- WFP urges Syrian humanitarian pause for crop harvest Updated: May-26-15 5:37 am
ROME - The U.N. food agency is calling for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Syria to let farmers harvest their crops and get them to market.
- The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes Updated: May-22-15 9:01 am
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- Iran warships escort cargo vessel toward Yemen Updated: May-19-15 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an Iranian cargo ship that is flanked by two warships and heading toward a Yemen port, reportedly carrying humanitarian supplies for the war-wracked nation.
- Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights Updated: May-19-15 3:50 am
SALHIYEH, Jordan - A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. In a town nearby, a 16-year-old boy quit school to work as a mechanic's helper because his refugee family needs the extra $21 a week.
- Operation Blessing joins US ship on humanitarian mission Updated: May-15-15 2:16 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The Virginia Beach-based global relief group Operation Blessing International is joining the Navy aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort on a humanitarian mission.
- Former journalist, Obama adviser nominated to run aid agency Updated: Apr-30-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tapped White House adviser Gayle Smith on Thursday to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, putting a former journalist and longtime Africa expert in charge of his global development agenda for the final years of his presidency.