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  • UN panel: $40 billion needed to aid people in war, disasters

    01/17/2016 8:55:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 10:41 AM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    An estimated $40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters - and one possibility to help fill the $15 billion funding gap is a small voluntary tax on tickets for soccer games and other sports, concerts and entertainment events, airline travel, and gasoline, a U.N.-appointed panel said. The panel's report on humanitarian financing, launched Sunday by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at an event in Dubai, says the world is spending around $25 billion today to provide life-saving assistance to 125 million people devastated by...
  • Container with aid for "refugees" was full of weapons and ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    jessuatwork You Tube account ^ | Published on YouTube September 9, 2015
    Watch the video to see what the “aid for Syrian refugees” was: It would appear the relief supplies were actually a container filled with weapons. Remember, this arrived in Greece specifically designated for the Syrian “refugees” – I’m looking for more details on the video. CNN or international media? {{{crickets}}}
  • United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

    05/06/2015 6:43:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | May 6, 2015 | NA
    oday in Djibouti, Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in Yemen, including 300,000 newly internally displaced persons. The funds will support the activities of the World Food Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, and other organizations, providing food, water, shelter, medical care, protection, and other assistance. With this announcement, U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance for Yemen in Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 now totals more than $188 million.
  • Israel Sends Humanitarian Search, Rescue, Medical Team To Nepal

    04/25/2015 8:34:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 25, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — April 25, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following the lethal earthquake in Nepal and nearby areas, held an assessment of the situation, via telephone, with Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Israel Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. It was agreed to dispatch – as soon as possible – a rescue delegation including medical support. The humanitarian delegation will land near the affected zone and make its preparations until it becomes possible to land in Nepal. Israelis in the affected zone will receive the means necessary to return to Israel. The Prime...

    10/19/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 19,2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    The Bible says if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink—doing so will “heap burning coals” of shame on his head. But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes. Quite the reverse, the aid convoys have to pay off ISIS emirs (leaders) for the convoys to enter the eastern Syrian extremist strongholds of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, providing yet another income stream for ISIS militants,...
  • Health impacts of Japan disaster relief (Fukushima/USS Reagan crew) **UPDATE**

    08/24/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 2 replies
    multiple | 08/26/2014 | multiple
    Okay. I'm not sure how I missed the updates/reports other than the fact that they appear not to have been posted here at FR. Principal source link is the PDF report to Congress in regards to a prior post here:("Final Report to the Congressional Defense Committees in Response to the Joint Explanatory Statement Accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, page 90, “Radiation Exposure” "). (link will open/download the PDF) An update on the USS Ronald Reagan crew lawsuit re their mysterious illnesses in the wake of Operation Tomodachi is here: ("USS Reagan Sailors’ Lawsuit Found ‘Lacking’ Nuclear Expert...
  • Russian Humanitarian Aid? Past Recipients Say There's No Such Thing

    08/13/2014 2:03:42 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Nearly 300 Russian trucks are headed for the Ukrainian border. Moscow says they're filled with humanitarian aid. But many others are deeply skeptical, particularly countries in the former Soviet bloc with their own bitter memories of Russian "assistance" in the form of military invasions. Georgia, 1993...Czechoslovakia, 1968...Hungary, 1956...Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, 1940....
  • South Sudan Establishes Database On Homeless Children

    09/19/2013 1:46:47 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | September 19, 2013 | Christian Edwards
    South Sudan Establishes Database On Homeless ChildrenBy Christian EdwardsJuba, South Sudan — September 19, 2013 (SSN) … Ms. Awut Deng, South Sudan Minister of Gender Child, Social welfare and Humanitarian Affairs, has engaged in a countrywide audit aimed at establishing the actual number of street children and orphans for the purpose of national planning. Minister Deng has travelled to the Eastern Equatoria state to assess the situation of the homeless children there. Her visit, she said was to collect views of various civil servants, experts, charity workers on how best the street children could be helped to lead a normal...
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • White House announces $105 million in Africa aid

    08/08/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has approved $105 million for humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa to combat worsening drought and famine. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation and health services to those in need.
  • Israel Defense Forces Humanitarian Medical, Aid Delegation Leaves For Japan

