Humanitarian crises

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, left, talks to UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, centre, and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, during a Syria donors conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The European Union's top diplomat says the EU expects "significant pledges" for Syria at a donor conference, as the bloc seeks to keep the 8-year conflict in the international spotlight. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 14, 2019 - 9:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors are on track to pledge more than $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and refugees who fled the conflict-ravaged country, a top U.N. official said Thursday as the civil war enters its ninth year. However, a significant slice of the funds — some 1.5 billion euros ($1.7...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, and UN Syria envoy Geir Pedersen talk to journalists at the European Parliament on the eve of the Syria donors conference, in Brussels, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Top officials are warning that the crisis in Syria is not over and are calling for large-scale support for people in need on the eve of a major donor's conference. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 14, 2019 - 6:27 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior representatives from scores of countries and international organizations gathered Thursday in a fresh effort to drum up aid for Syria amid growing donor fatigue as the conflict enters its ninth year. U.N agencies, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks are warning...
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From left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meet before holding a news conference on the Senate vote on ending U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 13, 2019 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2016 file photo, girls gather at a camp for internally displaced people near the town of Abs, in the Hajjah governorate, of Yemen. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHAU.N. warned in a report Tuesday, March 12, 2019, that thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in the embattled northern district of Hajjah. The number of displaced in the district has doubled over the past six months, the humanitarian agency said. (AP Photos Hani Mohammed, File)
March 13, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised vote on Wednesday on ending U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen, legislation that the White House has threatened to veto. The measure is co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Mike Lee, R- Utah. If it were to pass...
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March 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has issued a veto threat ahead of a Senate vote Wednesday on ending U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The measure is co-sponsored by independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. If it were to...
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A migrant who claims he was beaten by Croatian police while attempting to cross the border to Croatia shows his injury at a factory hall turned migrants facility in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rights group Amnesty International has accused European Union states of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
March 13, 2019 - 9:29 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A leading rights group has accused European Union states of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. Amnesty International said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, a group of migrants moves through a forest in the Pljesevica Mountain in a attempt to illegally cross the border into Croatia. Amnesty International released a report on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that accuses European Union nations of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
March 13, 2019 - 7:42 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A leading rights group has accused European Union states of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. Amnesty International said...
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March 13, 2019 - 5:58 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A leading rights group has accused European Union states of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. Amnesty International said...
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Framed photographs of seven crew members are displayed at a memorial service held by an association of Ethiopian airline pilots, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, March 11, 2019. Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, and investigators found the flight recorders from the field where the plane went down. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
March 12, 2019 - 3:25 am
They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner Sunday were dozens of international aid workers hailing from several countries in Africa and around the...
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Framed photographs of seven crew members are displayed at a memorial service held by an association of Ethiopian airline pilots, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, March 11, 2019. Authorities in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft Monday following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, and investigators found the flight recorders from the field where the plane went down. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
March 11, 2019 - 11:16 pm
They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner Sunday were dozens of international aid workers hailing from several countries in Africa and around the...
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