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  • Report: President Trump to Appoint Cindy McCain to Ambassador Position (Humanitarian aid)

    06/13/2017 1:16:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Posted Jun 13, 2017 8:06 AM | Eric Garcia
    President Donald Trump is reported to be ready to appoint Republican Sen. John McCain’s wife Cindy McCain to an “ambassador at large” post. The position will focus on working against human trafficking, refugees and humanitarian aid, the Daily Beast reported. Trump apparently “aggressively courted” McCain for the position, according to the report. However, it is not clear if the State Department would create a new office for her. Of course, the president and the Arizona Republican senator have a turbulent history. In 2008, Trump endorsed McCain's presidential campaign and McCain was the biggest recipient of campaign cash from Trump when...
  • 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-UCR5p0y0 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...
  • U.S. HUMANITARIAN AID GOING TO ISIS

    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
    USNavySeals.com ^ | 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 NEWS.com ^ | 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 WATCH.org ^ | 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 NEWS.com ^ | 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: "(CNSNews.com) – 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...
  • NEW FLOTILLA ANNOUNCED AS RADICAL DISCLOSURES GROW

    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
    JPOST.com - 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."