    03/25/2011 3:31:19 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | March 25, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Defense Forces Humanitarian Medical, Aid Delegation Leaves For Japan By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- March 25, 2011 ..... Israel's warm, caring, brave humanitarian heart is again at work as the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corps delegation with over 50 soldiers are prepared to depart Israel for the Miyagi district in Japan on Saturday, March 26th 2011, at 11 pm.. The IDF delegation will consist of around fifty soldiers and officers including logistics teams, Israel experts in the field of population management, Japanese translators, experts from the Israel Committee of Atomic...
  • Church Update on Response to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (Mormon)

    03/15/2011 10:46:10 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 218 replies
    LDS Newsroom ^ | March 14, 2011 | Press Release
    Church Update on Response to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 14 March 2011 — Salt Lake CityNews Release As the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami continues to unfold, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is assessing how it will best provide relief. News reports indicate that the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is nearing 3,000 and will likely continue to rise. The majority of casualties in Japan are expected to be from the tsunami rather than the earthquake. Tens of thousands more are homeless and millions are without power. The government of Japan...
  • USS Ronald Reagan in Japan to provide assistance

    03/13/2011 9:33:41 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 18 replies ^ | Sunday, March 13, 2011 | USNavySeals blog
    The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has arrived in Japan. Fleet officials revealed on Saturday that more units belonging to the 7th Fleet are due to arrive over the weekend to provide assistance to areas that have been devastated by the tsunami that followed the magnitude-8.9 earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon. In an update on their Facebook page, the 7th Fleet shared that the crews of two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters, along with Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 14, delivered 1,500 pounds of rice and bread to Shiroishi City in the Miyagi prefecture in Japan. The donations came...
  • Iranian Legislator Says Egypt Promised to Enable His Entry to Gaza

    07/28/2010 6:18:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 3+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 07.28.10, 21:09 / Israel News | Dudi Cohen
    SNIPPET: "Iranian parliament member Mahmoud Ahmadi Bigesh said Wednesday that Egypt has promised to issue entry permits for him and three of his fellow parliament members, who want to enter the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing."
  • Arab Journalists Come Out in Support of Israeli Flotilla Actions

    For The Record - The IPT Blog "Arab Journalists Come Out in Support of Israeli Flotilla Actions" by IPT News • Jun 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm SNIPPET: "Journalists in the Arab world have come out in support of Israel in the aftermath of last month's flotilla incident, which left 9 dead after Hamas-tied "humanitarian activists" attacked Israeli commandos with clubs, knives, and other weapons. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released excerpts from an interview with Magdi Khalil, an Egyptian-American writer, aired on June 15 on Al-Jazeera TV. Khalil explains: "The Turkish ship, however, was organized by a...
  • Iran Blinks, Will Not Send "Aid Ship" to Gaza

    06/24/2010 10:46:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1+ views
    (CNN) via JIHAD ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    Iran blinks, will not send "aid ship" to Gaza SNIPPET: "IRNA said that Sheikholeslam told reporters in the northern city of Rasht that the ship had originally been scheduled to depart for Gaza on Thursday, but that its departure was postponed until Sunday because of restrictions imposed by Israel. He added that officials then decided instead to cancel the trip altogether, shipping to Gaza the goods by other means, IRNA said."
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "( – Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israel’s...

    06/16/2010 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 725+ views
    SNIPPET: "The Turkish group IHH announced Wednesday that it will send another flotilla to Gaza comprised of six ships during the second half of July. On the same day, Israel added IHH to its terrorist watch list." SNIPPET: "An IHH press conference was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, organized by Richard Howitt, a British member of the Parliament. During the conference, Howitt encouraged the EU to back the new flotilla initiative, stating: "If this terrible (May 31) tragedy tips the balance so that the international community finally insists on full and unhindered humanitarian access to Gaza, then some...
  • Navy braces for next flotillas

    06/15/2010 4:02:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 915+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/15/2010 04:51 | By YAAKOV KATZ
    SNIPPET: "The navy will operate under the assumption that groups of provocateurs are aboard any future ships that try to break the Israel-imposed sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, Deputy Commander of the Navy Rear-Admiral Rani Ben-Yehuda told The Jerusalem Post on Monday."

