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Attacks on aid workers rising in Pakistanupdated: Mon May 14 2012 02:25:00

In a three-minute video posted to the internet, Warren Weinstein begs the U.S. President to meet the demands of his Pakistani kidnappers in return for his life.

Italian soldiers die in western Afghanistanupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 04:43:00

Three Italian soldiers died in western Afghanistan on Monday after their vehicle fell into a ditch, police said.

Two aid workers killed in Somalia capitalupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 10:52:00

A man who was fired by an international aid group in Somalia this week returned to the office and shot dead two aid workers, a government official and the aid agency said Friday.

Airstrike hits displaced Somalis, kills 3, aid group saysupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 19:18:00

An airstrike hit a camp for people displaced by Somalia's humanitarian crisis Sunday, leaving three dead and dozens of people injured, the aid group Doctors Without Borders reported.

Aid effort a huge undertaking amid massive flooding in Thailandupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 21:30:00

More than two months of floods and 8 million people affected -- the disaster in Thailand is immense; the aid effort a challenge.

African Union to hold delayed fundraiser for famine reliefupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 07:34:00

The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.

Talks continue on restarting aid programs for Gaza, U.S. official saysupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 15:12:00

A day after the U.S. government announced the suspension of operations for American-funded aid organizations in the Gaza Strip, efforts are now underway to restart the $98 million worth of programming, according to an American government official.

U.S. relaxes rules governing food aid to starving Somalisupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 06:04:00

As international aid organizations struggle to save lives amidst what U.S. officials term "staggering" hunger on the Horn of Africa, the United States is hoping to ease some political concerns.

U.N., donors meet on Somalia famine as aid groups seek more helpupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 22:21:00

The World Bank has pledged more than $500 million for famine victims in Somalia as the United Nations met in emergency session Monday to address the aid response in Somalia, the hardest-hit nation in the region.

Terrorists behind Somalia famine?updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 11:36:00

Nearly four million Somalis face famine and a terrorist group may be to be blame. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

Aid agencies deal with terrorists to reach Somalia's starvingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 14:37:00

For aid donors and humanitarian agencies, it is a Faustian bargain: reach and save tens of thousands of people on the verge of starving to death. The price: come to an "understanding" with one of the most active affiliates of al Qaeda and perhaps help it retain control of large swathes of Somalia.

U.N. flies aid to Somalia after Islamist rebels lift banupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 16:06:00

The United Nations airlifted emergency supplies to help children in southern Somalia after Islamist rebels pledged to lift an aid ban they had imposed in areas under their control in the war-ravaged nation.

Kristin Davis talks Africa food crisisupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 16:06:00

"Sex and the City" actress Kristin Davis spoke to CNN about the impending food crisis in Africa.

Aid group: Hundreds of children fleeing drought arrive in Kenya dailyupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 06:58:00

More than 800 Somali children are arriving at crowded refugee camps in Kenya daily after walking for days to escape a prolonged drought, an aid group said this week.

U.S. aid to Pakistan muddled and lacks leadership, says reportupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 10:51:00

The United States provides Pakistan with $1.5 billion in aid annually, but this ambitious program lacks transparency, has muddled goals and is hampered by conflicting instructions from Washington.

UNICEF reports sexual violence in the Congo regionupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 16:05:00

The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed hundreds of sexual violence victims in the past two months as women and girls continue to be prime targets of retaliation between rival militias along the country's porous borders, according to aid agencies.

Collision at intersection of quick fix and long haul in Afghanistan, Pakistanupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 14:16:00

The death this month of British aid worker Linda Norgrove in Afghanistan and the subsequent discussion about aid worker safety have fueled a row between the United States and nongovernmental organizations about how to deliver aid and do development work in conflict zones like Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Aid groups say lead poisoning has killed 400 children in Nigeriaupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 05:01:00

As many as 400 children have died of lead poisoning-related illnesses in Nigeria since March, two international aid groups say, and as many as 30,000 people could be affected by lead contamination.

Obama, world leaders address Sudan referendum at UN summitupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 18:16:00

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday implored Sudanese officials to fully implement a 2005 peace agreement and move forward with a referendum that could see Sudan split into two nations.

Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000, UN saysupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 14:24:00

Heavy rains in Niger have displaced nearly 200,000 in recent weeks, the United Nations says, calling on donors and aid agencies to send shelter material, blankets and other supplies.

Pakistan not aware of threats to foreign aid workers, official saysupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 05:21:00

Pakistan's government is not aware of any threat against international aid workers helping with flood relief efforts in the country, despite concerns from U.S. officials and others.

