Humanitarian Aid

Yemen: Ramadan Charity Event Stampede Kills at Least 78

A crowd apparently panicked by gunfire and an electrical explosion stampeded at an event to distribute financial aid during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Yemen’s capital late Wednesday, killing at least 78 people and injuring at least 73 others, according to witnesses and Houthi rebel officials.

The Associated Press

Jihadis Block Syria Quake Aid to Deny Assad a Publicity Win

The United Nations said on Sunday that disaster relief for quake-ravaged towns in Syria is being held up by a “hardline group” that refuses to allow aid convoys from government-controlled areas to enter its turf. The group in question soon revealed itself to be Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the rebranded Nusra Front, which was itself an offshoot of al-Qaeda.

United Nations sends 14 trucks full of aid within cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria a

China Puts on Show of Humanitarian Aid for Turkey Earthquake

Chinese state media on Tuesday was stuffed with articles about the humanitarian aid China is sending to Turkey and Syria in the wake of Monday’s devastating earthquakes, including about $6 million in emergency assistance, a rescue team with 82 members, and satellite surveillance of the affected region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, chats with former President Jiang Zemin during the clo