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UN: Yemen economy is collapsing, humanitarian crisis rising

Oct. 14, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s economy is collapsing, its humanitarian crisis is worsening, and the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation is growing more violent, the U.N.’s deputy humanitarian chief said Thursday. The grim remarks by Assistant...

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

Oct. 12, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger issues warn that the situation for millions of families remains extremely fragile. ...

At Dubai’s Expo, the world’s problematic politics loom

Oct. 04, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran wants you to put politics aside and marvel over its ornate carpets. Syria wants you to forget about its brutal war and learn about the world’s first alphabet. Yemen, on the brink of famine, is very excited about its honey and coffee. ...

UN says Ethiopia has no legal right to expel 7 UN officials

Oct. 01, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief informed Ethiopia on Friday that it has no legal right to expel seven U.N. officials and warned that severe restrictions on desperately needed aid to the conflict-wracked Tigray region have created a humanitarian and human rights crisis that is...

Ethiopia expels UN officials amid Tigray blockade pressure

Sep. 30, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia said Thursday it is kicking out seven United Nations officials whom it accused of “meddling" in the country's internal affairs, as pressure grows on the government over its deadly blockade of the Tigray region. The expulsions are the...

The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience'

Sep. 29, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. has called a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel. ...

Yemen uses UN speech to call for more COVID-19 vaccines

Sep. 27, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

The top diplomat of Yemen's internationally recognized government said Monday his conflict-torn country needs millions more coronavirus vaccines to ensure some of the world's poorest are not left behind. In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Ahmed Awad Bin...

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...

Child hunger expected to rise in South Dakota this year

Sep. 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization projects more children will go hungry in South Dakota this year and won't know where their next meal is coming from. Feeding America says the child food in security rate for 2021 in...

'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray

Sep. 20, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved...