Latest Humanitarian assistance News

UN food agency accuses Yemen's Houthis of diverting food aid

Jun. 17, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency accused Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday of diverting food from the war-torn country's hungriest people and threatened to suspend food aid later this week unless they immediately implement registration and monitoring agreements. David Beasley, executive...

Correction: Border Activist-Trial story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 19 about the trial of a border activist, The Associated Press, relying on government court records, erroneously reported that the two migrant men aided by a member of a humanitarian aid group being tried on criminal charges were Mexican. They were from El Salvador and...

US hospital ship begins 5-month mission in the Americas

Jun. 13, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins on Friday a five-month medical assistance mission in 11 countries of the Americas affected by Venezuela's humanitarian crisis. Capt. B.J. Diebold, the mission commander, said the goal of the $34 million operation will be "addressing all our...

Aid groups: Migrant humanitarian crisis looming in Bosnia

Jun. 13, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Aid groups are warning of a developing humanitarian crisis in Bosnia as more migrants make their way to one of Europe's poorest and most volatile countries, where the needs of the existing population already strain a thin social safety net. The Bosnian Red Cross has...

Jury can't decide on charges against Arizona border activist

Jun. 11, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their work. Defense attorneys argued that Scott Daniel Warren, a 36-year-old...

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas

Jun. 11, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country's northwest Tuesday and the World Food Program said weekslong violence has hampered some of its activities in the area. WFP said in a statement that due to the latest wave of violence that broke out on April 30, the U.N....

New Zealand military to buy 5 Lockheed Super Hercules planes

Jun. 10, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's military announced Tuesday it will buy five new Super Hercules planes to replace its 50-year-old fleet of Hercules. Defense Minister Ron Mark said the estimated cost of the Lockheed Martin aircraft was more than 1 billion New Zealand dollars ($661 million),...

Libyan coast guard intercepts 22 Europe-bound migrants

Jun. 8, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted some two dozen Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Saturday that a wooden boat carrying at least 22 African migrants, all of them men, was intercepted Friday north of the Bouri offshore...

Decision in Arizona border activist's trial now with jury

Jun. 7, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist started deliberating Friday whether he was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants or was instead conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. Scott Warren, 36, the longtime border...

The Latest: Jury wraps deliberations for day in border trial

Jun. 7, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments at the trial of an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Jurors have wrapped up deliberations for the day in the trial of a border activist in Arizona accused of harboring...