Humanitarian crises

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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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, Somalis displaced by a drought arrive at makeshift camps on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Britain is hosting a high-level conference on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to address the threat of famine in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year. They spoke at a high-level conference to address the Horn of Africa nation...
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May 07, 2017 - 7:22 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new report from a monitoring group says famine is at risk of spreading to a third county in South Sudan. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network says starvation is likely to occur in Koch county. Famine already has been declared in the counties of Leer and Mayendit, with a...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Top health officials from the 20 leading and emerging economies are planning to simulate their response to a possible global disease outbreak. A memo on the May 19-20 summit in Berlin states the meeting will include a four-hour "tabletop exercise" involving ministers and...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries are meeting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen. The impoverished Mideast country on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is considered the world's greatest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 25, 2017 - 11:08 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says international donors at a Geneva aid conference have pledged $1.1 billion to help beleaguered, war-torn Yemen this year. Antonio Guterres hailed the pledges after wrapping up the daylong meeting Tuesday, saying it had raised half of the $2.1 billion in...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries are meeting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen. The impoverished Mideast country on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is considered the world's greatest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 25, 2017 - 6:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is appealing to dozens of countries to boost aid funds for war-torn Yemen, which is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises and faces "the world's largest hunger crisis." Antonio Guterres kicked off an aid conference in Geneva co-hosted...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries are meeting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen. The impoverished Mideast country on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is considered the world's greatest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 25, 2017 - 5:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is appealing on dozens of countries to boost aid funds for war-torn Yemen, which is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises and faces "the world's largest hunger crisis." Antonio Guterres kicked off an aid conference in Geneva co-hosted...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries are meeting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen. The impoverished Mideast country on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is considered the world's greatest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 25, 2017 - 4:06 am
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries were meeting Tuesday in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen, considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises. Antonio Guterres and top diplomats from Switzerland and...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, a malnourished child lies in a bed waiting to receive treatment at a therapeutic feeding center in a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.N. secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries are meeting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen. The impoverished Mideast country on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula is considered the world's greatest humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries were meeting Tuesday in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen, considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises. Antonio Guterres and top diplomats from Switzerland and...
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April 25, 2017 - 3:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general and high-ranking government officials from dozens of countries were meeting Tuesday in Geneva to drum up funds for war-torn Yemen, considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises. Antonio Guterres and top diplomats from Switzerland and...
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