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Aid group facilities targeted in northeast Nigeria

Apr. 11, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked the offices of several international aid groups, setting them ablaze and renewing concerns Sunday about the safety of humanitarian workers in Nigeria's embattled northeast. There was no immediate claim of...

'Leave no Tigrayan': In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased

Apr. 07, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — The atrocities have been seared into the skin and the minds of Tigrayans, who take shelter by the thousands within sight of the homeland they fled in northern Ethiopia. They arrive in heat that soars above 38 C (100 F), carrying the pain of...

UN warns over 27 million Congolese suffer from acute hunger

Apr. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two U.N. agencies warned Tuesday that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record high representing almost one-third of the conflict-wracked African nation’s estimated population of 87 million. The Food and...

UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

Mar. 31, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Wednesday that the country faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale” and urged the U.N. Security Council to consider “potentially significant action” to reverse the Feb. 1 military coup and restore...

Donors pledge more than $6 billion to tackle Syria's crisis

Mar. 30, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, the U.S. and dozens of other nations pledged $6.4 billion in aid Tuesday to help tackle war-ravaged Syria's deepening humanitarian and economic crises and assist neighboring countries hosting refugees, coming up short of the $10 billion the U.N. had hoped...

Rebel attacks deepen humanitarian crisis in north Mozambique

Mar. 30, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After nearly a week of vicious fighting, Mozambique's rebels controlled about half of the strategic town of Palma on Tuesday, deepening the humanitarian crisis in the country's north and jeopardizing the multi-billion-dollar investment in offshore gas fields. ...

US urges UN to stop making aid to Syria a political issue

Mar. 29, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the divided U.N. Security Council on Monday to stop making humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria a political issue and open more border crossings to get food and other help to 13.4 million people in need. But Russia quickly...

Aid group reports spike in COVID-19 patients in Yemen

Mar. 25, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The international aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Thursday it is witnessing “a dramatic influx” of critically ill COVID-19 patients in war-stricken Yemen, as a second wave overwhelms the country's depleted medical facilities. The Geneva-based...

Democrat adds pressure on Biden to review Venezuela sanction

Mar. 23, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. senator urged the Biden administration Tuesday to lift a ban on diesel fuel swaps with Venezuela, adding to pressure from some Democrats and aid workers who argue sanctions are worsening the South American country's dire humanitarian crisis. The...

Rivals seeking to gain as Biden mulls approach to Syrian war

Mar. 23, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

The Biden administration is mulling over America’s role in Syria’s ongoing conflict as the U.S. tries to break away from Middle East wars, but Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat already has been busy on the ground, trying to win support for a Syria approach that could establish Russia as a...