husband was killed. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 27, 2017 - 3:12 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s migration agency warned Wednesday about increasing reports of sexual violence directed at Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing violence in Myanmar in recent weeks. Director-General William Lacy Swing of the International Organization for Migration said he was...
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September 17, 2017 - 9:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The U.N.'s World Food Program is halting its air drops to Deir El Zour after five of its trucks were able to reach the city with food relief. The convoy, carrying enough wheat to feed 70,000 people, was the first...
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September 13, 2017 - 3:10 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 1:40 a.m. The U.N. Security Council is condemning the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has led more than 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to...
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September 09, 2017 - 6:36 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Red Cross says it is shocked by the killing of one of its staffers in South Sudan as dangers to humanitarian workers rise amid the country's civil war. A statement Saturday by the International Committee of the Red Cross said driver Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel was shot and...
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FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 31, 2016 file photo, a man walks past burnt out houses following an attacked by Boko Haram in Dalori village near Maiduguri. Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has resulted in double the casualties compared to the five months before April, Amnesty International said Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)
September 05, 2017 - 7:28 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic...
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