March 21, 2009 |
Angered by the Sudanese government's decision to expel 13 foreign aid groups in Darfur, leaders at one of the region's largest displacement camps are threatening to reject all humanitarian assistance until the organizations are allowed back. The self-imposed aid embargo at Kalma camp, which includes the monthly food distribution, is heightening concerns about the welfare of the 88,000 residents. The World Food Program said Kalma leaders Thursday refused a grain delivery. The U.N.
March 29, 2013 |
REYHANLI, Turkey - The Syrian opposition fighter arrived unexpectedly at Dr. Mazen Kewara's office at the Syrian American Medical Assn., desperately seeking help. Humanitarian aid was not reaching enough armed rebels and civilians in Syria's Idlib province, an exasperated Abdullatif "Abu Salah" Halaq told the doctor in this Turkish border town. The association could not wait for the needy to ask for assistance, Halaq said; it must try harder to locate those needing medical aid. "Your work here is good, but there are shortages," he said recently, looking at Kewara through bloodshot eyes.
August 22, 2011 |
As forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi made a last stand in Tripoli, the U.S. believes that Kadafi is still somewhere in Libya, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. “We do not have any information that he has left the country,” Col. Dave Lapan said. U.S. aircraft are continuing to fly surveillance operations over Libya as part of the NATO effort to find Kadafi and other Libyan leaders, NATO officials said. The operations include U.S. Predator drone aircraft, two more of which were deployed to Libya last week.
February 23, 2012 |
The United States and allied governments seeking the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad were expected to exert new pressure Friday on Syrian authorities to agree to a cease-fire and allow humanitarian aid into besieged areas such as the battered central city of Homs. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the many diplomats scheduled to arrive Friday in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, with a goal of turning up the heat on Assad's government. "We've got to find ways to get food, medicine and other humanitarian assistance in to those affected by violence," Clinton said Thursday in London, where she and other diplomats discussed Syria, among other issues.
August 1, 1985 |
Congress, rushing toward its summer vacation, gave final approval Wednesday to aid for Nicaraguan rebels and also moved to kill the nation's synthetic fuels program. The House and Senate included $27 million in humanitarian aid to the Nicaraguan rebels, known as contras, in the first foreign aid bill to clear Congress in four years. Under terms of the bill, the aid cannot be distributed by either the Central Intelligence Agency or the Defense Department.
March 29, 2003 |
Israel, accused by Baghdad of aiding the U.S.-British invasion, offered to assist the Iraqi people with humanitarian aid if the United Nations requested it. The statement came from Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom after talks with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.