Humanitarian crises

In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, Bosnian border police officers guard migrants after making the illegal crossing from Serbia by the Drina river, the natural border between Bosnia and Serbia, near eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, Bosnia. Bosnian border police are warning they cannot contain migratory pressures along the country's eastern border with Serbia, warning the situation could easily escalate and put in danger the overall stability of their politically fragile nation. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
November 14, 2019 - 4:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official is warning Bosnian authorities of a likely humanitarian crisis this winter due to appalling conditions in overcrowded migrant camps in the country. EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called Thursday for the closure of the...
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November 07, 2019 - 3:48 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration's increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in...
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October 31, 2019 - 10:05 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed more than 100,000 people since 2015, a database project that tracks violence said Thursday. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, or ACLED, said in a new report its death toll includes more than 12,000 civilians killed in attacks targeting...
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European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, talks to journalists during a joint news conference with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filipo Grandi, left, and UN Migration Agency Director General Antonio Vitorino at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The European Union says a "solidarity conference" has raised around 120 million euros ($133 million) for Venezuelans fleeing their crisis-wracked country and to help countries who are hosting them. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 29, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Governments, aid agencies and charity groups vowed Tuesday to boost their efforts to help Venezuelans fleeing their crisis-wracked country, and to assist neighboring communities struggling to host them, as refugee numbers look set to exceed those caused by the Syrian war. At a "...
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Police secure the area around the industrial estate where 39 lifeless bodies, eight women and 31 men, were discovered Wednesday in a truck, near Grays, southeast England, Friday Oct. 25, 2019. China called Friday for joint efforts to counter human smuggling after the discovery in Britain of 39 dead people believed to be Chinese who stowed away in a shipping container. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 1:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said a 48-year-old man from...
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Police secure the area around the industrial estate where 39 lifeless bodies, eight women and 31 men, were discovered Wednesday in a truck, near Grays, southeast England, Friday Oct. 25, 2019. China called Friday for joint efforts to counter human smuggling after the discovery in Britain of 39 dead people believed to be Chinese who stowed away in a shipping container. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 11:50 am
LONDON (AP) — British police arrested two more suspects Friday in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said the man and the woman, both 38...
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Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, Essex, England Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 the day after 39 bodies were found inside a truck on the industrial estate. British media are reporting that the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England were Chinese citizens. (Stefan Rousseau, PA via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — British police arrested two more suspects Friday in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said the man and the woman, both 38...
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Demonstrators hold a banner during a vigil for the 39 lorry victims, outside the Home Office in London, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 25, 2019 - 6:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — Weeks prior to the discovery in England of the bodies of 39 people believed to be from China, Beijing was holding lavish National Day celebrations congratulating itself on its rise from an impoverished Asian giant to the world's second largest economy. The tragedy lays bare some...
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October 24, 2019 - 5:50 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The International Red Cross has warned of an imminent "humanitarian catastrophe" at an overcrowded makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia's border with Croatia and asked for urgent relocation of its occupants to a safer area. In a statement Thursday, it said the Vucjak...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Wednesday on Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive, defying pressure on him to call a ceasefire and halt its incursion into Syria, now into its eighth day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 16, 2019 - 5:47 pm
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 12:45 a.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Turkey to halt its offensive in northeastern Syria "and declare a cease-fire immediately." Kelly Craft said Wednesday that a delegation led by...
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