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Stories with subject: Humanitarian crises
  • Clinton backs potential no-fly zone in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 am

    BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she would push for a no-fly zone and safe regions in Syria to address the humanitarian crisis that has spilled out in the Middle East.

  • CARE CEO Michelle Nunn: More resources needed for refugees 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:23 pm

    ATLANTA - CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn says more help is needed for Syrian refugees caught in what she called the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

  • CARE CEO Michelle Nunn: More resources needed for refugees 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:16 pm

    ATLANTA - CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn says more help is needed for refugees caught in what she described as the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

  • In year of diplomatic triumphs, Obama still dogged by Syria story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:35 pm

    NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.

  • UN: Agencies, major NGOs ordered out of Ukraine's Luhansk 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 7:30 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday he is alarmed that U.N. agencies have been ordered out of eastern Ukraine's separatist-controlled Luhansk region by the "de facto authorities" there.

  • Why the EU's refugee crisis? 'Lack of central authority' 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 8:36 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union has no border patrol. It's one of the many ways in which the bloc lacks power, with its member countries jealously guarding their sovereign prerogative to enact their own laws about defense, police and coast guard.

  • UN: Global food needs are outstripping donor generosity 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 6:04 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The head of the U.N. food agency said Tuesday the overwhelming humanitarian needs in crises from Syria, Yemen and Iraq to South Sudan and Africa's Sahel region are outstripping the generosity of donors, and it is seeking new sources of money.

  • UN starts latest effort to bring Syria parties toward talks 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:15 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy on Syria has launched his latest effort to bring that country's parties together toward a long-elusive agreement to end the conflict there.

  • UN: 'Record' amount of aid for Syria crisis still not enough 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 2:39 pm

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - The international community has sent "record amounts" of aid to alleviate the fallout from the Syria crisis, but it's hard to keep up with rising regional needs, the U.N. humanitarian chief said during a tour Saturday of Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees.

  • US announces $89 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 5:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States is providing $89 million in humanitarian aid to help people affected by the conflict in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country.

  • Dems accuse GOP of holding up nominee to head aid agency 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 11:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency amid the international migration crisis.

  • Russia opposes sanctions on rival South Sudan generals 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 7:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Tuesday it opposes new sanctions sought by the United States against a South Sudan army chief and a former army general who is now a rebel commander for continuing to fuel conflict in the world's newest nation.

  • O'Malley: US can do more to help Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 2:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley urged President Barack Obama to do more to help Syrian refugees, writing in a letter Tuesday that the U.S. needs to offer "more than a token increase."

  • Gov. Raimondo says state is open to sheltering refugees 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 4:39 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's willing to help if the federal government asks Rhode Island to host refugees from Europe, the Middle East and the war in Syria.

  • Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement story has photos
    Updated: Sep-14-15 3:52 pm

    BEIRUT - In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by the Islamic State group's spread and an escalating migrants crisis, may be willing to quietly tolerate President Bashar Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition.

  • British PM urges more aid to Syria refugees in Mideast story has photos
    Updated: Sep-14-15 3:10 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged the international community on Monday to send more aid to Syrian refugees in Middle Eastern host countries as a way of stemming mass migration to Europe.

  • White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-10-15 7:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 people who have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday.

  • Gov. Baker: Massachusetts open to refugee shelter discussion 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 6:57 pm

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker said he's willing to talk with federal officials about the possibility that Massachusetts could shelter some Syrian refugees to help ease Europe's humanitarian crisis.

  • Australia to launch airstrikes in Syria, take more refugees 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 11:49 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia will launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria within days and resettle an additional 12,000 refugees from the deepening humanitarian and security crisis in the Middle East, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday.

  • East-West divide threatens timely EU refugee response 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 12:01 pm

    BRUSSELS - The tens of thousands of refugees rushing razor-wire borders or cramming into Germany-bound buses and trains have laid bare weaknesses in the European Union's migration policy and exposed a deep East-West rift tearing at EU unity.

  • Argentina official says doors open to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 4:02 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's cabinet chief said on Friday that the South American nation is willing to welcome more Syrian refugees fleeing their country's civil war.

  • 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.