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Review: 'I Am Paul Walker' documentary honors late actor and humanitarian Special

The new documentary, "I Am Paul Walker," was released on the fifth year anniversary of the death of beloved American actor Paul Walker. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Blockchain can assist with humanitarian action

A new review article finds that blockchain technology is gradually entering the fields of humanitarian and development aid. This brings with it both advantages and risks.

Syria assault may spark humanitarian calamity, aid groups say

Beirut - Its hospitals are battered, residents heavily dependent on aid and escape routes to neighbouring Turkey sealed. If attacked by government forces, Syria's rebel-held Idlib is poised for a humanitarian calamity.

Progress in North Korea but long road ahead: UN aid chief

Seoul - North Korea has made "lots of progress" in providing food and medical services to its people in recent years but the impoverished state still has a long, tough road ahead, the UN humanitarian chief said Thursday.

'Clear evidence of need' in N. Korea: UN aid chief

Seoul - The United Nations' humanitarian chief said Wednesday he had seen "clear evidence" of need in North Korea -- where one fifth of children are malnourished -- during a rare trip.

Aid groups sound alarm over C.Africa conflict victims

Bangui - International aid organisations sounded the alarm over a spike in violence in Bangui, the capital of the perennially restive Central African Republic, saying they had no access to the injured and the dying.

LL Cool J talks We Are Family Foundation, Humanitarian award Special

On April 27, LL Cool J took some time to chat at the 2018 We Are Family Foundation GALA, which took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. He was the recipient of the 2018 "Humanitarian Award."

Interview: Blockchain is overhauling humanitarian aid Special

Refugees and displaced persons face one central problem: without a government to back them up, they lose their identities. Without an identity, it’s nearly impossible to find meaningful work. Blockchain can help address these concerns.

ICRC says more than 20 staff have left over prostitution since 2015

Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday more than 20 staffers have left the organisation since 2015 after "paying for sexual services," as it called for change in a humanitarian sector facing "a watershed moment".

World charities fear being tarred by Oxfam sex scandal

Paris - Humanitarian groups around the world, fearing knock-on effects from the sex scandals that have hurt donations to British charity Oxfam, are under pressure to show heightened vigilance against abuses.

Millions of Yemenis in 'desperate' health situation: MSF

Paris - Millions of Yemenis face a "desperate" health situation on top of the ravages of war, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Monday.

Malaysia PM says Rohingya face systematic atrocities

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said Rohingya Muslims face systematic violence including torture, rape and murder in Myanmar.

Malaysia PM says Rohingya face systematic atrocities

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday said Rohingya Muslims face systematic violence including torture, rape and murder in Myanmar.

Deadly C. Africa clashes raise genocide fears: UN

Libreville - At least 45 people have been killed in fighting in Central African Republic, aid workers said Tuesday, as the UN said it saw "early signs of a genocide" in the conflict-wracked nation.

Syria opposition vows no return to talks 'until humanitarian demands met'

Ginebra - Syria's main opposition group will not return to peace talks until its humanitarian demands are met, chief coordinator Riad Hijab said Wednesday after the UN suspended negotiations in Switzerland until February 25.

Rwanda allegedly fueling war in Burundi says refugee organization Special

Rwanda stands accused of fueling a brutal insurgency in neighboring Burundi that could morph into a regional war, an international refugee organization warned Sunday.

Israel helping wounded Syrians

As the carnage continues in Syria, Israel is taking in wounded along it's border. The humanitarian effort continues, regardless of the factions patients belong to.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk tears family apart

Donetsk - Face covered in soot, a grandfather sits in front of the three bodies of his loved ones muttering again and again his lament.They only stayed behind in Ukraine's war-torn city of Donetsk because of him, he mumbles.

Women bearing aid desperate to enter Ukraine as thousands flee

- Heads resting on their bags as they wait in stifling heat in their van, 11 women sit stranded at the Ukrainian border as a dispute over a mammoth Russian aid convoy blocks their mission to reach relatives stuck inside besieged Lugansk.

Ukraine could block convoy from Moscow bringing aid to rebels

Kiev - Kiev is threatening to block a convoy of trucks bringing aid supplies from the Russian Federation to besieged anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine.

UN says Homs operation extended until Wednesday night

Simpson - The United Nations has said an operation to allow civilians to leave besieged districts of the Syrian city of Homs will be extended until Wednesday night.

Governors Awards handed out in Hollywood

A private and non-televised event kicked off the Oscar season as the Governors Awards were handed out in Hollywood Nov. 16.

Run For Love 1000 on their way to Dubrovnik

London - Thirty-nine marathons in 33 days. That's exactly what three young Londoners are currently planning. The trio are running from Odessa in Ukraine to Dubrovnik in Croatia to raise money and awareness for child trafficking.

Shoe museum inducts Canadian humanitarian's boots Special

Toronto - Nigel Fisher and his boots have walked through some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world, but now, visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto may catch a glimpse of them, where the long-time UNICEF humanitarian has been inducted.

In Pakistan, devastating flooding leads to humanitarian crisis

Islamabad - For a second straight year, devastating flooding in Pakistan is now a humanitarian crisis, as millions of people have fled homes and villages, and with hundreds of thousands at risk of disease, humanitarian groups are calling for immediate assistance.

Sean Penn to receive Hollywood Humanitarian Award

The Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn is to be recognised for his humanitarian efforts at the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards.

French minister accuses U.S. of 'occupying ' Haiti

Characterizing the American troop deployment in Haiti as an 'occupying' force, France's minister in charge of humanitarian aid issued concern over U.S. air traffic controls.

Op-Ed: Journalist Pleads Media Respond to Humanitarian Needs of Gaza

Ordinary citizens have been known to stand in front of armored tanks in the middle of a street to plead for peace. That’s what a student did in China.

Corruption Creating Humanitarian Disasters, Says Int'l Watchdog Agency

Corruption in poor countries has created humanitarian disasters which threaten to derail the global fight against poverty, Transparency International said as it released its annual Corruptions Perceptions Index. The CPI includes other surprises as well.
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