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Tag Archives: Humanitarian Aid
U.S. Sanctions Relief for Syria Troubles Assad Regime Opponents
Washington has temporarily eased sanctions on the authoritarian government of President Bashar al-Assad to allow humanitarian aid to flow freely after a disastrous earthquake struck Syria.
The E.U. Offered to Embrace Ukraine, but Now What?
The European Union and NATO have promised a path to membership for the embattled country. But real partnership will hold risks and benefits for both sides.
Dying Children and Frozen Flocks in Afghanistan’s Bitter Winter of Crisis
Hundreds have died in plunging temperatures, and malnutrition has been rampant, even as the Taliban government’s ban on female workers has hampered international aid.
Another Deadly Quake Rocks an Already Ravaged Area of Turkey
Just two weeks after the deadliest earthquake in the country’s modern history, a powerful shock hit southern Turkey, where many people are still sleeping outdoors for fear of building collapses.
On Blinken Visit, Quake Relief Soothes U.S.-Turkey Tensions
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken pledged to keep helping Turkey recover from a devastating earthquake, but there were few hints of progress on disputes over F-16 sales and NATO.
Caves, Tents and Shipping Containers: Quake Survivors’ Desperate Hunt for Shelter
For now, the Turkish government is relying on short-term solutions to house an estimated one million who are crowding into gyms, hotels and dormitories. A cruise ship is set to arrive to house thousands.
A Crisis Within a Crisis in Syria
Why is it so hard to get aid into the country, and what could the earthquake mean for its future?
A Week After Quake, 9 Survivors Are Rescued From the Rubble in Turkey
Nine people were rescued in Turkey over a week after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the region. The rescues were rare bright spots in one of the bleakest periods in memory for Turkey.
As Russia Closes In on Bakhmut, Ukraine Bars Aid Workers From the City
With Moscow’s forces closing in, the besieged city is too dangerous for the volunteers, Ukrainian commanders said, in what could be a prelude to a Ukrainian withdrawal.
Syria’s Leader Agrees to 2 Border Crossings for Quake Aid
The decision is the first time that President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to opposition-held territory since the civil war began.
Little International Earthquake Aid Has Come to Hard-Hit Corner of Syria
Since a disastrous earthquake a week ago, little international aid has come to the hard-hit northwest of Syria, which is under the control of opposition forces.
Week After Turkey-Syria Earthquake, Relief Efforts Are Stymied
A week after a powerful quake struck Turkey and Syria, the combined death toll surpassed 35,000. With more than a million homeless in Turkey alone, there is a desperate need for temporary housing.
One Week After Turkey-Syria Earthquake, Relief Efforts Stymied
More than 31,600 people in Turkey and more than 3,500 in Syria have died in the earthquake, the deadliest in Turkey since 1939.
Earthquake Shatters Rebuilt Lives of Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Syrians have experienced relentless death and destruction during their country’s 12-year civil war. But some say the earthquake was worse than anything they have endured.
‘This Is Our Fate’: A Syrian Family Is Displaced in Southern Turkey
Syrian refugees displaced by the earthquake in southern Turkey say they need water and more tents to keep their children warm.
What We Know About the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria
As the death toll rises in the one of the deadliest quakes in decades, a global humanitarian aid effort faces deep challenges.
Turkey Quake: U.N. Aid Chief to Visit Affected Areas
Martin Griffiths, the United Nations humanitarian chief, said he was on his way to visit parts of Turkey and Syria affected by an earthquake that has killed more than 20,000 people.
‘No More Antakya’: Turks Say Quake Wiped Out a City, and a Civilization
Amid scenes of utter devastation and widespread suffering in the bitter cold, residents mourned the loss of family, friends and memories.
As Aid Trickles Into Syria, Residents Say Too Little, Too Late
“Some people under ruins are sharing their wills with the team,” said one rescue worker. “They share names of their loved ones, then they die.”
Turkey-Syria Earthquake: Millions Await Aid While Suffering Cold and Grief
With thousands dead and many more left homeless in Turkey and Syria, people struggling to unearth victims, bury the dead and provide for millions of survivors are pleading for more aid.
Rescue Teams in Turkey and Syria Quake Fight Weather as Deaths Top 7,700
Shoveling snow and rubble, emergency crews worked across hundreds of miles in Turkey and Syria to save people in the aftermath of the most powerful quake in the region in decades.
The Sole Border Crossing for U.N. Aid From Turkey to Syria Is Blocked
As the Syrian government tightly controls what aid it allows into opposition-held areas, border crossings with Turkey have been a lifeline.