U.N.: Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000updated: Sun Aug 29 2010 23:34:00

Heavy rains in Niger have displaced nearly 200,000 in recent weeks, the United Nations says, calling on donors and aid agencies to send shelter material, blankets and other supplies.

U.S. aid official calls threats to flood workers 'deeply saddening'updated: Sat Aug 28 2010 16:23:00

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah has addressed reports of threats to international aid workers helping with flood relief efforts in Pakistan, calling it "deeply saddening that others would choose to use these environments to propagate themselves or to threaten international aid workers."

UN seeks humanitarian access to Darfur campupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 07:27:00

The United Nations humanitarian chief urged Sudan to allow aid workers into a Darfur refugee camp that has been closed for nearly two weeks, limiting access to 80,000 displaced people.

Somali militant group bans 3 international aid groupsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 00:16:00

Al Qaeda-linked militants have banned three international aid groups from working in Somalia, claiming they are "actively propagating Christianity" in the predominantly Muslim nation.

Millions facing hunger in Nigerupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 16:22:00

Cattle carcasses dot the desert. More beggars show up at street corners in the capital, Niamey. These are indications that Niger is on the brink of catastrophe, say aid workers.

Mass graves in Haitiupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:09:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper finds a mass grave on the outskirts of Haiti's earthquake-shattered capital Port-au-Prince.

Low-tech radios connect some Haitiansupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:09:00

In the brutal aftermath of Haiti's earthquake, Jean-Robert Gaillard turned to his low-tech radio for solace and for a lifeline.

Powerful images from Haitiupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 17:57:00

CNN Photojournalist Phil Littleton brings us powerful images of earthquake aftermath in Haiti.

President Clinton to oversee Haiti relief, rebuilding effortsupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 17:57:00

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon handed President Clinton additional responsibility Wednesday for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, charging him with overseeing aid efforts as well as reconstruction.

Massive food distribution to begin Sunday in Port-au-Princeupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 22:12:00

Massive food distribution coordinated by the World Food Programme, international aid agencies and the Haitian government will begin Sunday in the quake-ravaged capital.

Task of rebuilding Haiti expected to be ambitious, arduousupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 12:51:00

In a modest office in the neighborhood of Petionville, Haiti, engineers, architects, aid workers and government officials are working on the earthquake-ravaged country's future. They call it Haiti 2.0.

Scenes from a disasterupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 12:51:00

CNN's Hala Gorani reflects on the Haitian disaster and the manifestations of the human spirit.

Families to Haiti: Don't give up, keep searching for quake victimsupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:31:00

Thousands of people were pushing for rescue efforts in Haiti to continue Sunday, after a 24-year-old man was pulled alive from the ruins on Saturday, 11 days after the nation's devastating earthquake.

Man pulled to safetyupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:31:00

A man trapped beneath a collapsed grocery store was pulled to safety after 11 days. CNN's Hala Gorani reports.

Aid groups urge halt to new Haiti adoptionsupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:37:00

Three aid groups called Thursday for an immediate halt to any new adoptions of Haitian children after last week's earthquake.

Helping Haiti's orphansupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:37:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports on the situation at some of quake-ravaged Haiti's orphanages.

Bottlenecks persist at Haiti's border with Dominican Republicupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 00:04:00

As delivery of aid to Haiti is hampered by damaged ports and an overwhelmed airport, another conduit into the earthquake-ravaged nation -- its border with the Dominican Republic -- has become a challenging crossing itself, a United Nations situation report says.

Doctor: problems in Haitiupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 00:04:00

Christiane Amanpour talks to Doctors Without Borders about the problems they face trying to treat patients in Haiti.

Trying to prevent 'absolutely catastrophic' situation in Haitiupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 09:36:00

International aid groups were feverishly trying to get supplies into quake-ravaged Haiti on Thursday to prevent the situation from going from "dire to absolutely catastrophic."

Southern Sudan needs help to avoid war, aid agencies sayupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 12:06:00

Major conflict could return to southern parts of Sudan unless international action bolsters a faltering peace accord, ten aid agencies said in a report released Thursday.

A hub for relief in Pakistanupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 13:59:00

Refugees flee fighting in Waziristan, Pakistan. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Caught in crossfire, civilians flee Waziristanupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 13:59:00

They come trudging up a dirt path in single file, towards a white cricket stadium in the middle of this dusty provincial town.

Flood warning for drought-hit East Africaupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 08:28:00

Heavy rains triggered by El Nino weather patterns could potentially prove devastating for east African nations that have been water-starved for months, the United Nations has warned.

