Humanitarian crises

May 30, 2018 - 12:08 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia faced sharp criticism in the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, its annexation of Crimea, and its rejection of an investigation linking the Russian military to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. The three issues...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims he later met with Mohammed bin Salman, who by then had been elevated to crown prince, and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 14, 2018, members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to Mbandaka, a crossroads city of more than 1 million people, in a troubling turn that marks one of the few times the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. (Karsten Voigt/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 9:02 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced. "The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka,...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 14, 2018, members of a Red Cross team don protective clothing before heading out to look for suspected victims of Ebola, in Mbandaka, Congo. Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to Mbandaka, a crossroads city of more than 1 million people, in a troubling turn that marks one of the few times the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban area. (Karsten Voigt/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 5:48 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, people suspected of having the Ebola Virus wait at a treatment center in Bikoro Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. The city is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Bikoro, the rural area where the outbreak was announced last week, said Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
May 18, 2018 - 4:46 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting on Friday to determine whether the epidemic warrants being...
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Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks about Venezuela to the Council of the Americas, during a luncheon at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 08, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration called Tuesday for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down. "For the safety and security of all the peoples of Latin America, it is time for Maduro to go," said the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley during a speech on Latin America...
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May 05, 2018 - 5:33 am
KANDAK, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. and South Sudan's government say five years into South Sudan's civil war more than seven million people are facing severe hunger without food aid. Aid workers warn that a recent surge in fighting could once again plunge thousands of people into famine. Ayod is...
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April 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A Lebanese humanitarian worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross has been laid to rest in his hometown a week after being shot dead in Yemen. Lahoud, 38, was in charge of the ICRC's detainees...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, addresses the media together with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, left, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria Staffan de Mistura during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council in Brussels on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 25, 2018 - 10:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Wednesday pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling significantly short of the more than $7 billion the United Nations is seeking. An estimated 450,000 people have been killed in...
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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center right, speaks with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center left, during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the Europa building in Brussels on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is calling on Russia, Iran and Turkey to force a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gather in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 25, 2018 - 5:19 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to ensure a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gathered in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country. As the conflict enters its eighth year, more than 13 million Syrians are in need of...
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