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International aid reaches Tonga with clean water, supplies

Jan. 23, 2022 04:45 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Aid flights from Australia, Japan and New Zealand carrying food, water, medical supplies and telecommunications equipment landed in Tonga over the weekend, as the Pacific nation grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami. ...

Nigeria extremists still ‘very dangerous,’ says UN official

Jan. 21, 2022 08:46 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Islamic extremist insurgency in northeast Nigeria is a “very, very dangerous (and) very threatening” crisis that needs more than $1 billion in aid in 2022 to assist those hit by the decade-long conflict, United Nations humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said. ...

UN: Afghan quake death toll reaches 26, including children

Jan. 18, 2022 14:03 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flattened by the temblors. At least four people were injured and the dead included women...

Group: Tax rich to fund vaccines for poor hit by pandemic

Jan. 16, 2022 19:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Anti-poverty organization Oxfam called Monday for governments to impose a one-time 99% tax on the world's billionaires and use the money to fund expanded production of vaccines for the poor — part of an effort to combat global inequality widened by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

WFP director for Afghanistan warns of "tsunami of hunger'

Jan. 13, 2022 09:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a “tsunami of hunger” because of a shortage of funds that's needed to keep the supply of food intact as country teeters on the edge of economic run with more than half of the population struggling to eat this winter, a senior official with the United...

US announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows

Jan. 11, 2022 12:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months ago. White House national security...

Israel donates $500K to Afghans who fled to Tajikistan

Jan. 11, 2022 10:00 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has donated $500,000 to the United Nations for food, medical aid and other assistance for Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Alon Ushpiz, director general of the ministry, said Israel is proud to be part of the international...

India sends medicines to Afghanistan, wheat to follow

Jan. 07, 2022 08:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India delivered two tons of medicines to Afghanistan on Friday, although it has not officially recognized its Taliban government. The medicine was given to Kabul’s Indira Gandhi Hospital, which was set up with Indian assistance in 2004, Indian External Affairs...

US Treasury creates pathway to send aid to Afghanistan

Dec. 22, 2021 12:45 PM EST

The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced it was issuing special licenses to ensure that some international aid could flow to Afghanistan, where the economy collapsed following the Taliban takeover in August. The licenses will enable the U.S. government, international...

Defiant in war and isolation, Hamas plays long game in Gaza

Dec. 20, 2021 08:09 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each month, hundreds of trucks heavy with fuel, cement and other goods cross a plowed no man’s land between Egypt and the Gaza Strip — and Hamas becomes stronger. Hamas collects tens of millions of dollars a month in taxes and customs at the crossing in...