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Stories with subject: Humanitarian assistance
  • Yemen's president calls for cease-fire and rebel withdrawal 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:26 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's president is proposing a 15-day cease-fire that would coincide with the withdrawal of Shiite rebel militias from all government institutions and military installations and all cities and provinces - even the province they call home.

  • UN says Yemen on edge of famine from conflict, blocked ports story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:37 pm

    CAIRO - The war in Yemen has pushed the country to the brink of famine, with both commercial food imports and aid deliveries held up by the fighting and millions of hungry women and children facing possible starvation, the United Nations said Wednesday.

  • AP interview: Red Cross chief decries Yemen violence story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 12:05 pm

    GENEVA - "Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years," the head of the international Red Cross says, describing the devastation from a conflict that has left more than 1,900 people dead since March.

  • Yemen conflict has killed nearly 400 children, UN says 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 8:16 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 400 children since the end of March, and a similar number of children have been recruited by armed groups, according to a new report by the U.N. children's agency. It warns that the fighting shows "no sign of a resolution."

  • AP Interview: UN food aid chief says Syria funding 'bleak' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 3:37 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - Funding prospects are "bleak" and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program said in an interview, after inspecting the bare refrigerator of a refugee family and meeting boys forced to swap school for work to help their families survive.

  • UN releases $70 million for humanitarian emergencies 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 11:52 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is releasing $70 million from an emergency fund to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability from Sudan's conflict-wracked Darfur region to Myanmar.