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Agencies aim to work better together to help rural children

Nov. 26, 2019 10:21 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Cocke County, Tennessee, Kathy Holt is meeting with parents, day care providers and others to spread the word about what children need to know to be ready for kindergarten. The former educator is among a group of leaders in three Appalachian communities chosen to try a new...

UK praised for bringing back some British orphans from Syria

Nov. 22, 2019 6:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s decision to allow some British orphans from Syria to come back home has drawn praise from an international charity. Save the Children UK said Friday the government’s decision is a “triumph of compassion” that would allow the children to lead full lives....

'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaotic

Oct. 21, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The crowd hurled potatoes that thudded on the sides of the hulking U.S. armored vehicles. "What happened to Americans?" one man shouted in English up at the sole U.S. soldier visible on the back of a vehicle. The soldier stared silently straight ahead, away from the show of fury. It was yet...

The Latest: 70,000 children displaced by NE Syrian violence

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:00 p.m. An international aid group says about 70,000 children have been displaced since the start of the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria. The United Nations has said more than 176,000 people have been uprooted....

Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

Oct. 17, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are...

Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

Oct. 17, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are...

Save the Children warns of cholera spike in Yemen's north

Oct. 9, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A children's advocacy group is warning of a spike in cholera cases in northern Yemen affecting hundreds of thousands of children and their families as a result of an increase in fuel shortages. Save the Children said Wednesday that fuel shortages have resulted in a jump in food prices and, as...