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Afghanistan earthquake victims face struggles getting aid

Jun. 24, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

Getting donations to Afghanistan earthquake victims will be far more difficult compared with other disasters due to sanctions against the country’s Taliban government and its troubled relationship with Western nations, experts say. International groups that maintained operations in...

UN chief warns of 'catastrophe' from global food shortage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations warned Friday that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the...

UN officials: Afghan quake adds to emergencies in country

Jun. 23, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The devastating earthquake this week in Afghanistan is one more emergency facing the country, which is also confronting its worst drought in 30 years and massive poverty. Afghanistan also has the highest number of people in the world facing the risk of famine and there are...

Starving California pelicans released after rehabilitation

Jun. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A dozen of the hundreds of brown pelicans found starving on the Southern California coast were released Friday after rehabilitation at a wildlife center. The pelicans were returned to the wild at Corona del Mar State Beach after treatment at the...

More MN households qualify for federal food assistance

Jun. 16, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More households in Minnesota are qualifying for a federal program that provides assistance with food. And, it comes at a time when inflation has caused grocery prices to rise. The Minnesota Legislature, during its last session, increased the...

Ukraine: Russia said to be using more deadly weapons in war

Jun. 11, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and British officials warned Saturday that Russian forces are relying on weapons able to cause mass casualties as they try to make headway in capturing eastern Ukraine and fierce, prolonged fighting depletes resources on both sides. Russian bombers...

'Only God can help': Hundreds die as Somalia faces famine

Jun. 08, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — No mother should have to lose her child. Owliyo Hassan Salaad has watched four die this year. A drought in the Horn of Africa has taken them, one by one. Now she cradles her frail and squalling 3-year-old, Ali Osman, whom she carried on a 90-kilometer...

Next UN assembly president warns world in dangerous crisis

Jun. 07, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hungarian Ambassador Csaba Korosi was elected Tuesday as the next president of the U.N. General Assembly, and he warned immediately that the world is in the throes of a dangerous crisis and the credibility of the United Nations is at stake. Korosi, who takes...

UN says despite 2-month truce in Yemen, 19 civilians killed

Jun. 03, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — At least 19 civilians, including three children, have been killed in Yemen over the past two months, despite a nationwide cease-fire, a U.N. official said Friday. The truce was the first tangible ebb in fighting in the past six years of the conflict in the Arab...

UN says Yemen’s warring parties agree to renew truce

Jun. 02, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to renew a nationwide truce for another two months. The development offered a glimmer of hope for the country, plagued by eight years of civil war — though significant obstacles remain to lasting peace. ...