Latest Foreign aid News

Israel's pledge to guard an aid route into Gaza falls flat as lawlessness blocks distribution

Jun. 20, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Sunday that it was establishing a new safe corridor to deliver aid into southern Gaza. But days later, this self-declared “tactical pause” has brought little relief to desperate Palestinians. The United Nations and international aid...

The Latest | US-built pier in Gaza unloads aid again after weather setback, official says

Jun. 20, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

The U.S.-built pier in Gaza was unloading humanitarian aid again Thursday after being removed for a second time last week because of rough seas, the U.S. military said. The floating pier was anchored back on Gaza’s shoreline Wednesday after facing a number of setbacks. Aid groups...

Darfur sees an increase in much needed food aid, but it’s still not enough to avert famine, UN says

Jun. 20, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Families in Sudan’s embattled western Darfur region have finally received an emergency increase in food aid that is much needed to help avert looming famine, the U.N. food agency said Thursday. The World Food Program said in an update that five convoys carrying 5,000...

Some life-saving food assistance entered South Darfur, UN says, but aid groups say more is needed

Jun. 19, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — South Darfur saw a slight increase in critical aid when the U.N.'s World Food Program delivered life-saving food and nutrition to some families across the violence-riddled western Sudanese state, the organization said. But more assistance is needed, humanitarian organizations say. ...

Israel's army says it will pause daytime fighting along a route in southern Gaza to help flow of aid

Jun. 16, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military announced on Sunday that it would pause fighting during daytime hours along a route in southern Gaza to free up a backlog of humanitarian aid deliveries for desperate Palestinians enduring a humanitarian crisis sparked by the war, now in its ninth month. ...

Israeli military announces “tactical pause” in southern Gaza to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid

Jun. 16, 2024 00:03 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military announces “tactical pause” in southern Gaza to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid.

US-built pier in Gaza is facing its latest challenge — whether the UN will keep delivering the aid

Jun. 14, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet — its humanitarian partner is deciding if it can safely and ethically keep delivering supplies arriving by the U.S. sea route to starving Palestinians. The United Nations,...

Leaders of UN and aid groups urge immediate release of 17 staffers being held by Yemen's rebels

Jun. 13, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of six U.N. agencies and three international humanitarian organizations issued a joint appeal Thursday to Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the immediate release of 17 members of their staff who were recently detained along with many others also being held by the...

UN adopts a resolution demanding that Sudan's paramilitary force halt its siege of a Darfur city

Jun. 13, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary force immediately halt its siege of the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control and where more than a million people are reportedly trapped. ...

Republican candidates for Utah's open US House seat split on aid for Ukraine

Jun. 13, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All five Republicans battling for Utah's only open U.S. House seat agreed in a debate Wednesday that they see an urgent need to reduce federal spending, but only some said cutting military aid to Ukraine would be an effective way to achieve that goal. The...