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Ukraine grain shipments offer hope, not fix to food crisis

Aug. 06, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A ship bringing corn to Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli normally would not cause a stir. But it's getting attention because of where it came from: Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa. The Razoni, loaded with more than 26,000 tons of corn for chicken feed, is...

UN says Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce

Aug. 02, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring parties agreed Tuesday to renew an existing truce for two more months after concerted international efforts. The already 4-month-old cease-fire has been the longest nationwide ease in fighting since the war began in the...

'The money is gone': Evacuated Ukrainians forced to return

Jul. 25, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — The missile's impact flung the young woman against the fence so hard it splintered. Her mother found her dying on the bench beneath the pear tree where she’d enjoyed the afternoon. By the time her father arrived, she was gone. Anna Protsenko was killed...

East Africa bloc says 50 million face acute food insecurity

Jul. 22, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than 50 million people across the East African region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year, a regional bloc said Friday, warning that some 300,000 in Somalia and South Sudan are projected to be under full-blown famine conditions. The...

Russia defends veto of aid to northwest Syria for one year

Jul. 21, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia defended its veto of a U.N. resolution that would have extended humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest from Turkey for a year, insisting that its demand for only a six-month extension was essential and accusing Western nations...

UN says flooding kills 12 people in Sudan’s Darfur region

Jul. 17, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Flash floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan’s western Darfur region killed at least 12 people, including children, the U.N. and an aid group said Sunday. Heavy rains started late Friday in the Kass locality in South Darfur province, according to the...

Venezuela's alarmingly low vaccine rate among worst in world

Jul. 14, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Wails pierced the walls of the walk-in clinic tucked among rundown homes in the heart of Venezuela’s capital. Artemis Parra got one vaccine in each arm, for polio and measles. The shots were free at the government site, and they filled gaps in the 1-year-old’s...

Dozens dead, injured in Haiti's capital in gang clashes

Jul. 12, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of people have died in four days of gang battles in a violent neighborhood of Haiti's capital, the latest eruption of bloodshed in a wave of increasing violence sweeping the country, local officials said Tuesday. Jean Hislain Frederick, deputy...

UN limits aid to Syrian rebels to 6 months in a Russian win

Jul. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday extending humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million people in Syria’s rebel-held northwest for just six months in a victory for Russia. The vote was 12-0 with the United States, Britain and France...

UN approves humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for 6 months in a victory for Russia

Jul. 12, 2022 09:33 AM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN approves humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for 6 months in a victory for Russia.