    06/14/2010 12:25:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,075+ views
    SNIPPET: "Majlis National Security Committee chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Egyptian parliament, Muhammad Al-Fiqi, has authorized the members of the Iranian flotilla, which is to arrive via the Suez Canal, to enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing. Boroujerdi clarified that this flotilla, which includes Majlis members, is distinct from the one being organized by the Iranian Red Crescent."
  • Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH...

    06/10/2010 9:20:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 524+ views
    "Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers 1" SNIPPET: "Overview 1. The videotaped statements of two Mavi Marmara crew members show that preparations for a violent confrontation with IDF forces were put in motion about two hours before the boarding began, when the Israeli Navy hailed the ship and told it to halt. 2. According to the statements, the atmosphere aboard the Mavi Marmara was tense and the crew noticed a gathering on the main deck. When they checked the upper deck they discovered that...
  • Israel’s Critics and Hollow Lies

    06/10/2010 4:55:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 53+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-10 | Rick Moran
    In the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla incident, we have witnessed a tsunami of virulent, over-the-top criticism of the state of Israel for its actions in interdicting the so-called “peace activists” before they could dock at the port of Gaza. Reasonable people can argue whether the decision on the methods used to stop the ships was the correct course for the Israeli government to take. Indeed, there is a healthy debate within Israel itself over this very issue, including questions about intelligence, tactics, and whether the propaganda victory handed to pro-Palestinian activists could have been avoided while still maintaining the...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Violence and Humanitarian Aid

    06/01/2010 3:39:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 284+ views
    SNIPPET: “Condemnations of Israel’s commando raid on the flotilla trying to break a blockade on Gaza are pouring in after 10 people were reported killed in the violence at sea early Monday. Egypt announced Tuesday that it would open its border with Gaza, which Reuters describes as “a major boost for Hamas and a blow to efforts by Israel and its Western allies to cripple the Islamists.” Turkey is threatening to send more ships, escorted by its own navy, while there are fears Hizballah will use the incident to justify a new wave of rocket attacks toward Israel. Was it,...
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting

    06/09/2010 5:54:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 144+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after Meeting Oval Office 11:58 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Be careful, careful. Before I begin, I know that there was just a vote in the United Nations Security Council. I'm going to comment on that separately. I don't want to detract from the topic at hand here. So for reporters who are interested in that issue, I...

    06/07/2010 12:29:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 59 replies · 258+ views - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/07/2010 10:05 | n/a
      The Iranian Red Crescent is planning to send two ships to Gaza this week it was announced on Monday. AFP quotes Red Crescent director for international affairs Abdolrauf Adibzadeh  as saying: "One ship will carry donations made by the people and the other will carry relief workers. The ships will be sent to Gaza by end of this week."  
  • IDF Attacks 3 Gaza Tunnels

    05/21/2010 12:58:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 711+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 05.21.10, 07:07 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets attacked three tunnels in the Gaza Strip in a joint Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet operation on Thursday night, several hours after a Qassam rocket hit the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Two of the targets attacked were in the southern Strip and one was in the northern Strip. According to the IDF, terrorists were using the tunnels to try to infiltrate Israel. The IDF Spokesperson's Office said the tunnels were located about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) from the border fence and that the targets were hit. There have been no reports of injuries among...

    06/05/2010 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies · 789+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 06.06.10, 07:44 / Israel News | Roee Nahmias
    SNIPPET: "Free Palestine Movement, Reporters with Borders say plan to send ship carrying dozens of activists, European MPs to Gaza as early as next weekend" SNIPPET: "The Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara ship and the Irish-owned Rachel Corrie ship are not alone: Two non-governmental Lebanese organizations announced Saturday that the plan to send an aid vessel of their own to the Gaza Strip as early as next weekend. In a press conference in Beirut, the Free Palestine Movement and Reporters without Borders organization announced that the ship, which will be carrying humanitarian aid, will include passengers interested in expressing their solidarity, as...
  • 'Rachel Corrie' ignores Navy request to stop

