Humanitarian assistance

September 05, 2017 - 5:03 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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August 31, 2017 - 5:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — A handful of Americans left Pyongyang on Thursday on a flight to Beijing, a day before the start of a U.S. ban on American citizens going to North Korea. Among those on the flight from the North Korean capital were aid workers who hoped to be allowed to return to continue...
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August 31, 2017 - 4:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — A handful of Americans have left Pyongyang on a flight to Beijing before the start of a U.S. ban on American citizens going to North Korea. Among the travelers on Thursday's flight from the North Korean capital were aid workers who hoped to be allowed to return to continue...
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August 27, 2017 - 7:30 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees living in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls. WFP said in a statement Sunday that it urgently requires $23.6 million to meet the food and nutritional needs of...
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People disembark in the harbor of Pozzuoli, part of the Metropolitan City of Naples, southern Italy, early Tuesday, August 22, 2017, after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, off the Neapolitan coast on Monday. A 3.6-magnitude earthquake has rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia, damaging some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets. (Cesare Abate/ANSA via AP)
August 22, 2017 - 6:46 am
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the quake that hit the Italian resort island of Ischia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities say they have located a second person who was killed in the 4.0-magnitude quake on the resort island of Ischia. Bruno Frattasi, the head of Italy's firefighters, told...
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Bavarian governor, Horst Seehofer, answers questions during an interview with German TV broadcaster ARD in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. In background the parliament building, the Reichstag. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
August 20, 2017 - 12:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday stood by her decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago, a move she has previously defended as a necessary response to a humanitarian emergency. Asked during a pre-election television event with...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 file photo, children look through a tear in the tarpaulin tents that serve as extra classrooms, for a mixed class of South Sudanese refugee children and Ugandan children, at the Ombechi Primary School in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 7:09 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says the number of hungry and displaced South Sudanese is overwhelming. Peter Maurer said in a statement Thursday there...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl with a baby on her back carries a foam mattress to the communal tent where they will sleep, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 4:48 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl with a baby on her back carries a foam mattress to the communal tent where they will sleep, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 1:13 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee girl with a baby on her back carries a foam mattress to the communal tent where they will sleep, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, a grim milestone in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
August 17, 2017 - 1:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's...
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