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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules …


From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters

More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

In Mosul, hunger grows amid slow advances against IS

As Iraqi forces continue to make slow progress in the fight against IS in Mosul, clawing back territory house by house and block by block, food supplies are running dangerously …


U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of “America First,” two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims …


U.N. says 7.6 million Yemenis are ‘one step’ from famine

The director of U.N. humanitarian operations warned Tuesday that 7.6 million people in conflict-torn Yemen face severe food shortages and are “one step” from famine.