Humanitarian assistance

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center with scarf, visits Chimanimani about 600 km south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday March 20, 2019. Mnangagwa visited a part of Chimanimnani affected by cyclone Idai and promised assitance in the form of food and rebuilding of homes. Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
March 20, 2019 - 10:33 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Zimbabwe's president says that "we do not want to hear that anyone has died of hunger" as aid is rushed to remote areas hit hard by a tropical cyclone. President...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 15, 2019 and provided by the International Red Cross, people carry their personal effects after Tropical Cyclone Idai, in Beira, Mozambique. Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai, which many say is the worst in more than 20 years. Speaking to state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said Monday, March 18 that although the official death count is currently 84, he believes the toll will be more than 1,000. (Denis Onyodi/IFRC via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 8:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rapidly rising floodwaters have created "an inland ocean" in Mozambique endangering scores of thousands of families, aid workers said Tuesday as they scrambled to rescue survivors of Cyclone Idai who clung to rooftops and trees. Hundreds were dead, many more were missing and...
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National Assembly President Juan Guaido greet supporters during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Guaido has declared himself interim president and demands new elections, arguing that President Nicolas Maduro's re-election last year was invalid. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 14, 2019 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved bills intended to step up U.S. pressure against the government of Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh). One would add new restrictions on the export of tear gas, riot gear and other ítems that...
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This undated photo provided by Carleton University shows Pius Adesanmi. Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada, was one of the victims who died Sunday, March 10, 2019, when an Ehtiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia. (Josh Hotz/Courtesy of Carleton University via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 4:27 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all among the 157 people from 35 countries who...
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March 11, 2019 - 3:58 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In a story March 11 about the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that China grounded its models of the same plane for nine hours. China's aviation authority ordered its airlines to ground their Boeing 737 8 Max...
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March 06, 2019 - 9:32 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 11 million people in North Korea — over 43 percent of the population — are undernourished and "chronic food insecurity and malnutrition is widespread," according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday. The report by Tapan Mishra, the head of the U.N. office in North...
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The United States special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams looks over the room before the start of a Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 01, 2019 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives in the latest effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into leaving office. The sanctions are in response...
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A youth, right, who was injured in clashes with Venezuelan National Guardsmen, who are blocking the entry of U.S.-supplied humanitarian aid on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, is carried by medics to a safe zone in La Parada, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. The delivery of humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation has faltered amid strong resistance from security forces who remain loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
February 25, 2019 - 9:38 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an open meeting Tuesday on the latest events in Venezuela at the request of the United States. U.N. political chief Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief the...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:37 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday on allies of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider "all options" to resolve Venezuela's crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido's...
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