Humanitarian assistance

A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 5:25 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The European Union has activated its civil protection efforts to help Portugal fight forest fires that have killed at least 43 people. The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos...
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June 15, 2017 - 8:43 am
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian aid adviser for Syria says trucks are being prepared to ship polio vaccine into Islamic State group-held areas of Deir Ezzor governorate following confirmation of a "very dangerous" outbreak of the virus. Jan Egeland made the comments to reporters Thursday in the...
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In this photo of Friday June 9, 2017, Ader Ali Yusuf, center, a mother of 12 who was displaced from her village due to the ongoing drought in Ethiopia, sits among a group of women as an international delegation visits the Warder town of Ethiopia's drought stricken area near the border with Somalia. Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret )
June 10, 2017 - 6:56 am
WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. An international delegation visited one of the worst-affected areas Friday near the border with...
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June 10, 2017 - 6:33 am
WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. An international delegation visited one of the worst-affected areas Friday near the border with...
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In this May 24, 2017, photo, Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican. When Trump met Pope Francis, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
May 26, 2017 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His...
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In this May 24, 2017, photo, Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican. When Trump met Pope Francis, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
May 26, 2017 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His...
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In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 photo, David Beasley, the new executive director of the World Food Program, speaks to The Associated Press, in Amman, Jordan. Beasley, a tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of the WFP, a United Nations agency, facing the threat of potentially deep U.S. funding cuts. Beasley told the AP Sunday that he will use his Washington connections to defend the cash-strapped U.N. agency in a "dog fight" over the 2018 U.S. budget. (Omar Akour/AP Photo)
May 22, 2017 - 4:25 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of one of the United Nations agencies facing the threat of U.S. funding cuts. David Beasley, new executive director of the World Food Program, says he will use...
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May 15, 2017 - 6:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — The former South Carolina governor who heads the U.N.'s World Food Program is lamenting how the media's focus on President Donald Trump is taking away attention from famine in Africa and the Middle East, saying: "This is not fake news, this is reality." WFP Director-General David...
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May 15, 2017 - 6:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — The former South Carolina governor who now heads the U.N.'s World Food Program is lamenting how the media's focus on President Donald Trump is taking away attention from "real world" problems like famine in Africa and the Middle East. WFP Director-General David Beasley, a Republican...
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Map locates the four Russian-proposed safe zones across Syria; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;
May 08, 2017 - 2:20 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. owes it to the people of Syria to take a close look at the Russian proposal to create several "safe zones" in Syria. But Mattis also said the plan poses many unanswered questions, including whether it would be effective. Speaking...
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