    06/04/2010 11:50:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 63 replies · 2,152+ views
    Ynet reporters and AP ^ | Latest Update: 06.05.10, 09:14 / Israel News | N/A
    “’Rachel Corrie’ ignores Navy request to stop” SNIPPET: “IDF warns Irish-owned vessel not to approach blockaded Gaza, invites activists to unload humanitarian aid at Ashdod Port. Sail’s organizers turn down offer. Palestinians: Vessel seized some 55 kilometers from Strip. Earlier, US official says vessel should sail to Ashdod in interest of safety”
  • Laughter is good

    06/04/2010 4:30:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 278+ views
    INTERNET ^ | June 4, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Watch Video at link. Quote: LAUGHTER IS GOOD But it's better when you are able to defend yourself, your family, and your country.
  • Israel Aids Haiti While Arab Nations Are Noticeably Absent

    01/25/2010 2:35:12 PM PST · by PRePublic · 12 replies · 538+ views
    jenniferhanin ^ | 01,2010
    Israel Aids Haiti While Arab Nations Are Noticeably Absent The Jerusalem Post just characterized Israel’s prompt response to Haiti’s earthquake victims as the Israel’s “public relations knight in shining armor.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Israelis and non-Israeli Jews have a long history of helping those in need.
  • The Myth of the Gaza Blockade

    12/09/2009 4:39:36 AM PST · by Tzvi · 12 replies · 556+ views
    Israel National News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Statistics provided by the Palestinian Authority show that the so-called blockade of Gaza is far from a blockade. The PA Interior Ministry this week stated that nearly 3,000 Arabs left Gaza for medical care in the last three months.
  • Afghan Tribes Find Common Ground During Humanitarian Aid Drop

    06/12/2009 4:35:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 263+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Rob Frazier, USA
    WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan, June 12, 2009 – Every summer, the Kuchi tribe migrates through the Daymardad district of this central-Afghanistan province, allowing their animals to graze in the open pastures belonging to the Hazara tribe. This frequently has sparked violent territorial disputes. An elder with the Kuchi tribe explains his situation to Ali Khashe, deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, center in gray jacket, June 8, 2009. The Kuchi have asked for water and veterinarian supplies for their livestock as a condition to stop fighting with the Hazara tribe. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rob Frazier  (Click photo for screen-resolution...

    01/12/2009 1:38:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 51 replies · 2,418+ views
    IsraelMFA via ^ | Added to December 12, 2009 | n/a
    "HAMAS MISSILES FOR ISRAELI FOOD" (Added January 12, 2009) VIDEO DESCRIPTION - QUOTE: IsraelMFA January 12, 2009 Israel gives food, medicine and electricity to Gaza citizens and gets rockets in return. Category: News & Politics Tags: Israel Hamas war rockets missile humanitarian aid children shield Gaza
  • Israel accepts truce 'principles'

    01/07/2009 2:25:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 300+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 7, 2009
    Israel has agreed "on the principles" of a ceasefire proposal, raising hopes of an end to its conflict with Palestinian militants in Gaza. "The challenge now is to get the details to match the principles," Israeli spokesman Mark Regev said. The Palestinian militant group Hamas said there were "positive signs but no agreement yet". The UN Security Council in New York has resumed discussions on the proposal, put forward by France and Egypt. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the US supported the Franco-Egyptian initiative and that she had spoken to Arab ministers and the Israelis about moving forward...
  • Israel to open humanitarian corridor in Gaza Strip

    01/06/2009 10:43:04 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 494+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2008 | Damien McElroy in Jerusalem
    Israeli ground forces, which invaded Gaza on Saturday to counter rocket fire by armed Palestinian factions, have bisected the territory and encircled major populated areas. Mr Olmert's office said in a statement that the corridor had been recommended by Israel's military chiefs and would entail granting periodic access to various areas of the strip to allow Palestinians to stock up on vital goods. An Olmert spokesman, Mark Regev, described the measure as a "special status to allow the transfer of people, foodstuffs and medicines" and said it could be implemented on Wednesday. It comes as the first signs of a...
  • Hamas Diverting Medicine, Aid from Gaza Civilians

