Humanitarian assistance

April 25, 2019 - 9:06 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are living in the bush without humanitarian aid in Cameroon after two years of fighting between separatists and government forces that has failed to attract widespread international support, an international aid agency said Thursday. More than half...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June. 15, 2017 file photo, migrants and refugees react at the rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro after being rescued by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers in the Mediterranean Sea, about 18 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Spanish aid groups say Spain is allowing them to deliver aid supplies to refugee camps in Greek islands, but they face hefty fines if their boats venture into official search and rescue areas in the Central Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:36 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has reluctantly allowed humanitarian aid vessels to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps, Spanish aid groups said Wednesday. But the groups face hefty fines if their boats venture without permission into official search...
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A woman with a child carries an empty container and water purification pills that came in the first aid shipment from the International Red Cross in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 16, 2019 - 7:18 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery...
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In this image taken from video provided by the International Red Cross, volunteers load into waiting vehicles the first shipment of humanitarian aid from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Red Cross announced in late March that it had obtained permission from officials to begin delivering assistance to the crisis-stricken country. (International Committee of the Red Cross via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 5:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly-needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery...
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April 16, 2019 - 11:56 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis. Workers in blue vests helped load boxes with...
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Juan Guaidó, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, sits on a boat with staff members before crossing Maracaibo Lake to reach the town of Cabimas, Venezuela where he will lead a rally, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Guaidó was forced to take the boat in order to outmaneuver police roadblocks and reach throngs of supporters waiting to hear him speak. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 15, 2019 - 7:26 pm
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has met obstacles at nearly every turn since he declared presidential powers in a bid to end socialist President Nicolas Maduro's rule, and his visit to this once-thriving oil center was no different. He was forced to take a boat...
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April 11, 2019 - 3:38 am
MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian aid group, Sea-Eye, says a pregnant woman has been evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on the eighth day at sea. Sea-Eye said Thursday that the 23-year-old Nigerian woman had suffered an epileptic seizure, and was evacuated by Malta authorities upon their...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence holds a news briefing after addressing the United Nations Security Council on Venezuela, Wednesday April 10, 2019 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 10, 2019 - 7:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but "all options are on the table" — and Russia and...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by the Sea-Eye rescue ship in the waters off Libya. The humanitarian ship Sea-Eye with 64 rescued migrants aboard was stuck at sea on Thursday as Italy and Malta refuse it safe harbor as their refusal set the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can only be resolved if European governments agree to accept the asylum-seekers. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 10:56 am
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian aid ship carrying 64 rescued migrants was stuck in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday as both Italy and Malta refused it safe harbor, leaving the migrants sleeping in cramped conditions on deck as a storm approached. Their refusal sets the stage for another Mediterranean...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by the Sea-Eye rescue ship in the waters off Libya. The humanitarian ship Sea-Eye with 64 rescued migrants aboard was stuck at sea on Thursday as Italy and Malta refuse it safe harbor as their refusal set the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can only be resolved if European governments agree to accept the asylum-seekers. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 9:38 am
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian aid ship with 64 rescued migrants aboard was stuck at sea Thursday as Italy and Malta refused it safe harbor, leaving migrants sleeping in cramped conditions on deck as a storm approached. The governments' refusal sets the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can...
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