Foreign aid

This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows civilians gathering near a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent in Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 7:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A second convoy with desperately needed aid for the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus was postponed on Thursday because of the violence and a rapidly evolving situation on the ground as Syrian government forces effectively split the eastern Ghouta enclave into two parts...
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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 8:54 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:50 a.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging all parties in Syria to implement a cease-fire demanded by the Security Council on Feb. 24. The U.N. chief also is very concerned over attacks throughout the besieged...
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Map of eastern Ghouta, Syria.; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;
March 05, 2018 - 6:39 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross says the delivery of assistance to Damascus' opposition-held suburb of eastern Ghouta is a "first positive step" but that more needs to be done. Ingy Sedky...
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March 04, 2018 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Annie Lennox says she plans to remain a global ambassador for Oxfam despite allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity's employees during a relief operation in Haiti. The former Eurythmics singer told the Sunday Times magazine she was not going to "walk away" from the...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, front row second left, and Chad's President Idriss Deby, front row center, stand with EU and Sahel leaders during a group photo at an EU-Sahel meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from Africa's Sahel in a show of support for the impoverished region fallen prey to extremists and a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 7:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa's Sahel region, much of it to fund a new counterterror force. The 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger needs around 400...
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In this image taken from video, Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, gives evidence before the Commons Development Committee at Portcullis House, London, Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018. British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. (PA via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 9:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Oxfam's leadership apologized Tuesday for downplaying the significance of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti and sought to stem the tide of cancelled donations. Addressing British lawmakers, Oxfam Great Britain CEO Mark Goldring apologized early and often for a lack of transparency...
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FILE: _ This is a May 21, 2015 file photo of an Oxfam store in London. Oxfam’s deputy chief executive on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 resigned amid the scandal involving sex abuse in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence says she’s ashamed of what happened on her watch. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt is demanding that Oxfam show moral accountability and provide full disclosure about the case. She has threatened to pull public funding unless the charity reveals everything it knows about allegations. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 19, 2018 - 6:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry. The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on...
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Syrian refugees register their names at the Azraq refugee camp job centre for employment on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Amman, Jordan. Jordan has promised to provide thousands of work permits for Syrian refugees in exchange for development assistance funds and reduced tariff barriers on Jordanian exports to Europe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve the lives of the displaced in regional host countries and discourage them from migrating onward. Dozens of refugees crowded...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, actress Minnie Driver poses at "The Annual OXFAM Party" in Los Angeles, USA. Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, saying she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, FILE)
February 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday suspended new funding to aid agency Oxfam, which had some staff accused of sexually exploiting people in crisis zones. The group's chief called the allegations "a stain" that shames the organization. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt...
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Police officers pat down former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom before escorting him into a courthouse in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, has been detained in a corruption case according to special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
February 13, 2018 - 8:38 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they have detained ex-President Alvaro Colom and nearly his entire former Cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a Guatemala corruption case involving a bus concession. Colom, who governed in 2008-2012, is the latest in a...
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