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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...

Mexico expects a 'constant and growing' flow of migrants

Apr. 08, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat said Thursday his country expects to see “constant and growing” flows of migrants in coming years and estimated the United States must spend $2 billion per year in development aid to stem the tide. Foreign Relations...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 08, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated under President Donald Trump. The State...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated by former President Donald Trump. The State...

US envoy talks migration with El Salvador, VP calls Mexico

Apr. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A U.S. envoy arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday for talks on immigration amid a surge of child migrants on the U.S. border. The U.S. delegation was led by Ricardo Zúñiga, the newly named special envoy for the Northern Triangle...

Wisconsin authorities identify remains discovered in 1978

Apr. 02, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities have identified the remains of a homicide victim discovered in 1978. The state Department of Justice announced Thursday that the remains are that of Dennis Regan McConn. He went missing from Kenosha in 1977 at age 29. ...

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...

Pleas for more aid to Syria: 'We don't have nearly enough'

Mar. 29, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — At age 19, Fatima al-Omar is at her wits' end. In the last year alone, she lost her home to fighting in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She became the sole breadwinner for her mother, three siblings and grandmother as they moved...