Biden Threatens New Ethiopia Sanctions as Tigray War Widens

In an executive order, President Biden targeted all sides of the widening conflict in Africa’s second most populous country, demanding an end to fighting and safe passage for aid.

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With Fuel from Iran, Hezbollah Steps In Where Lebanon Has Failed

The militant group trucked more than 1 million gallons of diesel into Lebanon, flouting U.S. sanctions and billing itself as savior to a suffering population.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-aid, #hezbollah, #humanitarian-aid, #iran, #lebanon, #middle-east, #nasrallah-hassan, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #syria, #united-states-international-relations

A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

The international community pledged more than $1 billion in emergency funding as Afghans already unsure of where their next meal will come from risk running out of food just as winter sets in.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bachelet-michelle, #food-insecurity, #geneva-switzerland, #grandi-filippo-1957, #griffiths-martin, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-nations

Health Care in Afghanistan Is Crumbling, Aid Groups Warn

After the Taliban’s takeover, international donors withdrew funds that hospitals and clinics depended on. Now a fourth wave of Covid looms.

#afghanistan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #medicine-and-health, #poverty, #taliban, #world-bank, #your-feed-science

Taliban Officials Say That International Flights at Kabul Airport Will Resume

The move would be the first step in resolving an impasse that has left scores of foreigners stranded, but there was no indication about whether Afghan nationals would also be allowed to depart.

#afghanistan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #humanitarian-aid, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations

International Flights Resume at Kabul Airport, as Taliban Say They Will Allow Americans and Other Foreigners to Leave

The move would be the first step in resolving an impasse that has left scores of foreigners stranded in Afghanistan, but there was no indication that Afghan nationals would be allowed to leave.

#afghanistan, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #humanitarian-aid, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #wang-yi

Afghanistan Aid Workers Tread a Tricky Path Under Taliban Rule

Afghanistan desperately needs aid. Nonprofits desperately want to provide it. But the aid groups are being tested as never before by the uncertainty that has followed the Taliban takeover.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban

Aid Workers Staying in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Tread a Tricky Path

Afghanistan desperately needs aid. Nonprofits desperately want to provide it. But the aid groups are being tested as never before by the uncertainty that has followed the Taliban takeover.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban

Afghans With Ties to U.S. Who Could Not Get Out Now Live in Fear

Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future.

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Restoration of Kabul’s Closed Airport Begins as Some Afghan Aid Resumes

Despite the Taliban’s effort to project themselves as responsible stewards after seizing power, there was still no word on when a new government would be announced.

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Ethiopian Rebels Looted American Aid Stores, U.S. Official Says

The top American aid official in Ethiopia accused forces from Tigray of taking food supplies as Ethiopia’s ruinous civil war spills into new areas and a famine threatens.

#ethiopia, #humanitarian-aid, #power-samantha, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Will the World Formally Recognize the Taliban?

The extremist group back in charge of Afghanistan has been a pariah to much of the world for its legacy of brutality, and the prospects for greater acceptance remain unclear.

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I Worked With the U.S. I Thought I Would Be Saved.

Thousands of Afghans like me had their hopes for escape from the Taliban dashed when the U.S. completed its withdrawal.

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Blinken’s Speech on Afghanistan: Full Transcript

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Blinken’s Speech on ‘New Chapter’ in Afghanistan

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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A New Breed of Crisis: War and Warming Collide in Afghanistan

Unrest and climate change are creating an agonizing feedback loop that punishes some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #humanitarian-aid, #politics-and-government, #poppies, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Biden Can Still Help the Afghan People

Instead of rooting for the Taliban’s government to fail, America should nudge them toward inclusivity and moderation.

#abdullah-abdullah, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #humanitarian-aid, #karzai-hamid, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban

‘Made in Afghanistan’ Once Symbolized Hope. Now It’s Fear.

Fashion was seen as a way forward for the country and its craftspeople, especially women. But those involved are terrified it may turn them into targets.

#afghanistan, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #humanitarian-aid, #kabul-afghanistan, #luxury-goods-and-services, #nest-nonprofit, #taliban, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

Airbnb to Offer Free Housing to 20,000 Afghan Refugees

The company said it was working with resettlement agencies. It did not specify how long refugees could stay in the apartments and houses.

#afghanistan, #airbnb, #chesky-brian, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

In Haiti, Need Is Overwhelming, but Some Politicians’ Charity Rings False

Potential candidates’ donations to quake victims have taken on political overtones and highlighted the government’s failures in providing relief.

#haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #humanitarian-aid, #les-cayes-haiti, #politics-and-government

How to Escape the Cycle of Mismanaged Aid in Haiti

The unimaginable destruction I witnessed in the country demands that we do better now.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #humanitarian-aid

Donors Send Quake Aid to Haiti, but for How Long?

Misuse of previous aid money, Haiti’s political convulsions, and competing humanitarian demands may signal less generosity this time.

#haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #humanitarian-aid, #les-cayes-haiti, #martelly-michel, #mercy-corps, #moise-jovenel-1968

Afghanistan Faces Economic Shock as Sanctions Replace Foreign Aid

The Taliban will be under pressure to keep a fragile economy afloat.

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How to Help Afghanistan Refugees and the Relief Effort

Here are some organizations accepting donations and volunteers to assist in Afghan refugee resettlement.

