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Stories with subject: Humanitarian crises
  • Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-31-16 3:18 pm

    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq - As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding "human catastrophe."

  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: May-21-16 11:54 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • In Yemen's war, untreated cancer patients wait for death 
    Updated: May-19-16 2:22 am

    TAIZ, Yemen - When Ali Ghanem's doctors told him his cancer had spread from his colon to his backbone, they said they didn't have the facilities to give him the needed radiation treatment in his home city of Taiz, in central Yemen, and that he needed to get to the capital.

  • UN warns that 7.6 million Yemenis are "one step" from famine 
    Updated: May-17-16 5:59 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The director of U.N. humanitarian operations warned Tuesday that 7.6 million people in conflict-torn Yemen face severe food shortages and are "one step" from famine.

  • Adriane Ohanesian wins prize named for AP photographer 
    Updated: May-10-16 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Kenya-based freelance photojournalist Adriane Ohanesian, who has documented conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan, has won an award for courage named for an Associated Press photographer killed on assignment in Afghanistan in 2014.

  • UN envoy warns that Iraq's political crisis helps extremists 
    Updated: May-06-16 5:54 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country's political leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.

  • 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.