Humanitarian crises

February 15, 2019 - 1:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. envoy for Syria said Friday that the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria is "a potential door-opener for the political process" and he hopes to see it meet in Geneva "as soon as possible." But Geir Pedersen stressed that the...
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February 15, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have delivered badly-needed humanitarian assistance to more than 40,000 displaced people in a tent settlement near the Jordanian border, the U.N. said Friday, as Russia offered to help relocate those willing to move to government-held areas in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. An independent U.N. human rights expert says authorities in Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges over the killing of Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
February 13, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting congressional authority over war-making powers, the House passed a resolution Wednesday that would force the administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of President Donald Trump's alliance with the Saudi-led coalition behind the...
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February 13, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House resolution limiting U.S. involvement in Yemen (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The House has approved a resolution that would force the Trump administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in the war in Yemen, a rebuke of the president's alliance with...
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Venezuelan volunteers place a bag of USAID humanitarian aid for storage at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge, near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 08, 2019 - 5:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela's interim president last month, vowing to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power and end the once-wealthy nation's deepening political and humanitarian crisis. Millions of Venezuelans have migrated, and those...
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Two semi-trailer trucks containing humanitarian aid from the U.S for Venezuela are escorted by Colombian police in Los Patios, near Cucuta, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, about 18 miles from the Colombian-Venezuelan border. Venezuela’s opposition leaders requested the shipments and vowed to bring them inside the troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 07, 2019 - 8:34 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Two semi-trailers loaded with boxed...
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrives for the the inaugural meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
February 07, 2019 - 4:23 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes "humanitarian aid should never be used as a political pawn." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that humanitarian...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, diabetes patient Aminta Villamizar lies on her bed next to a statue of Dr. Jose Greogrio Hernandez, a 19th century Venezuelan doctor who treated the poor and is revered throughout the country as a saint, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I was a person who worked my entire life, but this sickness destroyed me,” she said, complaining of joint pain and blurry vision. “If we don’t receive help, we’ll have to resign ourselves to God’s will.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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In this Feb. 4, 2019 photo, Anahis Alvarado, 32, poses for a portrait during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarado’s battle with a failing kidney has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis. Over the past few years, she’s watched as five fellow patients in her thrice a week dialysis group have died due to inadequate care. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
February 06, 2019 - 7:01 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can't come soon enough. She's watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over...
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Prisoners call out to protesters and family members gathers outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison where prisoners have been without heat, hot water, electricity and proper sanitation due to an electrical failure since earlier in the week, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 04, 2019 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The Federal Defenders of...
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