- World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan Updated: Jul-31-15 1:02 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.
- UN still waiting for $274 million Saudis pledged for Yemen Updated: Jul-30-15 6:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The $274 million that Saudi Arabia promised months ago to fund a U.N. emergency aid appeal for Yemen hasn't arrived because the kingdom and the world body are still discussing the terms of the funding, while aid groups begin to warn that people trapped by the conflict are on the brink of starvation.
- Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes Updated: Jul-30-15 5:09 am
MAFRAQ, Jordan - Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.
- Ukraine's richest man warns of aid blockade in the east Updated: Jul-27-15 4:19 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The biggest supplier of aid to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine says its mission could fold in two days' time if rebels continue to block its convoys.
- UN warns lack of aid may drive Iraqis to extremist group Updated: Jul-22-15 5:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Iraq warned Wednesday that a lack of funds for desperately needed humanitarian aid has already cut food rations and may be forcing Iraqi communities and families to look to the Islamic State extremist group for life-saving assistance.
- Editorials from around Ohio Updated: Jul-06-15 10:01 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
- Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.