How to Help Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria
Here’s how to contribute to organizations that are aiding the rescue and recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria.
Humanitarian Crisis in Syria Is Exacerbated By Deadly Earthquakes
One of the hardest hit areas was northwestern Syria, where nearly three million people displaced by the country’s decade-long civil war were already living in precarious conditions.
Pope Francis Lands in Congo, Where All His Priorities Converge
The Central African country is wracked by war, poverty and environmental plunder — and it may be the future of the Catholic Church.
Ukraine Corruption Scandal Stokes Longstanding Aid Concerns in U.S.
A top State Department official said the ouster of several Ukrainian officials this week after corruption charges “sends a very strong signal.”
With Pierogies and Artillery Shells, Scranton Fights Back in Ukraine
On a chilly Sunday morning, a Ukrainian Catholic Church holds a bake sale to buy winter coats and other supplies for soldiers, while ammunition is forged at a nearby factory.
What We Know About How to Save Kids’ Lives
Somalia faces a catastrophic famine, but we can avert mass death if we act now.
Where Moms Hover Over Starving Children
With famine threatening Somalia, tiny sums can save kids’ lives.
Taliban Bar Women From NGOs, Threatening to Worsen Crisis
A letter from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy warned that it would revoke the operating licenses of any organizations that defied the decree.
Zelensky Will Meet With Biden in Washington and Address Congress, Officials Say
The visit will be the first time President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has left his country since Russia invaded in February.
Biden Courts African Leaders, but Some Are Skeptical of Big Promises
President Biden faced a challenge in winning the confidence of a continent where the circumstances of its leaders vary so dramatically.
Despite Soaring Deaths in Somalia, Monitor Says It’s Not Yet a Famine. Some Object.
An official declaration of famine would unleash aid and attention. Some experts say Somalia shows that the international system for making the judgment is broken.
Should America Intervene in Haiti? ‘Go to Hell’ and Other Views
Nick Kristof and Lydia Polgreen debate the lessons learned from America’s foreign policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The Cost of Russia’s War to Ukraine’s Economy
Ukraine’s biggest problem may be the destruction Russia wreaks on its economy.
Paying for Climate Damage Isn’t Charity
They’re a down payment on a more stable future.
Britain Scales Back Foreign Aid, Threatening Progress in Global Health
The nation is often the second-largest donor to groups working in poor countries to prevent and treat infectious diseases, and to provide reproductive health services to women.
New York Can Do More to Help the Latest Wave of Migrants
This crisis should prompt Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul to move forward with policies to build more housing in New York City and its suburbs.
As Immigration Issue Looms, Biden Officials Turn Eye to Latin America
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, just back from South America, met again with his Mexican counterpart.
Ron DeSantis’s Wife, Casey, Has High-Profile Role After Florida Hurricane
Casey DeSantis has led a state effort to raise money for relief efforts in Ian’s wake, appealing for donations during her husband’s news briefings.
Hurricane Maria Anniversary: Fiona Brings Back Painful Memories
Hurricane Maria landed in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 20, 2017.
Pakistan Suffers Record Flooding, Turning Villages Into Islands
The flooding has submerged vast areas, and residents still urgently await aid. Pakistani officials warn that it may take three to six months for the water to recede.
Pakistan Is Devastated by Floods, Faces Looming Food Crisis
The flooding has crippled Pakistan’s agricultural sector, battering the country as it reels from an economic crisis and double-digit inflation that has sent the price of basics soaring.
Judge Recommends Rejecting Bid by Sept. 11 Families to Seize Frozen Afghan Funds
A federal judge said the Afghan central bank’s assets could not legally be used to pay off judgment debts owed by the Taliban to relatives of victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
U.N. Faces Record Humanitarian Aid Shortfall — but Not for Ukrainians
Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.
‘I Have Nothing Left’: Flooding Adds to Afghanistan’s Crises
Widespread flash floods have left more than 40 dead and 100 others injured in recent days, battering a country already reeling from an economic crisis, terrorist attacks and other natural disasters.
The Taliban’s Dangerous Collision Course With the West
After barring girls from high school — and harboring an Al-Qaeda leader — the regime now risks jeopardizing the billions of dollars of global aid that still keeps Afghans alive.
Global Food Crisis Tests Western Resolve to Retain Russia Sanctions
With a food shortage threatening to create widespread famine, Western countries face a tough choice as sanctions exacerbate the problem.
‘We Have Nothing’: Afghan Quake Survivors Despair Over Recovery
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.