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Sudan's warring parties arrive in Geneva for UN-hosted talks on possible local cease-fires

Jul. 11, 2024 22:11 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Sudan’s warring parties have arrived in Geneva at the invitation of the United Nations to discuss the protection of civilians through possible local cease-fires, U.N. officials said Thursday. But one side did not show up for the talks on the first day. Senior...

Head of UN migration agency says it reaps funds, but worries about politics loom over aid groups

Jul. 11, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. migration agency said Thursday it has taken in hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding and diversified its donor base — an announcement that comes as aid groups have struggled to get needed money. Results of elections worldwide, however,...

Sudanese Olympic backstroker Ziyad Saleem of Cal looks to leave his mark on Paris Games

Jul. 07, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As a boy in Milwaukee, Ziyad Saleem would walk through the house pretending to swim backstroke — arm circling backward along the right ear and over his shoulder, then the other arm doing the same on the left side. Some days he would also propel both arms...

Looting and fighting reported in a central Sudan city as paramilitary group attacks military troops

Jun. 30, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fighters from Sudan’s notorious paramilitary group looted homes and shops and took over the main hospital in a central city, forcing tens of thousands to flee, residents said Sunday, as a new front opened in a a 14-month war that has pushed the African country to the brink of...

Experts warn that 755,000 people at risk of famine in the coming months in war-torn Sudan

Jun. 27, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — International experts portrayed a grim picture for war-torn Sudan in a report Thursday warning that 755,000 people are facing famine in the coming months, amid relentless clashes between rival generals. The fighting has created a hunger catastrophe at a scale not seen...

Independent UN experts accuse Sudan’s warring parties of using starvation as weapon

Jun. 27, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Human rights experts working for the United Nations on Wednesday accused Sudan’s warring parties of using starvation as a war weapon, amid mounting warnings about imminent famine in the African nation. Sudan plunged into chaos in April last year when simmering...

Darfur sees an increase in much needed food aid, but it’s still not enough to avert famine, UN says

Jun. 20, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Families in Sudan’s embattled western Darfur region have finally received an emergency increase in food aid that is much needed to help avert looming famine, the U.N. food agency said Thursday. The World Food Program said in an update that five convoys carrying 5,000...

Thousands of refugees in Indonesia have spent years awaiting resettlement. Their future is unclear

Jun. 20, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

TANJUNGPINANG, Indonesia (AP) — Morwan Mohammad walks down an old hotel corridor on Batam Island in northwestern Indonesia before entering a 6-square-meter (64-square-foot) room that has been home to him and his growing family for the past eight years. Mohammad, who fled war in...

Some life-saving food assistance entered South Darfur, UN says, but aid groups say more is needed

Jun. 19, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — South Darfur saw a slight increase in critical aid when the U.N.'s World Food Program delivered life-saving food and nutrition to some families across the violence-riddled western Sudanese state, the organization said. But more assistance is needed, humanitarian organizations say. ...

Sudan accuses UAE of fueling war with weapons to paramilitary rivals. UAE calls claim `ludicrous'

Jun. 18, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Sudanese government accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of fueling the 14-month war in the African country by providing weapons to a rival paramilitary force. The UAE dismissed the allegation as “ludicrous,” calling “a shameful abuse by one of the warring...