Humanitarian assistance

Truckloads of civilians flee a Syrian military offensive in Idlib province on the main road near Hazano, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Syrian forces launched a wide ground offensive last week into the northwestern province of Idlib, which is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants. The United Nations estimates that some 60,000 people have fled from the area, heading south, after the bombings intensified earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)
December 27, 2019 - 11:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian opposition leader called Friday on the international community to help millions of civilians in the country's last rebel-held stronghold amid a crushing government offensive, calling it a "disaster area." After weeks of intense bombardment, Syrian government forces launched a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Ahmed Rashid Mokbel, a severely malnourished 7-month-old Yemeni boy, is given formula by his mother at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, Yemen. The U.N. says that a dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen have suspended their work after a string of targeted attacks. Meanwhile, the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have killed close to 200 people since October. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
December 24, 2019 - 10:39 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen suspended their operations following a string of targeted attacks, the United Nations said, while the country's rebel-led health ministry announced on Tuesday that severe outbreaks of swine flu and dengue fever have...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo people walk at the site of a car bomb attack next to a Shiite mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 03, 2019 - 12:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. The 50-page report by the London-based global...
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People work to free a young boy from a collapsed building in the coastal town of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of the capital Tirana, after an excavator moved a broken slab of concrete and local men pulled mangled reinforcement bars out of the way. Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 16 people and injured more than 600. (Vladimir Gori via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 1:24 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a deadly earthquake in Albania (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Albania’s government has declared Wednesday a day of mourning for the country’s earthquake victims. The government says flags will be flown at half-staff in memory of the dead — at least 20 by late...
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This Jan. 4, 2017 photo shows a woman holding a placard reading "Holding one's hand out is not a crime", as she supports Cedric Herrou, a French activist farmer who faces up to five years in prison as he goes on trial accused of helping African migrants cross the border from Italy, in Nice, southern France. A French appeals court is expected to hand down a verdict Thursday afternoon in the case of a mountain guide who was convicted for helping migrants enter the country illegally. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
November 21, 2019 - 9:05 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 4 p.m. A ferry operator has found 16 migrants in a sealed trailer on the deck of a ferry traveling from France to Ireland. Stena Line spokesman Ian Hampton said Thursday the people seem to be in good health and have been...
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This Jan. 4, 2017 photo shows a crowd supporting Cedric Herrou, a French activist farmer accused of helping African migrants to cross the border from Italy, in Nice, southern France. The banner reads "Yes to solidarity and Welcome migrants and refugees". A French appeals court is expected to hand down a verdict Thursday afternoon in the case of a mountain guide who was convicted for helping migrants enter the country illegally.(AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
November 21, 2019 - 8:21 am
LYON, France (AP) — A French court is to rule Thursday on whether to convict a mountain guide of helping migrants enter the country illegally — the latest case that is testing France’s “principle of fraternity” allowing humanitarian aid for irregular migrants. The cases have centered on the Alps,...
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Scott Warren celebrates his verdict outside the Federal Courthouse outside the Federal Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz. Warren was acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a camp in southern Arizona operated by a humanitarian group. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 6:58 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An activist was acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a camp in southern Arizona operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for just hours in what was the second...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, speaks with Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as they visit a military coordination center set up for Turkey's Syria operation, in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
November 03, 2019 - 7:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Shelling by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed a Burmese medic and wounded another Iraqi member of the humanitarian team on Sunday in northeastern Syria where fighting between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed gunmen continued, the humanitarian group said. David Eubank, a...
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October 26, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A humanitarian aid group said gunmen on Libya-flagged speedboats threatened the crew of its rescue ship Alan Kurdi and the migrants it was rescuing Saturday, firing shots into the air and water. Sea-Eye's spokesman Gorden Isler told The Associated Press that the unprecedented incident...
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October 25, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is taking steps to ease sales of food and medicine to Iran amid stringent sanctions imposed on the country by the Trump administration. The Treasury Department says it has created a way to ensure humanitarian aid can continue despite the administration's effort to isolate...
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