Italy’s Salvini to appear in court for blocking Open Arms from docking | Refugee news

The head of the right-wing Lega party could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. Italy’s former interior minister Matteo Salvini is on trial on Saturday in the Sicilian capital Palermo for his role in preventing the Open Arms migrant rescue ship from docking in an Italian port in 2019. The prosecution … Read more

Haitian gang demands $1 million each for kidnapped US missionaries | Crime news

Violence, looting, roadblocks, armed gangs are increasing obstacles to humanitarian aid to impoverished nations. A gang that kidnapped members of a Christian missionary group from the United States is demanding a $1 million ransom per person, a top Haitian official told the Associated Press on Tuesday. The official, who was not authorized to speak to … Read more

Water crisis plagues tens of thousands in northeast Syria: NGOs | Water news

Beirut, Lebanon – Aid agencies say ongoing water shortages in northeast Syria are exacerbating an already devastating humanitarian crisis for tens of thousands of people. “The lives of children in Iraq and northeast Syria are at stake as drought, low water levels in key rivers and lack of access to maintain damaged water station infrastructure … Read more

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen grows as economy collapses: UN | United Nations News

Yemen’s economy is collapsing, the humanitarian crisis is deepening and the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation is becoming more violent, the deputy humanitarian head of the United Nations said. The stark remarks of Deputy Secretary-General Ramesh Rajasingham came out during a briefing to the UN Security Council on Thursday. More than 20 million … Read more

G20 agrees aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan | News about humanitarian crises

The Group of 20 (G20) has agreed to work together to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, even if it means coordinating efforts with the Taliban, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said after hosting an emergency summit . The European Union opened talks on Tuesday by pledge a billion euros ($1.2 billion), which will go … Read more

Qatar urges involvement with Taliban amid humanitarian crisis | Taliban news

Qatar believes that recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan is not a priority now, and that the focus should be on engaging with the new government and addressing humanitarian issues, a senior Qatari official said. Mutlaq al-Qahtani, special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister, on Tuesday called on other countries to work more closely with … Read more

Gaza’s undrinkable water ‘slowly poisons’ Palestinians | Gaza news

Gaza City – The water crisis in the Gaza Strip affects all two million inhabitants of the coastal enclave. Many people in Gaza have to buy their drinking water from private suppliers, as municipal tap water often fails due to extended power cuts and is usually too salty to drink even when it does. Heavily … Read more

Report concludes UK has waited too long for virus lockdown

A UK parliamentary report has concluded that the UK Conservative government has waited too long to impose a lockdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic Through DANICA KIRKA Associated Press October 12, 2021, 07:08 • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LONDON – The UK government has waited too long to impose … Read more

‘Unprecedented’ hunger in Lebanon as fuel crisis raises food costs | Hunger News

Beirut, Lebanon – Mohammad sat in the smaller supermarket where he worked, flipping through the pages of a notebook filled with a long list of customers who owed debts to the store. “More and more people are struggling with money and are asking us to make them pay later,” the 30-year-old Syrian refugee from Deraa … Read more

Ethiopian Airlines denies arms transport in Tigray conflict | Conflict news

The CNN investigation cited “cargo documents and manifests” and “eyewitness accounts and photographic evidence” that confirmed weapons were transported on Ethiopian Airlines between Addis Ababa and cities in Eritrea. Ethiopian Airlines has denied the findings of an investigation by CNN that it used its planes to transport weapons to and from Eritrea during the Tigray … Read more