Venezuela Raids Food Charity, Interrupting Meals for Children

The charity, Feed the Solidarity, often provides the only meals children receive each day. The government accuses it of subversion, with no evidence.

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As Fighting Rages in Ethiopia, Aid Groups Plead for Access to Refugees

Blocked roads, cut communications, intensifying combat: Aid groups say they stand ready to help people caught in the Ethiopian fighting, if only they could.

#ethiopia, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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How Trump and Bolsonaro Broke Latin America’s Covid-19 Defenses

The two presidents drove out 10,000 Cuban doctors and nurses. They defunded the region’s leading health agency. They wrongly pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure.

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W.H.O. Workers Are Accused of Sex Abuse During Ebola Response in Congo

The U.N. health agency, already grappling with the challenge of leading the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, vowed it would investigate the allegations that women were exploited in return for jobs.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #ebola-virus, #humanitarian-aid, #sex-crimes, #united-nations, #women-and-girls, #world-health-organization

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2 Men Working to Map World War II Bombs Are Killed by One

The aid workers had taken the device to the home they were sharing in the Solomon Islands, a country littered with unexploded ordnance.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #humanitarian-aid, #solomon-islands, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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How to Pack an Emergency Bag

The first step toward a solid evacuation plan is pulling together all the gear you need, before you need it.

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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid

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At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most.

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North Korea, Fighting to Hold Back Virus and Floods, Says No Thanks to Outside Aid

The country has reported extensive flood damage. But its leader, Kim Jong-un, says that humanitarian aid might bring in Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #floods, #humanitarian-aid, #international-relations, #kim-jong-un, #north-korea, #shortages

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Lebanon Faces Humanitarian Crisis After Beirut Explosion, U.N. Says

The United Nations warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role.

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Hawa Abdi, Doctor Who Aided Thousands in Somalia, Dies at 73

Dr. Abdi turned her family’s land into a hospital and camp that treated and supported legions of people displaced during a civil war.

#abdi-hawa, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #hospitals, #humanitarian-aid, #somalia

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Trump’s Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,’ Critics Say

Without a broader diplomatic effort, the newest and toughest penalties will worsen a humanitarian crisis without forcing a leadership change, experts say.

#assad-bashar-al, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #humanitarian-aid, #national-security-council, #norwegian-refugee-council, #office-of-foreign-assets-control-united-states-treasury, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #syria, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

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A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything.

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.

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With a U.N. Veto, Russia and China Add to Syria’s Misery

Moscow and Beijing are callously restricting humanitarian aid to Syria’s suffering civilians as part of their campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad.

#assad-bashar-al, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #syria, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster

A rusting vessel used for years to store oil off Yemen’s coast poses what the United Nations has called a dire and entirely preventable threat of ecological catastrophe.

#al-hudaydah-yemen, #houthis, #humanitarian-aid, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-spills, #red-sea, #united-nations, #united-nations-environment-program, #yemen

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Meet the Gleaners, Combing Farm Fields to Feed the Newly Hungry

An age-old tradition suddenly has fresh urgency in the pandemic, delivering surplus produce to Americans who can’t feed their families.

#after-the-harvest-nonprofit, #agriculture-and-farming, #farmers-against-hunger, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #harvest-against-hunger, #humanitarian-aid, #new-jersey, #united-states, #volunteers-and-community-service

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At Syrian Aid Summit, a Struggle to Raise Enough to End ‘Downward Spiral’

As the civil war enters its 10th year, Syria’s economy is collapsing and the pandemic is adding to the woes. Donors pledged $7.7 billion in aid Tuesday, an amount not nearly enough to end the misery.

#humanitarian-aid, #syria, #united-nations

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U.S. Limits Virus Aid for Masks, Gloves and Other Medical Gear Abroad

But the U.S. Agency for International Development will allow relief workers to buy personal protective equipment that is produced in the places it would be used.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #international-relations, #norwegian-refugee-council, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-international-relations, #ventilators-medical

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Despite Big Promises, U.S. Has Delivered Limited Aid in Global Virus Response

The State Department and U.S.A.I.D. have spent a fraction of the humanitarian assistance that Congress approved in March to help curb the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Slams Broken, Embattled Yemen

Lacking equipment, expertise and authority, a divided, war-torn country bobbles a response to a surging pandemic.

#aden-yemen, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors-without-borders, #houthis, #humanitarian-aid, #sana-yemen, #yemen

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This Chef Has a Michelin Star and a Mission: Feeding Millions in India’s Lockdown

From his home in New York, Vikas Khanna, the TV host, writer and former executive chef at Junoon, is running a relief effort that distributes food to vulnerable Indians.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #khanna-vikas-1971

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Is U.S. Looking for Latest Exit from Global Alliances? Funding Freeze Stokes Concern

The State Department insists the Trump administration is at the fore of the global response to the coronavirus, but worries persist about an American retrenchment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #humanitarian-aid, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Coronavirus Diplomacy: How China’s Red Cross Serves Its Communist Party

The Red Cross in China seems like any other humanitarian group. But there is one crucial difference: it is funded and directed by the Chinese Communist Party.

#belt-and-road-initiative-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hubei-province-china, #humanitarian-aid, #international-federation-of-red-cross-and-red-crescent-societies, #masks, #philanthropy, #propaganda, #red-cross-society-of-china, #wuhan-china

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How to Help Victims of the Coronavirus Pandemic

From charities that support children to organizations that feed families, there is no shortage of ways to get involved.

#blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-banks-and-pantries, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #quarantines, #shortages

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Surveillance Won’t Stop the Coronavirus

Access to adequate health care, including protective equipment and sufficient testing, will do more good than another hackathon.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #doctors-without-borders, #epidemics, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #privacy, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #shortages, #united-nations, #united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees, #world-health-organization

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How to Help the Helpers

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed medical professionals into the front lines of danger. Here’s what you can do to help, safely.

#blood-donation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #humanitarian-aid, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Iran, Devastated by Coronavirus, Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives

Iran, devastated by the coronavirus, is asking the U.S. to lift sanctions on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials say sanctions aren’t to blame; Iran is.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #epidemics, #european-union, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-watch, #humanitarian-aid, #international-crisis-group, #international-monetary-fund, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #medical-devices, #murphy-christopher-scott, #politics-and-government, #pompeo-mike, #sanders-bernard, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #ventilators-medical, #zarif-mohammad-javad

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