    01/06/2009 5:24:38 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 26 replies · 641+ views
    According to Israeli defense officials, the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hamas is stealing a significant portion of the medicine originally delivered to Gaza for Palestinian civilians to treat its fighters, The Jerusalem Post reported. Despite the ongoing Israeli ground operation, Israel has continued to facilitate the transfer of food,
  • Report: Hamas stealing aid supplies to sell to residents

    01/06/2009 5:03:59 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 623+ views ^ | January 6, 2009 | Roee Nahmias
    A government or a gang? As the Israeli operation in Gaza wears on it appears Hamas has relinquished any visage of a socio-political party, abandoning its claim to govern the residents of Gaza in favor of engaging in open war at their expense. A number of reports from the Strip paint a picture of very difficult humanitarian conditions, not least because of Hamas itself. The suspicion is that the group's operatives have seized control of any supplies passing through the crossings – including those sent by Israel and international organizations. Reports say Hamas takes a cut out of all aid...
  • The Story the Media Won't Report --Gaza Humanitarian Aid

    01/04/2009 12:43:57 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 346+ views
    Israel MFA/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/4/09 | Yidwithlid
    The media has been whining the lack of Humanitarian Aid going into Gaza. That is NOT true. In fact the media has been covering up the truth. Since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead some 400 truckloads of humanitarian aid have been transferred at the request of the international organizations, the Palestinian Authority and various governments. Preparations are underway to facilitate further shipments expected to arrive in the coming days. * 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza throughout the week * 226 dual nationals were evacuated from Gaza * 2000 units of blood were donated by Jordan *...
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Diwaniya Residents

    12/13/2008 8:08:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Iraqi families line up to receive lamb meat from Iraqi Police and members of ‘Women's Hope and Children's Future,’ in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Dec. 9, 2008. Photo by 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. DIWANIYA — Iraqi Police officers and U.S. forces delivered humanitarian aid packages to needy families here, Dec. 9. Ad-Diwaniya Police officers, along with Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division and ‘Women’s Hope and Children’s Future,’ a non-governmental organization, conducted the operation to provide food and supplies for the Eid al Adha, a holy celebration.More than 60 selected families received bags of meat and supplies, such as blankets and...
  • Georgian refugees' plight is grim

    08/15/2008 9:13:17 PM PDT · by MarMema · 45 replies · 274+ views
    latimes ^ | 8-15-08 | megan stack
    The crush of displaced people has proved more than the government or aid organizations can handle. Many who have taken shelter in the Georgian capital say they could not have survived if not for an impromptu outpouring of charity from fellow Georgians, who have opened their doors to strangers and shown up at shelters bearing food, bedding, soap and medicine.
  • ESCAPE FROM GEORGIA: Ocean Springs woman gathers prayers for son (Mississippi)

    08/13/2008 4:15:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | August 13, 2008 | By KAREN NELSON
    Melanie Allen has been "scared to death" this week knowing her son was scheduled to begin a risky escape from the country of Georgia, where Russian troops are poised for further invasion. Lee Allen, 34, and his Georgian wife, Tiko, were to have become part of a caravan fleeing the war-torn country. It may be days before Melanie Allen learns if the couple made it out safely. She was at her Ocean Springs home Tuesday night with friends who are supporting her. -----snip On Monday, four days into the fighting as Russia seized several towns and a military base deep...
  • Britain: Items sent as earthquake aid (terrorist supply to Pakistan)

    01/31/2008 2:47:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 189+ views
    From The TimesJanuary 30, 2008 ‘Items sent as earthquake aid’ Andrew Norfolk Parviz Khan shipped equipment to terrorists in Pakistan by using the “cynical cover” of providing humanitarian aid to earthquake victims, Leicester Crown Court was told. Four shipments, in total weighing more than a tonne, were sent via Islamabad to the Mirpur region of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir between 2004 and 2006. Hidden among clothing were items to support the activities of terrorists and guerrillas near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the court was told. More than £12,000 in cash was also transferred by Zahoor Iqbal from Britain to Pakistan, where it was...
  • Church Aid Program Saves Over 400,000 Lives

