Tag Archives: Humanitarian

In Idlib it’s different? For US, ‘humanitarian’ concerns supersede rooting out Al-Qaeda (VIDEO)

With Al-Qaeda’s last major foothold in Syria now under threat, the US has suddenly become deeply concerned about civilians that could be caught in the crossfire – even as the US military loosens its own rules of engagement. Read more Citing humanitarian concerns, Washington has now signaled that even a conventional attack on Idlib, branded by Moscow “a terrorist nest,” ...

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Moscow appoints action star Steven Seagal special envoy on Russia-US humanitarian ties

Hollywood star Steven Seagal, who was granted Russian citizenship back in 2016, is going to be Moscow’s special representative on humanitarian relations with the US. The veteran actor’s task will be “to contribute to the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interactions in the fields of culture, art, public and youth exchanges, among other things,” the ...

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‘Millions of lives at risk’: Humanitarian groups urge Saudi-led coalition to spare Yemeni civilians

Halting operations at the crucial Hodeidah port would have an enormous impact on people all across Yemen, humanitarian agencies have warned, urging the warring parties to spare innocent lives in their battle for the Red Sea city. “Hodeidah is a lifeline for millions and millions of Yemenis,” Iolanda Jaquemet, a spokeswoman from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), ...

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Saudi-led coalition launches attack on Yemen’s ‘humanitarian lifeline’ of Hodeidah

The Saudi-led coalition and forces loyal to the former president Hadi have launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, one of the remaining humanitarian lifelines in the war-torn country, local news outlets report. The operation to retake the vital port city from the Houthis was launched on Wednesday morning, after the rebels rejected an ultimatum and refused ...

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‘Looming disaster’: Saudi coalition seeks US aid to capture Yemen port & last humanitarian lifeline

The Saudi-led coalition is reportedly seeking direct US support to recapture the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen. The battle for the humanitarian lifeline would spell disaster for the locals, human rights agencies warn. For nearly a week, the Saudi-led coalition forces have been preparing to launch a large-scale offensive on Hodeidah, the fourth-largest city in Yemen, with a population ...

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Coups R US: RT documentary looks at US ‘humanitarian’ interventions & regime changes

In the new RT documentary Coups R US, prominent American journalist Stephen Kinzer examines the rationale and impact of Washington’s interventions, from complacent colonialism in Hawaii to regime change in Libya. “There are three stages. In the first one, the government that we don’t like shows bad faith by bothering an American company. Then we convince ourselves that this country ...

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UK claim of ‘humanitarian reasons’ for Syria strikes picked apart online

The United Kingdom’s deployment of the “humanitarian” card to justify its airstrikes on Syria has raised more than a few eyebrows, with opposition politicians, journalists and members of the public picking it apart on Twitter. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council on Saturday, Britain’s UN ambassador, Karen Pierce, laid out the UK’s legal justification for their airstrikes on Syria. ...

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‘Humanitarian Crisis in Hollywood’: Chronic homelessness vs. the American Dream

Thousands of people in one of America’s richest cities live on sidewalks infested with flesh-eating bacteria and tuberculosis. A Redfish Media report looks at the chronic homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. Homelessness in Los Angeles has increased 43 percent in just four years. Skid Row, the epicenter of homelessness in the City of Angels, is home to approximately 2,500 people ...

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143k civilians & rebels left E. Ghouta amid humanitarian ceasefire – Russian MoD

Over 143,000 people, including tens of thousands of rebels and their families, have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta amid a ceasefire which also helped some 40,000 residents return to their homes, the Russian military said. “143,194 people in total, including 105,857 civilians as well as 13,793 militants and 23,544 members of their families have left eastern Ghouta during humanitarian pauses,” Sergey ...

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