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UN: In war, 16 million Yemenis 'marching' toward starvation

Sep. 23, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that 16 million people in Yemen “are marching towards starvation” and says food rations for millions in the war-torn nation will be cut in October unless new funding arrives. David Beasley said...

UN report: Afghanistan teeters on brink of universal poverty

Sep. 10, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of “universal poverty” that could become a reality in the middle of next year unless urgent efforts are made to bolster local communities and their economies, the United Nations development agency said in a report launched...

The Latest: UN: Afghanistan on brink of “universal poverty”

Sep. 09, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations development agency says Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of “universal poverty” which could become a reality in the middle of next year unless urgent efforts are made to bolster local communities and their economies. It said...

Taliban suppress more dissent as economic challenges loom

Aug. 19, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban violently dispersed scattered protests for a second day Thursday amid warnings that Afghanistan's already weakened economy could crumble further without the massive international aid that sustained the toppled Western-backed government. ...

The Latest: Australia flies out 26 from Kabul, plans more

Aug. 17, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — CANBERRA, Australia — Australia had evacuated the first 26 people, including Australian and Afghan citizens, from Kabul since the Taliban overran the Afghan capital, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. An Air Force...

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them

Aug. 17, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has no immediate plans to recognize the Taliban after their sweeping victory in Afghanistan but will talk with the militants to ensure that European citizens and Afghans who have worked with the EU can leave safely, the bloc’s top diplomat said Tuesday....

Leaders, activists alarmed, not surprised by climate report

Aug. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

A U.N.-appointed panel of experts said Monday that the Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past the most ambitious threshold set in the Paris accord. That increases the risk of extreme weather and long-term climate-related disasters. ...

UN: world hunger was dramatically worse in pandemic year

Jul. 12, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The United Nations on Monday lamented a “dramatic worsening” of world hunger last year, saying much of that is likely connected to the pandemic, and it urged billions of dollars to save millions of people from starving. A report issued jointly by five...

UN approves extension of aid from Turkey to rebel-held Syria

Jul. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the delivery of humanitarian aid from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months with another six months virtually guaranteed after a U.S.-Russia deal, an agreement the U.N. said will provide...

Oxfam: 11 people die of hunger each minute around the globe

Jul. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The anti-poverty organization Oxfam says 11 people die of hunger each minute and that the number facing famine-like conditions around the globe has increased six times over the last year. In a report titled “The Hunger Virus Multiplies," Oxfam said...