- Report: Syrian health care on brink of collapse Updated: Mar-10-14 6:04 pm
- C. African Republic: UN force needed for survival Updated: Mar-06-14 3:28 pm
- Lebanon's political system sinks nation into debt Updated: Mar-05-14 2:08 am
- Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget Updated: Mar-04-14 11:47 am
- More than 300,000 face famine in Mozambique Updated: Mar-03-14 6:45 am
- Myanmar says Doctors Without Borders can stay Updated: Mar-01-14 11:26 pm
- UN: Syrians to be world's biggest refugee group Updated: Feb-25-14 3:33 pm
- UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria Updated: Feb-22-14 4:02 pm
- UN says civilians targeted in South Sudan violence Updated: Feb-21-14 9:18 pm
- UN urges reinforcements for CAfrican Republic Updated: Feb-20-14 5:57 pm
- Flu season waning; younger adults hit hardest Updated: Feb-20-14 3:39 pm
- Officials: Wausau flu death shows need for shots Updated: Feb-14-14 8:07 pm
- Crimes against humanity in NKorea, UN panel finds Updated: Feb-14-14 3:34 pm
- USAID says new farm law to boost food aid abroad Updated: Feb-11-14 2:53 pm
- Top UN official warns of famine in South Sudan Updated: Feb-11-14 7:39 am
- Russia, China skip Security Council talks on Syria Updated: Feb-10-14 7:31 pm
BEIRUT - Syria's health care system is on the brink of collapse, with medics forced to engage in "brutal medical practices" in order to save lives: knocking out patients with metal bars because of lack of anesthesia, or amputating infants' limbs for lack of other ways to treat their injuries, an international charity organization said in a report published on Monday.
UNITED NATIONS - Central African Republic's foreign minister told the Security Council Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a "cleansing" of the Muslim population in western Central Africa Republic.
BEIRUT - Lebanese politicians are looking for tens of millions of dollars in aid at a Paris conference on Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and world diplomats to help their country cope with a flood of refugees from neighboring Syria's civil war. But while authorities plead for cash, Lebanon's house is hardly in order.
Agency: Health and Human Services
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambique agriculture minister Jose Pacheco says that more than 300,000 people in the southern African state face famine this year.
YANGON, Myanmar - A day after Doctors Without Borders announced its expulsion from Myanmar, the government backpedaled, saying the aid organization would be allowed to resume operations everywhere but Rakhine, a state plagued by bloody bouts of sectarian violence.
UNITED NATIONS - Syrians could soon overtake Afghans as the world's biggest refugee population, with their numbers expected to pass 4 million by year's end, a top U.N. official said Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
UNITED NATIONS - Civilians in South Sudan have been the main target of recent ethnic violence that likely killed thousands and subjected thousands more to rape, arbitrary arrest, torture and the looting and burning of their homes, the United Nations said Friday in its first report on human rights abuses during the conflict.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.
ATLANTA - Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one.
WAUSAU, Wisconsin - Health officials say the flu death of a Wausau man highlights the need to get vaccinated.
WASHINGTON - A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says changes to the way the United States distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad, many of them Syrian refugees.
JUBA, South Sudan - The top United Nations aid official in South Sudan is warning of a potential famine if residents aren't able to plant and harvest crops.
UNITED NATIONS - Russia is blocking Western efforts to push through a Security Council resolution that would raise the prospect of sanctions against Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver humanitarian aid.