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Rights group: Rebel land mines in Yemen hinder aid efforts

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the widespread use of land mines by Yemen's Houthi rebels not only kill civilians but block aid to the most needy, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. Human Rights Watch says in a new report Monday that at least 140 people, including children, have been...

Nicaraguans use Good Friday processions to protest

Apr. 20, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Good Friday religious processions in Nicaragua's capital took on a political tone as people seized a rare opportunity to renew protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. As hundreds of faithful walked in a traditional Stations of the Cross procession to the city's...

Serbia seeks greater Russian role in talks with Kosovo

Apr. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Wednesday sought to secure a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian counterpart,...

Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

Apr. 17, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An international charity says President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen "will only mean more suffering and death." The Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday that if Trump "was truly concerned...

First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

Apr. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to...

Mia Farrow pursues anti-hunger work in South Sudan visit

Apr. 15, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Mia Farrow will never forget the day she watched a baby die in her mother's arms. "It was a little girl staring at her mother and finally she just stopped breathing. I just moved away and listened to the mother's cry," the actress and human rights activist told The Associated Press...

Recovery falters in Indonesian city broken by quake disaster

Apr. 14, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Six months after Palu was ripped apart by an earthquake, tsunami and liquefying soil that sucked neighborhoods into the earth and killed thousands, a second crisis is looming as recovery efforts stumble and a city that feels ignored begs for humanitarian assistance. Thousands of...

Ivanka Trump promotes women's empowerment in Ethiopia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It...

IMF, WB ready to respond to Venezuelan humanitarian crisis

Apr. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank said Thursday they are ready to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela if their participation is requested. The country is suffering hyperinflation and the economy is rapidly shrinking, causing enormous hardships. Output by the...

Red Cross regains entry to Venezuela jails, military prisons

Apr. 10, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has regained access to prisons in Venezuela, including highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered political prisoners are being held, as President Nicolas Maduro seeks to counter mounting criticism of his...