Mia Farrow ends fast after health concernsupdated: Fri May 08 2009 21:23:00

Mia Farrow ended her liquid-only fast aimed at calling attention to the crisis in Darfur after 12 days as her health took "a downturn," according to her publicist.

Farrow goes on hunger strikeupdated: Fri May 08 2009 21:23:00

Actress Mia Farrow explains why she she went on a hunger strike to draw attention to the plight of people in Darfur.

Homeless, in debt: Myanmar cyclone survivors struggleupdated: Fri May 01 2009 23:06:00

Debt problems and lack of credit. A housing crisis and a funding shortfall. These are not the problems of the Western world in the face of the global economic downturn, but some of the lingering challenges in Myanmar one year after devastating Cyclone Nargis hit the country, aid groups said.

Aid groups: Humanitarian crisis leads to piracyupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:10:00

Recent headlines focusing on the rash of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia should instead focus on the humanitarian crisis driving Somalis to commit crimes on the high seas, an international aid group said Thursday.

One million people at risk in Darfur, U.N. saysupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 00:00:00

More than one million people in Darfur are at risk of losing food, water and shelter in coming months, following the expulsion of international aid groups by Sudan's government, the United Nations' chief humanitarian coordinator said Tuesday.

U.S. blames Sudan's president for Darfur 'catastrophe'updated: Wed Mar 18 2009 17:11:00

The U.S. State Department threw aside diplomatic language Tuesday, attacking Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for creating what it calls a "catastrophe" by throwing many international aid workers out of the country.

Darfur faces meningitis crisis, ousted aid worker saysupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 12:07:00

A meningitis outbreak is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people in Darfur, according to an aid agency expelled from the country last week.

Sudan: 'Process is unlawful'updated: Sat Mar 07 2009 06:16:00

Sudan's ambassador to Britain reacts to the ICC arrest warrant for Sudan's president.

White House meets aid groups over Darfurupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 06:16:00

Obama administration officials huddled at the White House Thursday night with non-governmental organizations currently operating in Darfur, after the Sudanese president announced that 13 aid groups must leave the country.

Sudan orders aid agency expulsionsupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 19:54:00

Sudan ordered a number of international aid agencies to leave the country Wednesday after an arrest warrant was issued for the country's president, a United Nations source in the capital city of Khartoum said.

Hamas claims victoryupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 12:53:00

Hamas supporters parade in the streets in Gaza City claiming victory over Israel. CNN's Ben Wedeman explains.

Aid worker: Let us take supplies into Gazaupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 12:53:00

Monday, January 19: It is the second day of the cease-fire. The Mercy Corps staff in Gaza [is] all very happy with the news. No one is sure if it will last, but for now I can hear the relief in their voices. Unfortunately, massive challenges and frustrations remain.

Fighting takes toll on childrenupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 07:21:00

Psychologist Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj joins CNN to discuss the fighting in Gaza and the emotional impact on children.

Aid worker: Gaza blockade lacks all humanityupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 07:21:00

Thursday morning, January 8, Jerusalem

Cuba refuses hurricane aid offer, U.S. saysupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 17:58:00

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, on Monday urged the Cuban government to think again about its refusal of direct U.S. assistance for hurricane victims.

Zimbabwe restricts aid agencies, reports sayupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 10:46:00

Less than a week after lifting a ban on aid agencies, Zimbabwe's government has imposed harsh restrictions on humanitarian groups operating in the country, according to reports Tuesday in the government-controlled media.

Japanese aid worker seized in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 10:58:00

Gunmen Tuesday seized a Japanese aid worker and his driver in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

4 aid workers killed in Afghan attackupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 10:47:00

The Taliban said its gunmen opened fire on an aid group's vehicle in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing four International Rescue Committee workers and prompting the organization to suspend its operations.

Why one girl refuses to rememberupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 12:40:00

Nway pretends that it never happened. Burmese Resilient After Cycloneupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 16:30:00

Survival instincts of the Burmese who were affected by a recent cyclone were a major factor in the reduction of deaths in the country Afghan Gov't Seeks $15B in Aidupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 15:00:00

Afghanistan hopes leaders from more than 60 countries meeting in Paris on Thursday will pledge some $15 billion to help rebuild a nation wracked by poverty and the Taliban insurgency

Zimbabwe aid ban 'puts millions at risk'updated: Fri Jun 06 2008 23:34:00

Millions of people in Zimbabwe already facing economic hardship and hunger are being put at risk by a government ban on relief organizations, the United Nations warned Friday, saying it would urge a lifting of restrictions.

