Humanitarian assistance

Migrants rest on a Mediterranea Saving Humans NGO boat, as they sail off Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. An Italian humanitarian group whose boat has been barred from docking in Lampedusa said the health of the 54 migrants it rescued at sea is rapidly deteriorating, prompting fears of another standoff with Italy's populist government. Mediterranea Saving Humans said Friday in a tweet that its sailing boat ALEX was off Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, and that it has been banned from entering Italian jurisdiction by ministerial decree. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
July 15, 2019 - 5:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A leading advocacy group for refugees said Monday that with half of 2019 gone, humanitarian organizations have received only 27% of the money needed to provide relief to people affected by crises worldwide this year. Norwegian Refugee Council secretary-general Jan Egeland...
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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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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., prepares to do a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Friday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee’s session comes as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to the House floor from her office on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 28, 2019 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to provide humanitarian aid to migrants spilling across the southwest border has exposed deep and bitter division among House Democrats. The bill the House passed Thursday dealt a blow to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had to accept weaker legislation than she preferred. It...
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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. On Monday, June 10, 2019, a federal judge in Tucson ordered a jury to continue deliberations in the trial against Warren after the jury told the court Monday afternoon that it couldn’t come to a consensus on the three charges against him. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 7:31 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their work. Defense attorneys argued that Scott Daniel Warren, a 36-year...
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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. On Monday, June 10, 2019, a federal judge in Tucson ordered a jury to continue deliberations in the trial against Warren after the jury told the court Monday afternoon that it couldn’t come to a consensus on the three charges against him. (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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May 30, 2019 - 7:33 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid that was earmarked for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will now be distributed in Colombia. Colombia's government said in a statement Thursday that it had reached the decision with the U.S. and representatives of Guaido because of...
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