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FILE - In this Sunday, March 21 2009 file photo, Sudanese refugees gather behind the Oxfam logo at the site of the looted compound of the expelled British aid group, Oxfam at Al Salam refugee camp, outside the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan. Oxfam, one of the world’s leading aid agencies, is to severely curtail its work around the world because of the financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including the closure of operations in 18 countries at the potential cost of over 1,000 jobs. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Shock and sadness as Oxfam plans exit from 18 countries

May. 21, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The decision by Oxfam International to close operations in 18 countries in response to the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic was met with shock and sadness Thursday across developing countries where the aid organization has often been helping the needy for decades....

Cemetery workers carry the coffin with the body of 7-year-old Lovena Luberice to the Freres Public Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Lovena Luberice was one of 13 children and two adults that died during Feb. 13 fire at a Church of Bible Understanding home in the town of Kenscoff, Haiti. Her mother was waiting for justice and compensation from the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group that ran the home before laying her to rest but could wait no longer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

6-year-old children's home fire victim buried in Haiti

May. 20, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 6-year-old victim of a fire that killed 13 children and two adults in a children's home outside the Haitian capital in February has been buried in a ceremony attended by her mother and one other mourner. Lovena Luberice died in the home run by the U.S.-based Church of Bible...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, orphans sit inside a social services bus after police removed them from a children's home run by the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU), following a fire at one of the organization's other homes in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The fire on Feb. 13 killed 13 children and two adult caretakers described  as disabled by authorities and the church's lawyer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

US church faces neglect allegations after Haiti child deaths

Apr. 26, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

KENSCOFF, Haiti (AP) — For a limestone mantel from the Waldorf Astoria, the church that owns the Olde Good Things antique stores asks for $8,500. But for the death of each child in a fire at a home it ran in Haiti, parents said the same church offered to pay just $50 to $100 in family compensation —...

Two men who were deported from the United States and who tested positive for the new coronavirus listen to recommendations given to them by doctors, from the window of the hotel that is used to quarantine them in Tabarre, Haiti, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

129 deportees arrive in Haiti amid coronavirus concerns

Apr. 23, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A plane carrying 129 migrants who were deported from the U.S. landed Thursday in Haiti amid concerns that the second such flight this month could strain the impoverished country’s limited resources as it fights the COVID-19 disease. Authorities whisked the group away in...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, orphans sit inside a social services bus after police removed them from a children's home run by the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU), following a fire at one of the organization's other homes in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The fire on Feb. 13 killed 13 children and two adult caretakers described  as disabled by authorities and the church's lawyer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

US church faces neglect allegations after Haiti child deaths

Apr. 23, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

KENSCOFF, Haiti (AP) — For a limestone mantel from the Waldorf Astoria, the church that owns the Olde Good Things antique stores asks for $8,500. But for the death of each child in a fire at a home it ran in Haiti, the same church offered to pay just $50 to $100 in family compensation — along with...

Volunteers for the Edible London food project remove the plastic packaging and check the quality of donated bananas to be put in food packs and delivered to residents who need it in the Haringey Council area, at a hub setup as a result of coronavirus inside the Alexandra Palace venue, in north London, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: China reports 30 new virus cases, no deaths

Apr. 22, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, no deaths. ...

In this March 31, 2020 photo, a Samaritan's Purse crew erects privacy tents at a 68 bed emergency field hospital specially equipped with a respiratory unit in New York's Central Park, in New York. International charity groups which usually provide support to war-torn or impoverished countries are now sending humanitarian aid to some of the wealthiest places in the United States to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Groups used to serving desperately poor nations now help US

Apr. 10, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

In Santa Barbara, forklifts chug through the warehouse of Direct Relief, hustling pallets of much-needed medical supplies into waiting FedEx trucks. Normally those gloves, masks and medicines would go to desperately poor clinics in Haiti or Sudan, but now they’re racing off to Stanford Hospital in Palo...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 8, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic: We must not only save our nation’s residents from the pandemic, we must also save our democracy from it. The...

In this April 3, 2020 photo, a woman carrying a child walks past a closed courier business featuring a U.S. flag and the Spanish phrase:

Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

Apr. 7, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras. Hernández has sold nothing since last month due to fear and social-distancing restrictions in South...

In this March 20, 2020 photo, make-up artist Nadia Muñoz applies lipstick while listening to the television news about the first person in Peru who died of Coronavirus in an upper-middle-class neighborhood of Lima, Peru.

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

Mar. 30, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from vacations or work trips to Europe and the United...