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  • Aid shipment blocked as Rohingya humanitarian crisis deepens

    An attack on an aid shipment in Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state and a deadly Red Cross truck crash in Bangladesh on Thursday hampered desperately needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution...

    Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas, who are widely reviled in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar, are feared to be trapped in hard-hit areas of Rakhine state, while humanitarian agencies in neighbouring Bangladesh are...

  • Myanmar Muslims need humanitarian aid: UN

    UNITED NATIONS: Nearly half a million people, mostly Muslims, continue to require humanitarian assistance three years after inter-communal violence raked Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations Humanitarian office said on Friday...

  • Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in humanitarian aid

    ADEN: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce on Saturday so aid can reach a country the UN says is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster...

    Hadi, whose supporters have recaptured most of the southern port of Aden from the rebels after four months of war, wanted the truce for the “delivery and distribution of the maximum amount of humanitarian and medical aid”, it said...

  • European Commission proposes visa-free travel for Kosovo

    BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Wednesday proposed that Kosovo citizens be allowed to travel to the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone without a visa, a day after the Balkan nation became a UEFA member...

    I hope that the European Parliament and the Council will adopt our proposal very soon,” Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos said in Brussels...

  • Pakistan’s humanitarian assistance reaches Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: A C-130 aircraft carrying humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan reached Kabul on Friday...

    The consignment, mainly containing wheat flour, was handed over to Deputy Minister and Deputy Chairman of Afghan National Disaster Management Authority Muhammad Aslam Sayas by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Syed Abrar Hussain...

  • Pakistan opens Chaman border crossing on 'humanitarian grounds' after 22 days

    Pakistan opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on "humanitarian grounds" Saturday, 22 days after it was closed in the wake of an Afghan attack on Pakistani forces that left 12 people dead...

    The border crossing was opened "on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities", said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

  • Pakistan, India exchange humanitarian proposals

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday approved on humanitarian grounds an Indian proposal to exchange prisoners, including women — mentally challenged or with special needs and those above 70 years of age...

    Besides, the foreign minister has proposed exchange of prisoners above 60 years of age and exchange of child inmates below 18 years of age and expressed the hope that India would positively reciprocate Pakistan’s...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • $25m humanitarian response facility inaugurated at Jamshoro

    HYDERABAD: A $25 million Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) funded by foreign donors was handed over to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Jamshoro off Superhighway on Wednesday...

    WFP country director Lola Castro observed that the new facility was part of the WFP logistics network in Pakistan...

  • 13-year-old Swat girl wins Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

    KENTUCKY: Another young girl from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swat district – home of child activist Malala Yousufzai – has earned international recognition by being awarded the third Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for dedicating her life to ending the practice of child marriages in Pakistan...

    “The award reaffirms my conviction that with truth, courage and determination as our weapons, my country, Pakistan will be liberated from every...

  • How ‘humanitarian technology’ can help deal with Rohingya crisis

    SINCE Aug 25, 2017, the world has experienced one of the most brutal and fastest-growing humanitarian crises that led to the “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” involving the Rohingya community in Myanmar...

    The role of information and communications technology in bringing up real stories about the humanitarian crises unfolding in different parts of the world has been the subject of much discussion in recent times...

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