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Aid official: Afghanistan's crises get 'progressively worse'

Dec. 02, 2021 12:10 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are “progressively getting worse,” with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic hunger, a senior international aid official said Thursday. The...

UN projects soaring humanitarian needs in world in 2022

Dec. 02, 2021 00:10 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations is predicting that a record 274 million people – who together would amount to the world’s fourth most-populous country – will require emergency humanitarian aid next year in countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen which face a...

Study: Climate change not causing Madagascar drought, famine

Dec. 01, 2021 18:21 PM EST

Don’t blame climate change for the devastating Madagascar drought and famine, scientists said in a new analysis Wednesday. World Weather Attribution, which does real time studies of extreme weather throughout the world, examined the drought, which...

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban's rule amid crisis

Nov. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban prime minister defended the group’s rule in a public address Saturday, saying it was not to blame for a worsening economic crisis and is working to repair the corruption of the ousted government. He also dismissed international pressure...

UN: Lebanese children's future at stake amid economic crisis

Nov. 23, 2021 08:11 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s severe economic crisis has left some children hungry and without good medical care, and forced others to drop out of school to help their families, the United Nations said Tuesday. The U.N. children's agency report came as the Lebanese pound...

Jobs lost, middle class Afghans slide into poverty, hunger

Nov. 22, 2021 01:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Not long ago, Ferishta Salihi and her family had enough for a decent life. Her husband was working and earned a good salary. She could send several of her daughters to private schools. But now, after her husband lost his job following the...

Key aid group says Afghanistan's most pressing need is cash

Nov. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a looming humanitarian crisis as aid organizations struggle with ways to pay doctors, nurses and others on the ground because there is currently no way to transfer salaries to bank accounts there, the head of the International...

UN: Ethiopia releases 6 UN staff and all 70 plus drivers

Nov. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Thursday that six U.N. staff members detained by the Ethiopian government were released and that all of the more than 70 detained truck drivers waiting to deliver aid to war-torn Tigray have also been freed. But five...

Taliban urges U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets

Nov. 17, 2021 13:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday urged the U.S. Congress to ease sanctions and release Afghanistan's assets as the country faces economic turmoil. Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said in a statement posted online that the frozen assets are harming the...

UN: Ethiopian govt detains 1,000 under state of emergency

Nov. 16, 2021 06:21 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is citing reports that authorities in Ethiopia have detained at least 1,000 people, most of them of Tigrayan origin, under a state of emergency the government declared earlier this month after a brutal yearlong war with rival Tigray forces. ...