Foreign aid

In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 10, 2017 - 11:16 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of...
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Britain's newly appointed Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt poses for the media after leaving 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has named a new international development secretary to replace a Cabinet minister forced out over unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. Penny Mordaunt was promoted Thursday from the work and pensions department to the job overseeing Britain's foreign aid. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 09, 2017 - 10:56 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May named a new international development secretary on Thursday to replace a Cabinet minister forced out over unauthorized meetings with Israeli officials. Penny Mordaunt was promoted from the work and pensions department to the job overseeing Britain's...
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U.S. William Lacy Swing, left, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, IOM, Mark Lowcock, center, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator, and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Italian Filippo Grandi, right, listen to a journalist's question, during a press briefing after the Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
October 23, 2017 - 3:49 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. humanitarian agencies said a pledging conference held Monday raised $228 million in new funds to aid Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as governments and international organizations chipped in to help the Muslim minority group that has fled violence in Myanmar. A total of 35...
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Somalis bury a body of a victim who died in Saturday's truck blast, in Mogadishu's Medina hospital graveyard in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, Oct, 17, 2017. A United States military plane has landed in Somalia's capital with medical and humanitarian aid supplies after Saturday's massive truck bombing killed more than 300 people. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 17, 2017 - 10:26 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families gathered across Somalia's capital on Tuesday as funerals continued for the more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years. In a sandy cemetery at one Mogadishu hospital, mourners carried the coffin of a woman killed in...
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In this picture taken on Monday Oct. 16, 2017 and provided by The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, stand on destroyed street where they battle against the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. The U.S-backed Syrian forces battling the Islamic State group in Syria say Raqqa's national hospital, one of the militants' last holdouts in city has been captured. (Syrian Democratic Forces via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 7:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as Islamic State militants make their last stand in the city of Raqqa (all times local): 2:45 p.m. In international charity group says tens of thousands of people who fled the northern Syrian city of Raqqa are in bad need of aid and that the "camps...
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Peoples watch a televised speech by Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, by a roadside Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
October 12, 2017 - 11:39 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will coordinate all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the state to...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. The three-story Tudor-...
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September 14, 2017 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The vote was 211-198...
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September 14, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The vote was 211-198...
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September 09, 2017 - 6:36 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Red Cross says it is shocked by the killing of one of its staffers in South Sudan as dangers to humanitarian workers rise amid the country's civil war. A statement Saturday by the International Committee of the Red Cross said driver Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel was shot and...
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