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A truce in Congo ends in a week. Aid groups say it could be a lost opportunity to help civilians

Jul. 12, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A two-week truce in eastern Congo has heavily reduced fighting, but with a week left aid workers and local civil society groups say not much help has reached millions of people who are trapped in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. The two-week...

Sudan's notorious paramilitary group loots a main Darfur hospital, aid group says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The notorious Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group, fighting Sudan’s military for over a year, fired shots and looted a main hospital in the western region of Darfur, forcing its closure, an international aid group said. The RSF attacked the South Hospital in...

11 bodies of migrants who were trying to reach Italy recovered off Libya

Jun. 08, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An aid group said Saturday it recovered the bodies of 11 migrants off the Libyan coast and transferred them to an Italian coast guard ship off Lampedusa island, where thousands are trying to reach from North Africa. The aid group, Doctors Without Borders, said its Geo...

Extreme weather. A lack of lifesaving vaccines. Africa's cholera crisis is worse than ever

May. 24, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

LILANDA, Zambia (AP) — Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera. ...

Haiti health system nears collapse as medicine dwindles, gangs attack hospitals and ports stay shut

Apr. 23, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — On a recent morning at a hospital in the heart of gang territory in Haiti’s capital, a woman began convulsing before her body went limp as a doctor and two nurses raced to save her. They stuck electrodes to her chest and flipped on an oxygen machine...

Italian court drops charges against migrant rescue ship crews and ends long-running legal battle

Apr. 19, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court on Friday dismissed a long-running case against rescue ship crews of three humanitarian organizations, dropping charges accusing them of collaborating with smugglers as they helped rescue thousands of migrants at sea. The judges in the Sicilian city of...