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Closing a final chapter in the five-year Syrian war?

The Syrian Arab Army and Russian forces may be about to close the final chapter in the five-year Syrian war – and the Western media don’t seem to want to know about it. Indeed, most media coverage is given to … Continue reading →...
by International Aid on Aug 4, 2016

Australia accused of abusing refugees

Since 2012, refugees arriving in Australia by boat have been transferred to offshore centers in small Pacific nations such as Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. As of the end of June, Australia government records say that 442 people ...
by International Aid on Aug 3, 2016

Europe loses track of thousands of child refugees

European governments are losing track of significant numbers of children who have entered the continent without their parents as refugees from war-torn areas in the Middle East and beyond. In Belgium, for example, authorities can’t account for 156...
by International Aid on Aug 1, 2016

First evacuees from Aleppo utilize humanitarian corridor

Russia confirms 169 civilians were able to leave the opposition-held east of Syria’s Aleppo city through a “humanitarian corridor”. Dozens of families were reportedly among the evacuees. Russia also confirmed 69 rebels had laid down...
by International Aid on Jul 30, 2016

Humanitarian corridors out of Aleppo Syria

Forces loyal to the Syrian government seized the last road into rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo 11 days ago, effectively rendering them completely isolated. Russian and Syria have announced they are opening humanitarian corrido...
by International Aid on Jul 29, 2016

America’s oldest and most noble tradition: welcoming refugees

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy welcomed a Syrian family that had been turned away by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate. Meanwhile, 30 Republican Governors and one Democratic Governor officially announced...
by International Aid on Jul 28, 2016

Fraud among the challenges of delivering aid in a war zone

While the White House has placed humanitarian aid at the heart of its Syria policy, the government agency charged with disbursing it has frozen more than $200 million in contracts, fearing significant fraud. The U.S. Agency for International Develop...
by International Aid on Jul 27, 2016

US to admit more Central American refugees

The White House on Tuesday announced a substantial expansion of a program to admit Central American refugees to the United States, conceding that its efforts to protect migrants fleeing dangerous conditions had left too many people with no recourse.
by International Aid on Jul 27, 2016

German public raises concerns over asylum seekers

As Germany grapples with an extraordinary week of violence, critics have raised concerns over the system for admitting and settling asylum seekers and migrants from war-ravaged countries. Many of these attacks, including the Munich shootings, happene...
by International Aid on Jul 25, 2016

Humanitarian planning for the ‘day after’ Mosul

With plans advancing for the battle to retake Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, from ISIS, the military campaign to seize territory is making such rapid progress in Iraq and Syria that it now presents a daunting challenge: how to get humanitarian...
by International Aid on Jul 24, 2016

British schoolchildren learn empathy for refugees

In a quiet suburban school in northwest London, young children are asked to imagine that they need to leave their homes because Britain is at war. As they close their eyes and sit in silence, their teacher Teri-Louise O’Brien explains … Conti...
by International Aid on Jul 22, 2016

Iraq a worsening humanitarian crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is one of the largest, most complex and volatile in the world. Over 10 million Iraqis – nearly a third of the population – require some form of humanitarian assistance. During the next six months, … Continue...
by International Aid on Jul 21, 2016

Canadian pledges $358 million to Iraq

Prior to co-hosting of a major meeting in Washington to discuss Iraq’s current and long-term needs, the Canadian government pledged its humanitarian support to Iraq. The Canadian Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, said in a...
by International Aid on Jul 20, 2016

Six richest nations host just 9 percent of refugees

The six richest countries – which make up more than half the global economy – host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees, aid group Oxfam has said. The United States, China, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom ...
by International Aid on Jul 18, 2016

Venezuela Colombia humanitarian corridor

Thousands of hungry and needy Venezuelans crossed the border into Colombia for a second time this month to buy the bare necessities. Heavily armed with umbrellas, to combat torrential rain, thousands of Venezuelans went shopping in Colombia for food,...
by International Aid on Jul 17, 2016

A more outward looking Britain than ever before?

In his final days as British prime minister, David Cameron hailed Britain’s 12 billion pound ($16 billion) foreign aid budget as one of his greatest achievements. Britain last year enshrined in law its commitment to spend 0.7 percent of its ...
by International Aid on Jul 16, 2016

EU announces $161 million in humanitarian aid for seven African countries

The European Commission has announced over €145 million ($161 million) in humanitarian assistance for Africa’s Sahel region in 2016 to address the basic needs of the populations, tackle malnutrition and provide food to the most vulnerable peo...
by International Aid on Jul 15, 2016

Mormon Church provides $40 million per year in welfare and humanitarian efforts

[LDS spokesman] Elder Dallin H. Oaks said that each year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spends about $40 million on welfare, humanitarian and other LDS Church-sponsored projects around the world and has done so for more than …...
by International Aid on Jul 14, 2016

US humanitarian assistance for Syrians

Secretary John Kerry announced that the United States is providing nearly $439 million in additional lifesaving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this c...
by International Aid on Jul 13, 2016

Funding to encourage Syrian refugees to stay put

Many Syrians in Jordan who fled their country’s civil war have been working illegally. Now under a shrewd, delicate experiment that grew out of Europe’s desire to contain the influx of foreigners to its shores, Jordan has been persuaded to …...
by International Aid on Jul 12, 2016


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