    01/18/2008 5:48:15 PM PST · by fallingwater · 11 replies · 59+ views ^ | 10 January 2008
    SALT LAKE CITY 10 January 2008 One of the central pillars of the humanitarian aid program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — training medical staff and birth attendants how to resuscitate oxygen-deprived babies at birth — has saved the lives of more than 400,000 infants in developing countries. Neonatal resuscitation training is just one of the major initiatives on which Church Humanitarian Services focuses. Others are water projects, wheelchair distribution and vision treatment training. Continued
  • Israel Defense Forces Pours Humanitarian Aid Into Gaza

    07/02/2007 11:41:26 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 16 replies · 548+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 2, 2007 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Israel Defense Forces Pours Humanitarian Aid Into Gaza By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem ----July 2....... Part of the following was communicated by the Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. The IDF provided a summary of humanitarian activity and aid into the Gaza Strip which was coordinated by the Israel Defense Forces throughout the day. "Despite the volatile security situation in the Gaza Strip, the IDF is continuing its efforts to provide a response to humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip," an IDF spokesperson told the INA. "Throughout the day the following...
  • EU calls on all parties to boost efforts to preserve the humanitarian space in the Middle East

    04/27/2007 11:12:12 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 349+ views ^ | 04/27/2007 |
    Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, is assessing the humanitarian situation in the Middle East, in the context of a five day visit to the region. In a speech on the humanitarian dimension of the Middle East Peace Process, delivered today at a conference in Jerusalem, the Commissioner underlined the need for all parties involved to respect the core element of international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians. In particular, he recalled the need to ensure access to the victims of conflict, and urged all parties to respect the humanitarian space. "I am more and more...
  • Polish humanitarian organization to solicit funds for Israel

    08/15/2006 9:37:07 AM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 278+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Polish humanitarian organization to solicit funds for Israel By ETGAR LEFKOVITS In a first, a Polish humanitarian organization is working to provide humanitarian assistance to hard-hit residents of northern Israel, the head of the group said Monday. The non-governmental Polish Humanitarian Organization will ask the Polish government as well as private donors for about NIS 1 million in aid for residents in the north for two projects, in addition to separate funding for Lebanese civilians, said Janina Ochojska, the group's founder and president. The head of the Polish humanitarian organization, who has just completed a tour of hard-hit areas in...
  • President Bush orders helicopters and ships to Lebanon to provide humanitarian aid

    07/24/2006 10:13:50 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 842+ views
    AP News Alert | July 24, 2006
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush has ordered helicopters and ships to Lebanon to provide humanitarian aid.
  • Zimbabwe Asks UN for $277 Million Humanitarian Aid

    03/26/2006 5:46:03 AM PST · by vikingd00d · 50 replies · 786+ views
    VOA ^ | 26 March 2006 | Patience Rusere
    Officials in the United Nations office for emergency relief coordination say they have raised US$3 million and gotten pledges for another $6 million in response to an appeal from Harare and 46 nongovernmental organizations for some $277 million. The February appeal to the UN represented something of a U-turn for the government which had previously declined to issue such appeals and characterized such aid as supplementary to state resources, which it insisted were adequate to needs. Most of the funding will be spent on food aid, said Fambai Girande, a spokesman for the National Association of Nongovernmental Organizations, which coordinated...
  • Aid Halted to Muslim Quake, Tsumani Victims

    02/11/2006 7:46:46 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,077+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/11/06 | NewsMax
    Scandinavian humanitarian organizations are pulling the plug on aid to victims of last year's devastating tsunami and earthquake disasters, saying the safety of their relief workers has been jeopardized by Muslim rioters protesting cartoons depicting Mohammed. The Red Cross, Norwegian Peoples Aid, Norwegian Church Aid and the Norwegian Refugee Council announced Thursday that they will be suspending aid projects in Indonesia and Pakistan, reports the Norwegian Broadcasting network [NRK]. Danish aid organizations have also announced they are halting relief operations in some Muslim nations. "It is tragic that this has come in the way, but we must first and foremost...