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Stories with subject: Humanitarian crises
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

  • UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 1:09 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.

  • Haiti: Dominican deportations causing 'humanitarian crisis' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:17 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's prime minister warned Thursday that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14,000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.

  • UN urges peace talks and urgent aid delivery to Yemen 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:11 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council urged all parties in conflict-wracked Yemen on Thursday to attend future peace talks and facilitate the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the impoverished nation where the risk of famine is growing.

  • Islamic State-claimed Yemen bombings kill at least 4 people 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 4:22 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - A series of Islamic State-claimed bombings in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital killed at least four people and wounded 60 Wednesday night amid the country's raging war.

  • UCF student health director appointed to national group 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 2:35 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The University of Central Florida's student health services director will be playing a role in how universities across the U.S. handle epidemics and other health emergencies.

  • AP Interview: Top Yemen Shiite rebel welcomes UN peace talks story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 2:59 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday assailed the Saudi-led airstrikes pounding his group's positions and allied forces, insisting they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on ending the country's civil war.