Latest Foreign aid News

After embrace at NATO summit, Zelenskyy takes his case for US military aid to governors

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Away from Washington, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to broaden support for U.S. military aid by telling state governors Friday that the world’s leaders should see for themselves the carnage wrought since Russia invaded his country more than two years ago....

Head of US aid agency says Israel has pledged to improve safety for humanitarian workers in Gaza

Jul. 11, 2024 22:30 PM EDT

ASHDOD, Israel (AP) — The head of the U.S. agency overseeing American humanitarian assistance worldwide on Thursday said she has received Israeli pledges to allow aid workers to move more quickly and safely throughout the war-battered Gaza Strip. In an interview with The Associated...

Pakistan will consider expelling hundreds of thousands more Afghans in a continued clampdown

Jul. 11, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will consider a plan to expel hundreds of thousands more Afghans who have been living in the country for years, the foreign ministry said Thursday, the latest in a monthslong government clampdown on undocumented migrants. The plan is still in the works,...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target a US-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden

Jul. 10, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted United States-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, officials said, the latest assault by the group on the crucial maritime trade route. The captain of the ship reported an explosion in close...

US-built pier will be put back in Gaza for several days to move aid, then permanently removed

Jul. 09, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pier built by the U.S. military to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza will be reinstalled Wednesday to be used for several days, but then the plan is to pull it out permanently, several U.S. officials said. It would deal the final blow to a project long plagued by bad weather,...

Yemen's Houthi rebels could free a rival political leader held incommunicado since 2015, UN says

Jul. 08, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels could free a political leader with ties to the internationally recognized government who has been detained for nearly a decade, under a preliminary prisoner swap deal announced by the United Nations on Monday. Mohamed Qahtan is the...

Gaza soccer stadium is now a shelter for thousands of displaced Palestinians

Jul. 06, 2024 05:37 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of displaced Palestinians in northern Gaza have sought refuge in one of the territory’s largest soccer arenas, where families now scrape by with little food or water as they try to keep one step ahead of Israel's latest offensive. Their...

Life and death in Gaza's 'safe zone' where food is scarce and Israel strikes without warning

Jul. 03, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike slammed into a residential building next to the main medical center in Gaza’s southern city of Khan Younis, wounding at least seven people, hospital authorities and witnesses said Wednesday. Nasser Hospital sits in the western...

Defense Secretary Austin says the US will provide $2.3 billion more in military aid to Ukraine

Jul. 02, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that the U.S. will soon announce an additional $2.3 billion in security assistance for Ukraine, to include anti-tank weapons, interceptors and munitions for Patriot and other air defense systems. Austin's remarks came...

2 aid workers killed in the latest violent attack in eastern Congo’s conflict

Jul. 02, 2024 08:46 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Two staff members of the foreign aid group Tearfund were killed when their convoy was attacked in eastern Congo, the organization said, the latest in a series of attacks targeting aid groups and residents in the region. The aid workers were killed on Sunday after...