- German NGO Cap Anamur founder Rupert Neudeck dies at 77 Updated: May-31-16 10:21 am
BERLIN - Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people," has died, the organization said. He was 77.
- UN: Syria impedes humanitarian aid to besieged Updated: May-27-16 5:48 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to the more than half million people trapped in besieged areas by the country's nearly four-year-old civil war, a top United Nations Official said Friday.
- UN envoy to Syria: Peace talks not set to resume for weeks Updated: May-26-16 2:55 pm
GENEVA - The U.N. envoy for Syria plans a resumption of peace talks "as soon as feasible" between the government and opposition, but he set no new date and expects that it will "certainly not" come within the next two to three weeks, his office said Thursday.
- Pope asks followers to pray for Turkey humanitarian summit Updated: May-22-16 7:30 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has asked for prayers so that participants at a humanitarian summit in Turkey fully commit to achieve what he defines as their main aim: saving the life of every human being.
- UN chief urges Mideast states to press for Syria transition Updated: May-21-16 4:17 pm
DOHA, Qatar - The United Nations chief used a visit to Qatar on Saturday to call on Middle Eastern countries and world powers to press Syria's warring parties to turn their attention to a political transition in the war-torn nation.
- Norway doubles humanitarian aid to Afghanistan Updated: May-21-16 10:57 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Norway's foreign minister says his government has doubled humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help the war-stricken nation meet urgent needs.
- Modest goals set in bid to save Syria truce, peace talks Updated: May-17-16 11:33 am
VIENNA - Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace talks.
- The 'untouchables' of Yemen caught in crossfire of war Updated: May-17-16 10:41 am
SANAA, Yemen - They are Yemen's untouchables.
- Correction: US-Gaza Aid story Updated: May-10-16 6:12 am
JERUSALEM - In a story May 9 about a new U.S. aid program for the Gaza Strip, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Donald A. Blome, the U.S. consul general in Jerusalem.
- Kenya closing camps with hundreds of thousands of refugees Updated: May-06-16 6:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan government said Friday it will close two refugee camps, including one of the world's biggest, due to a lack of security and economic challenges as human Rights group condemned the plan.
- Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit Updated: May-05-16 2:02 pm
PARIS - The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature.