Humanitarian assistance

Head of delegation for rebel forces known as Houthis, Mohammed Amdusalem, right, and Yemen Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yaman, left, shake hands together with UN Secretary Geleral Antonio Guterres, during the Yemen peace talks closing press conference at the Johannesberg castle in Rimbo north of Stockholm, Sweden, Thurday Dec. 13, 2018. The United Nations secretary general on Thursday announced that Yemen's warring sides have agreed after week-long peace talks in Sweden to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida. (Pontus Lundahl/TT News agency via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 12:43 pm
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed Thursday to an immediate cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida, where fighting has disrupted vital aid deliveries and left the country on the brink of starvation in the 4-year-old civil war. The agreement includes a withdrawal of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Saudi-led coalition backed forces patrol Mocha, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed to Sweden for another round of peace talks to stop the three-year-old war, but with few incentives to compromise, expectations are low for little more than improving a faltering de-escalation.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
December 05, 2018 - 6:01 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don't...
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Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, speaks during a press conference about the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" and "World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018" flagship reports, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 2:27 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian aid chief says he doesn't expect an "easy or rapid process" in peace talks aimed at ending Yemen's devastating civil war, which are set to begin later this week. Mark Lowcock, head of the world body's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, spoke to...
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A migrant, part of the migrant caravan, try to cross a flooded area after bathing at a sports complex where more than 5,000 Central American migrants are sheltering in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. As Mexico wrestles with what to do with the thousands of people camped out in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government signaled that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States, a key demand of U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
November 29, 2018 - 3:03 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Aid workers and humanitarian organizations expressed concerns Thursday about the unsanitary conditions at the sports complex in Tijuana where more than 6,000 Central American migrants are packed into a space adequate for half that many people and where lice infestations and...
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A man talks on his mobile phone as he looks across the border structure, in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
November 24, 2018 - 6:01 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday he was asking the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants, most of whom were camped out inside a sports complex. The comments by Mayor Juan...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018 file image made from video, a severely malnourished seven-year-old Amal Hussein — whose name means "hope" in Arabic, is weighed at the Aslam Health Center in Hajjah, Yemen. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Geert Cappelaere called the situation a "living hell" for all Yemeni children, noting the death of Amal a child whose emaciated body gained attention on the front page of the New York Times last week. In a speech delivered in Amman Cappelaere said, "There is not one Amal — there are many thousands of Amals." (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)
November 04, 2018 - 10:53 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting has escalated around Yemen's key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday. Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city,...
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Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan bathe using water from a fire hydrant at the main plaza in Tapachula, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. were deciding Monday whether to rest in this southern Mexico town or resume their arduous walk through Mexico as President Donald Trump rained more threats on their governments. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 22, 2018 - 6:39 pm
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The first waves of Central Americans in a huge migrant caravan have begun arriving in the southern Mexico town of Huixtla after an exhausting eight-hour walk. The...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a Turkey-Africa business forum in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
October 12, 2018 - 10:10 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region. WFP Executive Director David...
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Indonesian military and police personnel carry relief aid from a Japan Air Force cargo plane at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the city on Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and mud slides that killed a large number of people and displaced tens of thousands others. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 06, 2018 - 5:12 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated areas into mass graves. Indonesia's disaster agency said the death toll...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 2:59 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Syria's U.N. ambassador says the government is committed to regain Syrian territory and "liberate it from terrorism and foreign occupation," adding that there is no de-escalation zone in rebel-held Idlib because "...
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