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SANAA, Yemen | Yemen elders: Saudi airstrike kills 20, including children

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus in a market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 20 people, including children, and wounding as many as 35, Yemeni tribal leaders said. The Saudi-led coalition, meanwhile, said it targeted the rebels, known as Houthis, who had fired … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Yemen elders: Saudi airstrike kills 20, including children

DAKAR, Senegal | Response to Congo’s new Ebola outbreak ‘highly complex’

DAKAR, Senegal  — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says the response to the new Ebola virus outbreak in Congo’s North Kivu province will be “highly complex” given the armed unrest in the region. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, regional director for Africa, says the proximity to a city of more than 230,000 … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Response to Congo’s new Ebola outbreak ‘highly complex’

SANAMXAY, Laos  | Questions raised as villages dig out from Laos dam collapse

SANAMXAY, Laos  — Authorities are investigating the collapse of a dam in southeastern Laos that has killed at least 24 people and left 131 missing. Floodwaters that had hit rooftops are receding Thursday as villages begin digging out from the deluge of mud from the dam’s failure late Monday. The state-run Vientiane Times says the … Continue reading SANAMXAY, Laos  | Questions raised as villages dig out from Laos dam collapse

ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatian police deny using violence against migrants

ZAGREB, Croatia  — Croatian police have denied reports that the European Union nation’s border guards have been using violence against migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Bosnia. Police told The Associated Press on Monday that they “have not recorded” such incidents along Croatia’s border with Bosnia and other neighbors. The response comes after the Red … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatian police deny using violence against migrants

Red Cross: Violence halts aid delivery to Syria’s Ghouta

BEIRUT /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The International Committee for the Red Cross says it was forced to halt aid delivery to the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus the previous day after the security situation deteriorated while aid workers were on the ground. Ingy Sedky, the ICRC spokeswoman in Syria says most of the aid … Continue reading Red Cross: Violence halts aid delivery to Syria’s Ghouta

Milwaukee Red Cross policy spurs discrimination allegations

MILWAUKEE/January 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is facing accusations of racism and favoring the wealthy because of a new policy in Milwaukee that forces predominantly black and Latino fire victims from low-income areas to travel to receive the organization’s volunteer assistance. The decision to have fire victims go to their nearest police … Continue reading Milwaukee Red Cross policy spurs discrimination allegations

Red Cross Provides Shelter and Comfort as 7 Large Wildfires Burn in Southern California

People Urged to Listen to Local Officials and Heed Evacuation Orders WASHINGTON, DC/December 8, 2017 (STL.News) – More wildfires broke out overnight in Southern California, pushing the number of people forced to leave their homes to nearly 200,000. In the midst of the devastation, the American Red Cross is making sure those affected have a … Continue reading Red Cross Provides Shelter and Comfort as 7 Large Wildfires Burn in Southern California