Helping is one goal of humanitarian aid. Another is claiming credit.

Mar 23, 2022
Countries and international organizations want people to know about the foreign aid they provide.
President Biden signs the Consolidated Appropriations Act on March 15 to fund the U.S. government, which also sent $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine.
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Refugee advocates want the U.S. to do more for Ukrainians fleeing war

Mar 14, 2022
Resettlement agencies say they're ready to help.
Ukrainians board a train bound for western Poland on Monday. The Biden administration has yet to formally welcome refugees to the United States.
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Among the aid Ukrainian refugees can expect: cold, hard cash

Mar 10, 2022
Red Cross founder Clara Barton gave cash to war refugees in the 1870s. Now, aid organizations say it empowers refugees more than in-kind aid.
Residents of Kharkiv, Ukraine, take shelter in a metro station. As aid pours in, many experts believe money would provide the greatest benefit to victims of the war.
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Humanitarian aid to Ukraine takes many forms

Mar 1, 2022
The U.N. estimates that between 3 million and 5 million people could be displaced in the coming months.
Volunteers of a humanitarian center sort clothes donated for evacuees in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Feb. 27, 2022.
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Humanitarian groups scramble as Taliban takes power in Afghanistan

Aug 16, 2021
The hardline government might need the groups to provide basic social services. But it's also likely to fear their human rights advocacy.
Afghan women stand with items received from a charity in Herat in December 2019.
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As conflict continues in Yemen, getting aid to civilians is a challenge

Dec 6, 2018
Relief International's country director tells us what it's like on the ground and how her organization is providing aid in a war zone.
A Yemeni child suffering from a diphtheria infection nibbles a piece of bread on a hospital bed in the capital Sana'a in October.
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Tens of thousands of Haitians and others face losing their temporary legal status

Nov 21, 2017
The Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, Nicaraguans and maybe other groups.

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Aleppo bombings continue, as aid grows scarce

Sep 29, 2016
Before the war, Aleppo was Syria's largest city with its commercial center, thus an important and symbolic city.
Aleppo's citadel is seen through destruction in this picture taken on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of the city's historic citadel, after Syria's army took control of the rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.
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As humanitarian crises grow, so does the aid industry

Aug 11, 2014
The industry that cares for vulnerable people expands with the need.
A displaced Iraqi girl from the Yazidi community holds a piece of bread after crossing the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq, on August 11, 2014. Most of the Yazidi is out of reach for humanitarian aid workers.
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A new pitch for humanitarian aid to Syria

Dec 16, 2013
The United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at an end-of-year press conference on December 16, 2013 at UN headquarters in New York City. The Secretary-General spoke about global challenges and UN successes of 2013.
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