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Online Appeal Quickly Raises Millions for Afghan Rescue Flights

Some refugee experts were skeptical about a GoFundMe campaign by an Instagram personality working with veterans and other groups. The U.S. State Department had no comment.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #gofundme, #heller-becca, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #philanthropy, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #veterans

Many Survivors of Haiti Earthquake Expect No Help From Officials

“No one trusts this government here,” said a farmer in one village where at least 20 residents were killed by the quake as they attended a funeral at a church that collapsed.

#earthquakes, #haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #henry-ariel, #humanitarian-aid, #landslides-and-mudslides, #moise-jovenel-1968

To Help Haiti, Biden Should Keep America Out

Treating people as helpless has a way of making them so.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #ctu-security, #defense-and-military-forces, #embezzlement, #foreign-aid, #haiti, #humanitarian-aid, #moise-jovenel-1968, #politics-and-government

Captured Ethiopian Soldiers Marched Through Tigray to Prison

The scale of the loss suffered by one of Africa’s most powerful armies was on vivid display on Friday as thousands of government troops were paraded through Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #famine, #humanitarian-aid, #mekelle-ethiopia, #prisoners-of-war, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-food-program

Biden Says Afghans Must ‘Decide Their Future’ as U.S. Troops Withdraw

Mr. Biden told President Ashraf Ghani that the United States would still offer security assistance, as well as diplomatic and humanitarian aid.

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Samantha Power Still Believes America Can Help Save the World

Can the new head of U.S. foreign aid make America good again?

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Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

The original was the work of Churchill and Roosevelt at the dawn of World War II. The new version pledges cooperation against 21st century global challenges and rivalries.

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Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

United Nations agencies said the crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-ravaged Tigray region had plunged it into famine. “This is going to get a lot worse,” a top aid official said.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #famine, #horn-of-africa, #humanitarian-aid, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #world-food-program

Famine Looms in Ethiopia’s War-Ravaged Tigray Region, U.N. Says

The top humanitarian official at the United Nations warned that parts of Tigray are one step from famine, as the government hinders relief shipments.

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Blinken Meets Leaders of Egypt and Jordan on Rebuilding Gaza

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

#blinken-antony-j, #foreign-aid, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In Israel, Blinken Pushes U.S. Support for Rebuilding Gaza

Standing beside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel vowed “a very powerful response” if Hamas were to break a fragile cease-fire.

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U.S. Looks to Rebuild Gaza, but Aid Could Hinge on Hamas’s Rocket Arsenal

The effort could cost billions of dollars, and U.S. officials predicted it would be welcomed by Hamas. But would it moderate the militant group’s actions toward Israel?

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinians, #united-nations-relief-and-works-agency, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘Deep Regret’ Inside Aid Organization Grappling With Sexual Abuse

Mercy Corps made public a report detailing sexual abuse allegations, including reports that the co-founder Ellsworth Culver arranged for the sexual abuse of his daughter and others.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #culver-humphrey-tania, #culver-ellsworth, #humanitarian-aid, #mercy-corps, #portland-ore, #sex-crimes

President Biden, Thousands of Refugees Are Waiting On You

Lifting the cap on refugee admissions is just the first step toward repairing a system broken by the previous administration.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #grace-act, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Confronts Coronavirus Vaccine Patents

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

#barkan-ady, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #humanitarian-aid, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

Biden Bans Travel from India

As they discussed the decision this week, top health officials warned the White House about uncertainty over how vaccines might respond to a homegrown virus variant in India.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #indian-americans, #medicine-and-health, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.

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President Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.

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Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52

Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #ghafouri-nemam-1968-2021, #humanitarian-aid, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #syria, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #yazidi-religious-sect

Syrian Refugees in Rebel Controlled Idlib Are Stuck in Limbo

Millions of people displaced during Syria’s 10-year war are impoverished, insecure and crowded into an area of the country’s northwest controlled by a rebel group once linked to Al Qaeda.

#assad-bashar-al, #civilian-casualties, #humanitarian-aid, #idlib-syria, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘We Are Doomed:’ Devastation from Storms Fuels Migration

Honduras has barely begun to recover from two hurricanes that hit late last year. With relatively little disaster relief from the U.S., many are heading for the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chamelecon-honduras, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #humanitarian-aid, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #immigration-and-emigration

Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

The accusations in the Democratic Republic of Congo came three years after the British charity’s government assistance was suspended over sexual exploitation in Haiti.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #humanitarian-aid, #oxfam, #sex-crimes

‘I Have No Money for Food’: Among the Young, Hunger Is Rising

In France and across Europe, more students are facing food insecurity as the pandemic enters its second year, and job cuts in their families take a widening toll.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-aid, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #france, #humanitarian-aid, #les-restaurants-du-coeur, #paris-france, #youth

President Biden Takes 1st Tentative Steps to Address Global Covid-19 Vaccine Shortage

Under pressure to play catch-up on “vaccine diplomacy,” President Biden says he will help finance vaccine manufacturing capacity but is still resisting exports of doses.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biden Takes First Tentative Steps to Address Global Vaccine Shortage

Under pressure to play catch-up on “vaccine diplomacy,” President Biden says he will help finance vaccine manufacturing capacity but is still resisting exports of doses.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #humanitarian-aid, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Help Endangered and Impoverished Peoples

Séverine Autessere’s “The Frontlines of Peace” is a biting account of the humanitarian aid industry by a worker who was on the ground.

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