How humanitarian aid is being distributed in Gaza

Here's how it's distributed, and a look at why direct cash transfers are simply not sufficient given the state of Gaza's economy.
A convoy of trucks carry humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 22.
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Why U.S. dollars are a growing form of international aid

Feb 21, 2023
One reason to give cash: It empowers people to buy what they need, not what aid groups think they need.
Syrian rescue teams search for survivors after the recent catastrophic earthquake.
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How aid is getting to earthquake-affected Turkey and Syria

Inside the partnerships getting essential aid and care to those impacted by the recent earthquake.
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Biden pledges an additional $2.9 billion in aid to help fight the global food crisis

Sep 21, 2022
The good news? The world's producing enough food to feed everyone. The bad news? Getting it to hungry people is more expensive.
President Joe Biden speaks to the United Nations General Assembly, pledging $2.9 billion to fight the global food crisis.
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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.

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.