Humanitarian assistance

Migrants rest on a Mediterranea Saving Humans NGO boat, as they sail off Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. An Italian humanitarian group whose boat has been barred from docking in Lampedusa said the health of the 54 migrants it rescued at sea is rapidly deteriorating, prompting fears of another standoff with Italy's populist government. Mediterranea Saving Humans said Friday in a tweet that its sailing boat ALEX was off Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters, and that it has been banned from entering Italian jurisdiction by ministerial decree. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
July 15, 2019 - 4:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A leading advocacy group for refugees said Monday that with half of 2019 gone, humanitarian organizations have received only 27% of the money needed to provide relief to people affected by crises worldwide this year. Norwegian Refugee Council secretary-general Jan Egeland...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., prepares to do a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Friday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee’s session comes as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 28, 2019 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats have convulsed into their deepest and most bitter rifts since taking House control in January, and it took a motherhood and apple pie issue like improving horrific conditions for children and other migrants seized crossing the southwest border to do it...
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EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Martinez' wife, Tania told Mexican authorities she watched her husband and child disappear in the strong current. (AP Photo/Julia Le Duc)
June 26, 2019 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is telling The Associated Press that she hopes a photo of the bodies of a migrant father and his 23-month-old daughter will challenge the Trump administration's conscience. The picture raced across the internet this week. It's caught the attention of...
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File - In this 2018 file photo, Scott Daniel Warren, who is charged with human smuggling walks in to U.S. District Court in Tucson, Ariz. Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist are deliberating whether activist Scott Warren was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants, or was he conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. The decision by jurors who got the case Friday, June 7, 2019, could have wide ranging implications for the humanitarian aid groups who say their work has been increasingly under attack since President Donald Trump took office. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
June 07, 2019 - 7:21 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of an Arizona border activist started deliberating Friday whether he was fulfilling a humanitarian mission when he helped young immigrants or was instead conspiring to harbor and hide them from Border Patrol agents. Scott Warren, 36, the longtime...
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Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, speaks with the media members after a meeting of "Plan Pais" or Country Plan at University Catholic Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 24, 2019.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 30, 2019 - 7:02 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid that was earmarked for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will now be distributed in Colombia, officials said Thursday. Colombia's government said it had reached the decision with the U.S. and representatives of Guaidó because of Nicolás...
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May 20, 2019 - 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has vowed to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea through international organizations and is also considering sending food to the country that says it's suffering its worst drought in decades. Seoul's...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border into an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free...
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This June 18, 2018, file photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The House has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases. Democrats controlling the chamber are trying to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera, File)
May 10, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed...
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An aerial view of houses submerged in water in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Tuesday, April, 30, 2019. Rains continued to pound Pemba and surrounding areas on Tuesday causing massive flooding and destruction. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 30, 2019 - 9:28 am
PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — Rains were still pounding parts of northern Mozambique on Tuesday, several days after Cyclone Kenneth, while the United Nations said aid workers faced "an incredibly difficult situation" in reaching thousands of survivors. The death toll rose to 41, the government said. U.N...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June. 15, 2017 file photo, migrants and refugees react at the rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro after being rescued by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms workers in the Mediterranean Sea, about 18 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. Spanish aid groups say Spain is allowing them to deliver aid supplies to refugee camps in Greek islands, but they face hefty fines if their boats venture into official search and rescue areas in the Central Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 17, 2019 - 5:36 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has reluctantly allowed humanitarian aid vessels to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps, Spanish aid groups said Wednesday. But the groups face hefty fines if their boats venture without permission into official search...
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