Humanitarian crises

FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria Staffan de Mistura addresses the media during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council in Brussels. Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday, Aug. 30, that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government-held areas, a move that would in essence send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old war. De Mistura expresses fears of a “perfect storm” that could have a devastating impact on nearly 3 million people, nearly half of whom arrived from elsewhere in Syria, in the region largely controlled by al-Qaida-linked fighters. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:51 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas — a move that would send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old civil war. U.N. envoy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, smoke rises after a TNT bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters, in a neighbouring village to Kafr Nabuda, in the Idlib province countryside, Syria. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition’s only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over one million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of brutal civil war. (AP Photo/File)
August 30, 2018 - 1:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Turkey's president says his country is engaged in talks with Iran and Russia to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Syria's rebel-held region of Idlib similar to one that unfolded in Aleppo in 2016. Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018 file photo, people stand at the border between Venezuela, right, and Brazil, near the Brazilian city of Pacaraima, in Roraima state. The poor state in northern Brazil, which is at the center of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, had the highest homicide rate in Brazil in the first six months of the year, according to data published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
August 28, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer announced Tuesday that he'll deploy the military to restore order in a state at the heart of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, as new data showed a surge in killings that meant the state now has the highest homicide rate in the country. Between January...
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Kamel Jendoubi, centre, Chairperson of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, is flanked by Charles Garraway, left, member of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, and Alessandra Vellucci, right, Director of UN Information Service to Geneva, as they inform on the publication of its report on the establishment of facts and circumstances surrounding alleged violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva,, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 8:21 am
GENEVA (AP) — Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" during 3½ years of escalated...
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Kamel Jendoubi, centre, Chairperson of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, is flanked by Charles Garraway, left, member of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, and Alessandra Vellucci, right, Director of UN Information Service to Geneva, as they inform on the publication of its report on the establishment of facts and circumstances surrounding alleged violations and abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva,, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 7:33 am
GENEVA (AP) — Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" during 3½ years of escalated...
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August 28, 2018 - 3:10 am
GENEVA (AP) — Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" during 3½ years of escalated...
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Venezuelan migrants wait outside their country’s embassy for a bus that will transport them to the airport, in Lima, Peru, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Venezuelans are being flown to Caracas on a flight financed by the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
August 27, 2018 - 8:06 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nearly one hundred Venezuelan migrants in Peru are making an unexpected journey home after deciding to take up their government's offer of a free flight back instead of continuing to eke out a living in a foreign land. With packed suitcases in hand, the migrants boarded an all-...
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Venezuelan migrants wait outside their country’s embassy for a bus that will transport them to the airport, in Lima, Peru, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Venezuelans are being flown to Caracas on a flight financed by the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
August 27, 2018 - 3:11 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nearly one hundred Venezuelan migrants in Peru are making an unexpected journey back home after fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis. Several dozen Venezuelans will board a flight from the Peruvian capital of Lima to the city of Caracas on Monday afternoon. In...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, a Rohingya refugee bathes, as a girl waits to fill water from a hand pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, a ramshackle sprawl of camps built amid low rolling hills and endless monsoon-season mud, in Bangladesh. First built more than 20 years ago by earlier, smaller waves of Rohingya refugees, the camps in Cox's Bazar district exploded in size last year when Myanmar's army launched its attacks around Aug. 25, and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya began flooding across the border. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 24, 2018 - 9:12 pm
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Forged over generations in villages in Myanmar, Rohingya communities are now held together in calls over crackling phone lines. "Mummy! Mummy!" 15-year-old Abdullah Razzaq shouted to his mother earlier this week in their once-a-week call, nearly a year after he and his...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, 15-year-old Rohingya refugee Abdullah Razzaq, speak on the phone to his mother who still lives in Myanmar, as his elder brother Abdur, 17, sits beside him at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. "Mummy! Mummy!" Razzaq shouted to his mother earlier this week in their once-a-week call, nearly a year after he and his brother, along with more than 700,000 other Rohingya Muslims, fled waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and crossed the border into Bangladesh. "Why don't you guys come here?" (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 24, 2018 - 4:55 am
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Forged over generations in villages in Myanmar, Rohingya communities are now held together in calls over crackling phone lines. "Mummy! Mummy!" 15-year-old Abdullah Razzaq shouted to his mother earlier this week in their once-a-week call, nearly a year after he and his...
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