Humanitarian assistance

The Italian NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans' Alex migrant rescue ship carrying 46 migrants rescued off Libya coasts, docks in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily island, Italy, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has barred all private rescue ships from entering Italian ports. He pointed to an offer from Malta to accept the migrants from the Italian-flagged ship. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP)
July 07, 2019 - 3:50 am
ROME (AP) — Migrants on a rescue boat that docked in the Italian island of Lampedusa against an explicit ban have disembarked after the vessel was impounded. Humanitarian group Mediterranea Saving Humans said in a tweet late on Saturday that over 40 migrants on board were "finally allowed to...
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July 02, 2019 - 3:00 pm
ROME (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday it will triple the number of people it is providing food and cash assistance to in northeastern Congo's Ituri province, which is facing inter-ethnic violence and an Ebola epidemic. WFP said a resurgence of clashes between ethnic groups has...
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President Donald Trump, joined by joined by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, right, holds up a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, that he signed during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 01, 2019 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $4.6 billion aid package on Monday to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many Democratic lawmakers were hoping for more. They wanted to provide stronger protections for how...
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June 28, 2019 - 8:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hardly anyone in Congress opposes improving the horrific conditions awaiting many migrants caught spilling across the southwest border. Yet for Democrats, distrust of President Donald Trump runs so deep that a uniformly popular humanitarian aid bill prompted the party's deepest...
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June 20, 2019 - 5:18 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. food agency says it has started a partial suspension of food aid in areas controlled by Yemen's rebels. The World Food Program says it is suspending its operations in the capital, Sanaa, affecting 850,000 people. WFP said Thursday it has taken the decision as a "last resort"...
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File - In this 2018 file photo, Scott Daniel Warren, who is charged with human smuggling walks in to U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist are deliberating whether activist Scott Warren was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants, or was he conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. The decision by jurors who got the case Friday, June 7, 2019, could have wide ranging implications for the humanitarian aid groups who say their work has been increasingly under attack since President Donald Trump took office. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:21 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist started deliberating Friday whether he was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants or was instead conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. Scott Warren, 36, the longtime...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, brief the media after a meeting at the foreign ministry's guest house Villa Borsig in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2019. Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 31, 2019 - 7:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that Washington would not stand in the way of a system that Europeans are developing to shield companies from American sanctions if they deal with Iran, so long as the focus is providing humanitarian and other permitted goods. Pompeo,...
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In this May 17, 2019, photo, North Korean farmers plant rice seedlings in a field at the Sambong Cooperative Farm, South Pyongan Province, North Korea. North Korean state media said last week that 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell in the first five months of 2019, which it said represented the lowest level since 1982. U.N. food agencies said earlier this month that about 10 million people were facing "severe food shortages" after one of the North's worst harvests in a decade. (AP Photos/APTN)
May 20, 2019 - 3:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea while it also considers sending food to the country that says it's suffering its worst drought in decades. Lee Sang-min, spokesman of Seoul's Unification...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2019 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of...
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Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself the interim-president of Venezuela, squares his suit jacket before the start of an interview, at the Popular Will party's headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 10, 2019. Guaidó wants to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro following last week's failed military uprising. In an interview with The Associated Press, he promised to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown by Maduro's government.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 10, 2019 - 5:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government is seeking to ease the country's isolation, reopening borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off sea and land access in February to block the opposition from delivering humanitarian aid. However, neighboring Colombia accused Venezuela of...
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