Justice elusive for slain aid workers worldwide

Aug 21, 2016

Justice elusive for slain aid workers worldwide


In a massacre that shocked the world’s humanitarian community, 17 aid workers were killed a decade ago outside their office in northeast Sri Lanka — executed at point-blank range with automatic weapons in one of the worst attacks on humanitarians. Justice remains elusive for ...

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug 11, 2016

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war. More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are ...

Jul 31, 2016

India providing food to laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia

India’s foreign minister said the government is providing food aid to thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who are not able to buy food after losing their jobs in the kingdom. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a series of tweets over the ...

Jun 17, 2016

MSF rejects EU funds over 'shameful' migrant policy

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said it would no longer take funds from the EU in protest at its “shameful” policies on the migration crisis, including a deal with Turkey. The charity, widely known by its French acronym MSF (Medecins Sans ...

May 23, 2016

Peace Corps coming to Vietnam for first time

The Peace Corps is at last coming to Vietnam. President Barack Obama was expected to announce Monday during his visit to Vietnam that the Peace Corps will be invited to establish operations in that country, the volunteer organization said. The volunteers will focus on ...