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

Jan. 16, 2022 19:03 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...

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

Dec. 20, 2021 08:06 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...

A look at the billions of dollars in foreign aid to Gaza

Dec. 20, 2021 07:49 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The international community has sent billions of dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip in recent years to provide relief to the more than 2 million Palestinians living in the isolated, Hamas-ruled territory. The aid is intended to ease the burden on...

Afghanistan's health care system on the brink of collapse

Dec. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The diesel fuel needed to produce oxygen for coronavirus patients has run out. So have supplies of dozens of essential drugs. The staff, unpaid for months, still shows up for work, but they are struggling to make ends meet at home. This is the plight at...