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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Democrats blast Trump for threatening to cut wildfire aid to California

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off federal emergency aid to California for forest fires.


Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

President Donald Trump said Monday the U.S. would begin “cutting off, or substantially reducing” aid to three Central American nations over a migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border.


Aid groups decry ‘routine’ killing of Yemen’s civilians

The United Nations and humanitarian workers on Sunday condemned an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels that reportedly killed at least 15 civilians near the port city …


As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …


Inslee meets with Yakima Valley tree fruit growers, says Trump’s aid program won’t do much for local industry

“They want trade, rather than aid,” Gov. Jay Inslee said after meeting with several members of the Yakima Valley tree fruit industry during an hour-long roundtable Wednesday at Zirkle Fruit …


Farmers prefer Trump do trade deals than hand them cash

Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to …


U.N. calls for $150M for urgent relief in Syria

Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

UN gets $100M in new funds for Palestinian aid after U.S. cuts

The United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians after the U.S. slashed its aid, but it is still …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

U.N. begins aid delivery to rebel-held suburbs of Damascus

Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

Syrian troops advance in rebel-held region near capital

Syrian troops and allied militias have captured a number of villages and towns in a rebel-held region near the capital, in the largest advance since a wide-scale offensive began last …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

U.S. cuts aid to Cambodia, citing ‘anti-democratic’ actions

The United States cut back aid to Cambodia Tuesday to protest shrinking democracy in the Southeast Asia nation, where the party of longtime ruler Hun Sen swept Senate elections after …


U.N. humanitarian chief calls Yemen conditions ‘catastrophic’

The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that conditions in Yemen are “catastrophic” after three years of war, with 22.2 million people needing aid. And the U.N. envoy is accusing both …


FEMA says it is not cutting off aid to Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is not cutting off food and water supplies to Puerto Rico despite reports that it intended to do so.


FEMA says it is not cutting off aid to Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is not cutting off food and water supplies to Puerto Rico despite reports that it intended to do so.


Trump: Palestinians must return to talks to receive aid

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid money from the Palestinians until they return to peace talks with Israel as he sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on …


Hurricane relief effort led by ex-U.S. presidents raises $41M

A hurricane relief effort led by five former U.S. presidents that included a Texas concert with rock star Lady Gaga has raised more than $41 million.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

U.S. withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a “fundamental re-examination,” the …


U.N. says 100,000 people in Central African Republic need aid

The U.N. says some 100,000 people in the Central African Republic city of Paoua urgently need humanitarian aid following clashes between armed groups.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

U.S. set to cut U.N. money for Palestinian refugees

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than …


U.N. aid reaches displaced Syrians via cross-border crane drop

U.N. agencies are sending aid to some 50,000 displaced Syrians in a remote desert camp for the first time since June, hoisting supplies by crane across the sealed Jordan-Syria border.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

U.S. suspends security assistance to Pakistan

The Trump administration says it is suspending security assistance to the Pakistani military until it takes “decisive action” against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network that are targeting U.S. personnel …


Aid group projects 48,000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

An international aid agency projects that 48,000 babies will be born this year in overcrowded refugee camps for the Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar.


U.N. approves cross-border aid to rebel areas in Syria

The U.N. Security Council approved the delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year on Tuesday, with Russia urging a gradual end to the …


Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey

Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share …


Hunger at the doors of Damascus, as government blocks aid

At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Fifteen dead, 10 hurt in stampede for food aid in Morocco

A stampede in a southern Moroccan village left at least 15 people dead and five others injured Sunday as food aid was being distributed, the Interior Ministry said.


Texas governor: White House disaster aid bill ‘inadequate’

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday criticized as “completely inadequate” the Trump administration’s $44 billion request to Congress for disaster relief in his hurricane-ravaged state and other areas hammered …


Officials seek aid for businesses affected by wildfires

Economic leaders are looking to ask Oregon lawmakers to aid small businesses impacted by the summer’s harsh fire season.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

FEMA restores tally of clean water, power in Puerto Rico

The Trump administration says it is restoring numbers on a government website that show a running tally of how many people have access to clean drinking water and electricity. The …