Humanitarian crises

Intel: US lawmakers tussle over key condition on restoring Palestinian aid

Democrats and Republicans clashed today over a newly proposed restriction on Palestinian assistance in this year’s foreign aid spending bill — the latest chapter in the struggle to resume economic support for the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Bryant Harris | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jul 9, 2020
al-monitor A Palestinian taxi driver gets out of his car transporting food aid provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, to be delivered to refugee homes at the al-Shati camp, in Gaza City, on June 11, 2020, instead of the usual distribution at a UN center in the city, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images.

Russia, China veto UN vote to extend aid to Syria’s opposition-held northwest

Russia previously made clear its intent to veto the proposal, despite last-minute hopes the Kremlin might abstain.

Al-Monitor Staff | Humanitarian crises | Jul 7, 2020

Survey: Displaced Iraqis experiencing job losses, food shortages amid pandemic

The survey by the International Rescue Committee is the latest proof of economic hardship in Iraq as it grapples with a steep jump in COVID-19 cases.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jul 2, 2020

Congress revives bid to pull US out of Yemen war

The Democratic-held House is taking another stab at ending US support for the Saudi coalition’s war against Yemen’s Houthis.

Bryant Harris | Yemen war | Jul 2, 2020

Intel: US pledges nearly $700M in humanitarian assistance for Syrians

The US State Department announced it would be providing an additional $696 million in humanitarian assistance to Syrians.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Syria Conflict | Jun 30, 2020