Schools destroyed in Myanmarupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 23:18:00

Footage of all the damage to schools in Myanmar after a cyclone ravaged the country. When Peacekeepers Prey on Childrenupdated: Tue May 27 2008 18:00:00

A devastating report accuses U.N. peacekeepers as well as aid workers of engaging in the sexual abuse of children in disaster areas and war zones Burmese Junta Issues Warningupdated: Thu May 15 2008 10:35:00

Burma's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid in the wake of this month's devastating cyclone

Bloated corpses pile up; first U.S. aid flight arrives in Myanmarupdated: Tue May 13 2008 01:56:00

Bodies continued to pile up in Myanmar as the first U.S. aircraft carrying relief supplies touched down Monday in the cyclone-ravaged country. Iraq's Need: A Humanitarian Surgeupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 16:35:00

Angelina Jolie's visit notwithstanding, the do-good organizations are too cowed by violence to return to Iraq

Survivors grieve for cyclone deadupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 19:05:00

Survivors of a storm that killed more than 3,000 people in the impoverished nation of Bangladesh grieved and buried their loved ones Monday as they waited for aid to arrive.

Anger in Chadupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 12:13:00

Joseph Ochieno of the Uganda People's Congress joins CNN to discuss anger in Chad over a failed bid to remove orphans.

Losing faith in charity: Is there any hope left for NGOs?updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 12:13:00

The image of a benevolent West has taken a battering in Africa this week, as 103 children earmarked for care by French families were airlifted from a border settlement between Chad and Sudan on a flight bound for France.

Sudan expels aid agency directorupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 08:10:00

Sudan has expelled the top official in Sudan of the U.S.-based aid group CARE.

Nepal dad sold girl for $25, paid in installmentsupdated: Mon Sep 25 2006 14:36:00

We went from store to store in Kathmandu, Nepal, talking with shopkeepers and trying to find one of the country's thousands of "kamlaris" or female-child bonded laborers.

Indonesia quake: Where to donateupdated: Sun May 28 2006 03:19:00

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the earthquake in Indonesia. The groups include:

Quake zone goes to schoolupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 18:47:00

Putting education first is common in Kashmir.

Aid agencies working in the quake zoneupdated: Sun Oct 09 2005 20:08:00

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the devastating earthquake in South and Central Asia. The groups include:

USAID chief defends Bush's Africa planupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 20:10:00

Too much aid to Africa without corresponding economic and political reform could cause relief efforts for the continent's poorest countries to fail, the head of the U.S. international aid agency said Sunday.

Italian hostage freed in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 13:56:00

An Italian aid worker held hostage in Afghanistan has been released after more than three weeks in captivity, according to Italian and Afghan officials.

Italian abducted in Afghanistanupdated: Mon May 16 2005 14:19:00

An Italian aid worker was abducted Monday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the Italian Embassy.

Three arrested over Congo killingsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 16:22:00

Three militia fighters have been arrested in connection with the murders of nine U.N. peacekeepers on patrol in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday.

Howard: Aid key to long-term planupdated: Sun Jan 09 2005 20:04:00

Australian relief efforts in tsunami-hit Indonesia could underpin improved relations between the two nations, regional analysts say.

Aid filters through to Tamil areaupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 12:39:00

Aid relief is finding its way to the Tamil-controlled parts of northern Sri Lanka, but there are some obstacles for those on the ground, CNN's Stan Grant reports.

Agencies struggle to deliver foodupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 07:17:00

Ships unloaded thousands of tons of food at docks on Sumatra's east coast, but relief planners struggled to finds ways to get the supplies to the Indonesian Island's west coast and the 800,000 people who survived the disaster.

Aid groups accepting donations for victimsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 16:18:00

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunamis that caused widespread destruction in parts of South Asia and East Africa. The groups include:

Attacks force aid group from Iraqupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 08:37:00

The international relief group Medecins Sans Frontieres is stopping its activities in Iraq because of "escalating violence" in the country that is endangering its staff and other aid workers.

Italy: 'Sudanese' refugees liedupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 03:20:00

Italian authorities say some of the 37 African immigrants who landed in Sicily after a three-week standoff in the Mediterranean appear to have lied about coming from Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region.

Threat of humanitarian crisis in Sudanupdated: Mon May 03 2004 17:17:00

In Africa's largest country -- gutted by civil war for a generation -- in a place so chaotic Osama bin Laden once found it to be the ideal place to hide, another calamity unfolds.

Aid reaches northern Ugandaupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 09:40:00

International aid workers have found the break in the security situation they have been waiting for to enter a war-torn region of northern Uganda.

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