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Stories with subject: Humanitarian assistance
  • World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:02 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.

  • UN still waiting for $274 million Saudis pledged for Yemen 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:08 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The $274 million that Saudi Arabia promised months ago to fund a U.N. emergency aid appeal for Yemen hasn't arrived because the kingdom and the world body are still discussing the terms of the funding, while aid groups begin to warn that people trapped by the conflict are on the brink of starvation.

  • Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:09 am

    MAFRAQ, Jordan - Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.

  • Ukraine's richest man warns of aid blockade in the east 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:19 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The biggest supplier of aid to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine says its mission could fold in two days' time if rebels continue to block its convoys.

  • UN warns lack of aid may drive Iraqis to extremist group 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 5:11 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Iraq warned Wednesday that a lack of funds for desperately needed humanitarian aid has already cut food rations and may be forcing Iraqi communities and families to look to the Islamic State extremist group for life-saving assistance.

  • Editorials from around Ohio 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:01 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: