Humanitarian Crises

Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

Oct 16, 2017

The last two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines have been killed as troops battle the pro-Islamic State group militants to full retake Marawi city

US House speaker vows to secure money needed by Puerto Rico

Oct 13, 2017

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is vowing to help Puerto Rico secure the money it needs to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria

UN chief says donors kept famine at bay _ but aid needed

Oct 12, 2017

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the need for humanitarian aid in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria has increased

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House weighs aid package

Oct 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is lashing out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles

The Latest: House passes $36.5 billion disaster aid bill

Oct 12, 2017

The House has passed a $36.5 billion measure that would replenish government disaster aid funds and help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico keep functioning in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria

UN says election in Congo key to ending political crisis

Oct 3, 2017

A review of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo says holding a long delayed presidential election that is credible will be key to ending the political crisis that is the main driver of increasing violence and human rights abuses

Head of UN food agency says world must step up Rohingya aid

Oct 1, 2017

The head of the United Nations' food-assistance agency has urged the international community to step up its support for the relief operation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh or risk "a massive catastrophic disaster."

Hurricane Maria a reminder of 'second-class' status for some

Sep 30, 2017

For some Puerto Ricans, Hurricane Maria a reminder of 'second-class' status in America

Maria television reporting raises echoes of Katrina coverage

Sep 30, 2017

Coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is increasingly reminiscent of Katrina a dozen years ago

UN body: Int'l experts to examine rights abuses in Yemen

Sep 29, 2017

The United Nations' human rights body has approved a compromise resolution calling for a group of "eminent international and regional experts" to monitor and report on rights abuses in war-torn Yemen

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