Humanitarian crises

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he "completely agrees" with President Donald Trump's critique of the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees, saying that UNRWA only perpetuates the problem and should cease from operating in the region. Speaking at his...
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Somali women and children gather at dusk on a sandy street in the former pirate village of Eyl, in Somalia's northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
March 07, 2017 - 2:23 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has started what he calls an emergency visit to Somalia to focus on the country's famine crisis. "People are dying. The world must act now to stop this," said the U.N. chief on Twitter to announce his arrival in this Horn...
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March 06, 2017 - 6:46 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is demanding immediate access for aid distribution in famine-hit South Sudan amid continued fighting and the recent looting of a humanitarian organization. Stephen O'Brien said after a two-day visit to South Sudan that obstacles to humanitarian...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, left, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's prime minister said Saturday, March 4, 2017 that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:31 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister says 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. It was the first drought-related death toll announced by Somalia's government since it declared a...
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Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets from one of the few watering holes in the area, to water their animals near the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya, Friday, March 3, 2017. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, toured Bandarero village on Friday and called on the international community to act to "avert the very worst of the effects of drought and to avert a famine to make sure we don't go from what is deep suffering to a catastrophe." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
March 03, 2017 - 2:44 pm
BANDARERO, Kenya (AP) — Loko Kalicha Junno says she trekked for a week to save her 10 cattle from dying of thirst and hunger. But none survived. Now, at one of the last watering holes in this remote village, she fears for herself. "If this water gets finished I am going to die," said the 64-year-...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:45 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. "We came in order to show that this will no longer be a neglected crisis,"...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:35 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. One question in the aid response is the United States, which pledged no funding...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:04 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. One question in the aid response is the United States, which pledged no funding...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, health workers in full protective gear collect dead chickens killed by using carbon dioxide, after bird flu was found in some birds at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus that is now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people still remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, scientists have identified genetic changes suggesting the viruses are resistant to Tamiflu, the recommended treatment for the disease.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
March 01, 2017 - 8:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected...
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In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies, while the Somali government warns of a looming famine, compounded by the country's ongoing conflict against Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 28, 2017 - 8:20 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new president has declared a national disaster for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine. Tuesday's statement from the office of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed says he has appealed for help from the...
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