Latest Foreign aid News

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...

Yemen's Houthi claim to break up US-Israel spy network, days after arresting UN staffers

Jun. 10, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Monday they had arrested members of an “American-Israeli spy network” days after detaining at least 11 U.N. staffers along with others from aid organizations. Maj. Gen. Abdulhakim al-Khayewani, head of the Houthis’ intelligence...

US will store aid on secure beach in Gaza as UN pauses distribution from pier

Jun. 10, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday that it plans to stockpile aid shipments on a secure beach in Gaza during a U.N. pause on distributing food from the American-built pier after one of the deadliest days of the Israel-Hamas war. The U.N. World Food Program, which works...

About 90 countries to take part in the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit. Russia won't attend

Jun. 10, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend, Switzerland’s president said Monday. However, Russia won't be there. Moscow has not been invited but says it...

UN food agency pauses its aid work at US pier in Gaza over security concerns, in latest setback

Jun. 09, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the U.N. World Food Program said Sunday the program has “paused” its distribution of humanitarian aid from an American-built pier off Gaza, saying she was “concerned about the safety of our people" after what had been one of the deadliest days of the war...

Pope Francis appeals for urgent humanitarian aid for Gaza and backs cease-fire proposals

Jun. 09, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for humanitarian aid to urgently reach Palestinians in Gaza and for Israel and Hamas to immediately accept proposals for a cease-fire and release of hostages. During his Sunday noon blessing, Francis also thanked Jordan, which this...

Aid is delivered to Gaza from newly repaired US-built pier, US military says

Jun. 08, 2024 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first aid from an American-built pier arrived in Gaza on Saturday since storm damage required repairs to the project, the U.S. military said, relaunching an effort to bring supplies to Palestinians by sea that had been plagued with problems. The pier...