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Stories with subject: Humanitarian crises
  • new storyHungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:49 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into the main Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds shoved their way onto a waiting train. But when it tried to drop them off at a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers, a bitter showdown began.

  • Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 1:36 pm

    BEIRUT - A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.

  • Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:44 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.

  • Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.

  • UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.

  • UN says Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:37 pm

    CAIRO - The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.

  • Juanes headlines UN Humanitarian Day event with new song 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 8:25 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Musicians Juanes, Cody Simpson and Inna Modja are headlining a special event at the United Nations for World Humanitarian Day - and the Colombian singer is introducing a new song he wrote just a few days ago for the occasion.

  • UN approves statement aimed at restoring peace to Syria 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 5:47 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council unanimously approved a statement backing intensive preparatory talks on key issues to restore peace to Syria on Monday, a sign of possible change in the U.N.'s most powerful body which has been deeply divided over how to end the war which has killed more than 250,000 people.

  • Discovery of grave from flu pandemic stops highway project 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:43 pm

    SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pennsylvania - Officials say a highway construction project in eastern Pennsylvania has unearthed remains from victims of the Spanish flu pandemic a century ago and brought the work to a halt.

  • UN social media campaign showcases humanitarian activism 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:07 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Tennis star Maria Sharapova, British mogul Richard Branson and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai have signed up. So have actor Ashley Judd, Colombian singer Juanes and Brazilian football star Kaka.

  • AP Interview: UN food aid chief says Syria funding 'bleak' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 3:37 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Funding prospects are "bleak" and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program said in an interview, after inspecting the bare refrigerator of a refugee family and meeting boys forced to swap school for work to help their families survive.

  • UN releases $70 million for humanitarian emergencies 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 11:52 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is releasing $70 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability from Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region to Myanmar.