With a food shortage threatening to create widespread famine, Western countries face a tough choice as sanctions exacerbate the problem.
With the economy in ruins and aid in short supply, survivors of the earthquake in this remote stretch of eastern Afghanistan wonder what their next move could be.
Aid has been streaming into the rugged regions hit by the quake on Wednesday. Hundreds were killed and many more are missing, with officials saying that they do not expect to find more survivors.
After 11 years of war, Syria has become a cautionary example of what can happen in a conflict with no end in sight, like the one that began 100 days ago in Ukraine.
To many observers, the South Pacific today reveals what American decline looks like. Even as Washington tries to step up its game, it is still far behind, mistaking speeches for impact and interest for influence.
The Russian offensive grinds on, but not everyone is leaving the eastern Donbas region.
Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.
The top Senate Republican traveled to Europe in a bid to show that isolationism hasn’t taken over his party. He has privately lobbied his colleagues to vote that way, and so far, most are.
Mr. Paul had sought to alter the bill to include requiring that an inspector general monitor the spending.
As lawmakers have embraced more than $50 billion to Kyiv within two months, they have largely refrained from raising concerns or questioning the Biden administration’s strategy.
The women say they were forced onto a bus to Russian-controlled territory, then escaped what Ukrainian and U.S. officials have described as “filtration” centers for a system of forced expulsions to Russia.
In the basement of a battered school in Kharkiv, a dozen residents have taken shelter. In a neighborhood not far away, life has returned to some sense of normalcy. But they choose to stay.
In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., established Afghan restaurateurs are reaching out to help refugees fleeing the return of the Taliban.
It’s the only way to signal that the United States is committed to making even the world’s most powerful states pay for their war crimes.
The town of Trostyanets was occupied by Russian forces for a month before the Ukrainian military liberated it. Residents described weeks of hunger and horror.
The response to Ukrainian refugees is a test of European solidarity.
Responses to a column by Zeynep Tufekci about missteps and the lives lost as a result. Also: What Trump didn’t say before Jan. 6; an airlift for Ukraine.
Some 12,000 Afghans who fled to Britain have been living in hotels for months awaiting permanent housing. This has raised questions about the country’s ability to take in many more escaping Ukraine.
His comment came as he visited a stadium in Warsaw where the Polish authorities are assisting the waves of people who are fleeing Ukraine.
The pandemic isn’t over yet, but Congress seems to have lost interest in funding public health efforts against Covid.
More than three million Ukrainians have fled their country. See who they are.
Readers urge actions to address the refugee and food crises caused by the Ukraine war. Also: Russian soldiers; essential workers; prison time; donating ties.
Ukraine said it had temporarily lost contact with officials in the strategic port city, while Russia hammered military targets around the country.
The U.S. should supply aid to Ukraine. But we must be more consistent in determining who deserves humanitarian intervention.
The program does not provide a path to a green card or citizenship, which many advocates say is warranted for Afghans who risked their lives to assist U.S. forces.
The latest spending bill in Congress contains far less money to help developing countries than President Biden had pledged. That fits a pattern.
Facing disputes over how to cover the cost of the pandemic response effort, Democrats dropped it rather than jeopardize legislation that includes aid for Ukraine and other top priorities.
Bipartisan backing for the assistance provided momentum for a broader, $1.5 trillion measure to fund the government through September.
Hundreds of thousands of Polish families have opened their homes to refugees from Ukraine, a sharp contrast to the country’s response to a different crisis last fall at the border with Belarus.
Two weeks after the invasion began, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are without food, water or power. The Russians are increasingly resorting to indiscriminate shelling to help their forces advance.
New York City is home to some 300,000 Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
The emergency spending would support the federal response to the coronavirus and provide military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
Readers praise the heroism of the Ukrainian people but worry about damage to civilian infrastructure and the need for humanitarian aid.
All possible outcomes involve sacrifice and suffering on a huge scale.
Thousands of Ukrainians will end up in countries led by nationalist governments that have been reluctant to welcome refugees in the past.
Readers respond to developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Also: A farewell to Jane Brody; the overlooked translator; a tribute to truckers.
“The current humanitarian crisis could kill far more Afghans than the past 20 years of war.”
Lieutenant Halvorsen came up with the idea to drop candies, chocolate and chewing gum for the children of West Berlin during a tense Cold War standoff.
“It is a cruel act and a betrayal,” one shopkeeper said of the White House’s move to essentially seize funds held by the Afghan central bank.
Covid-era travel restrictions have mostly prevented expatriate aid workers from flying into Pacific island nations after natural disasters. The results are mixed.
Hospitals and clinics are struggling to hold up amid a cash shortage and a vast surge of malnutrition and disease. By one estimate, 90 percent may close in the next few months.
Thousands of Afghans are trying to sneak into Iran and Pakistan each day, as incomes have dried up and life-threatening hunger has become widespread.
Daily protests, once loud and colorful, have been replaced by an eerie quiet. To mark the anniversary of the military takeover, protest leaders have called for a “silent strike.”
Ash from a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific nation presents risks to drinking water and air quality, experts say. Quantifying them in real time is a challenge.
Hundreds of thousands who fled deadly unrest at home confront an uncertain future abroad. Yet for many who remained, conditions are dire.
The Treasury Department issued new “general licenses” to help aid flow as a humanitarian crisis deepens.
Here’s how to pitch in as local and national volunteers and aid groups mobilize to help hard-hit areas.
The White House must figure out what to do with the Afghan central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve, now frozen under U.S. law.
Afghanistan’s economy has crashed since the Taliban seized power, plunging the country into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The country’s conservative government is toughening its stance on migration and on groups working with migrants, aligning itself with a hardening climate across Europe.