Humanitarian assistance

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 - 3:36 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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A woman with a child carries an empty container and water purification pills that came in the first aid shipment from the International Red Cross in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 16, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery...
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April 11, 2019 - 12:38 am
MILAN (AP) — The German humanitarian aid group, Sea-Eye, says a pregnant woman has been evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on the eighth day at sea. Sea-Eye said Thursday that the 23-year-old Nigerian woman had suffered an epileptic seizure, and was evacuated by Malta authorities upon their...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence holds a news briefing after addressing the United Nations Security Council on Venezuela, Wednesday April 10, 2019 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 10, 2019 - 4:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but "all options are on the table" — and Russia and...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, migrants on a rubber dinghy are approached by the Sea-Eye rescue ship in the waters off Libya. The humanitarian ship Sea-Eye with 64 rescued migrants aboard was stuck at sea on Thursday as Italy and Malta refuse it safe harbor as their refusal set the stage for another Mediterranean standoff that can only be resolved if European governments agree to accept the asylum-seekers. (Fabian Heinz/Sea-eye.org via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian aid ship carrying 64 rescued migrants was stuck in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday as both Italy and Malta refused it safe harbor, leaving the migrants sleeping in cramped conditions on deck as a storm approached. Their refusal sets the stage for another Mediterranean...
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Chinese doctors spray chemicals to prevent the spread of cholera at a camp for displaced survivors of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, Sunday, March, 31, 2019. Cholera cases among cyclone survivors in Mozambique have jumped to 271, authorities said. So far no cholera deaths have been confirmed, the report said. Another Lusa report said the death toll in central Mozambique from the cyclone that hit on March 14 had inched up to 501. Authorities have warned the toll is highly preliminary as flood waters recede and reveal more bodies. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 31, 2019 - 10:16 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving. The number of cholera cases jumped to 271 over the weekend although no deaths from the disease had been reported. More than 500...
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Chinese Ambassador Li Baorong, left, and Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela's minister of industry and national production, arrive to talk to reporters at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, near Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 29, 2019. Aid was unloaded from a Chinese plane in what Venezuelan officials said would be the first delivery of many from China, an ally of the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 29, 2019 - 4:15 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday that it is poised to deliver aid to Venezuela, warning that it will not accept any interference from President Nicolas Maduro or opposition leader Juan Guaido. Federation president Francesco...
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In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, photo, an elderly man lies on the ground after his bag of food was snatched from him in a scramble for bags of rice delivered by the South African Airforce helicopter at Nyamatande Village, Mozambique, following the devastating Tropical Cyclone Idai. A second week has begun with efforts to find and help some tens of thousands of people in devastated parts of southern Africa, with some hundreds dead and an unknown number of people still missing. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe)
March 27, 2019 - 9:16 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on southern Africa cyclone (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The head of the United Nations World Food Program says many survivors of the cyclone in central Mozambique will need help for at least the next six to 12 months to get back on their feet. David Beasley says...
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March 27, 2019 - 4:02 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — In a story March 26 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. military will be the lead coordinator for the U.S. government's international disaster response effort. It should have reported that the U.S. Agency for International Development's...
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Pedestrians walk past closed businesses in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Much of Venezuela remains without electricity as a new power outage spread across the country. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved three bills aimed at stepping up U.S. pressure against the government of Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro. One would add new restrictions on the export of tear gas, riot gear and other items that could be used for crime control. The second...
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