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US Park service sued after gate kills Ugandan humanitarian


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China report accuses US of causing humanitarian disasters


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Texas in turmoil and no one is taking responsibility: ‘We are in the middle of a humanitarian crisis’


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Tigray crisis: Ethiopia region at risk of huge ‘humanitarian disaster’


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Ethiopia’s conflict stokes humanitarian and virus crisis


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Official warns of humanitarian disaster if Afghan talks fail


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Venezuela: At least 100 soldiers 'flee to Colombia' as two killed and hundreds injured in humanitarian aid clashes

Venezuela: At least 100 soldiers 'flee to Colombia' as two killed and hundreds injured in humanitarian aid clashesAt least 100 Venezuelan soldiers have deserted the country, reports suggest, as Nicolas Maduro faces increasing public pressure to abandon his presidency. The defections came as Juan Guaido, the country’s opposition leader, called on security forces to abandon Mr Maduro and to allow humanitarian aid into the nation – amid violent clashes at the border that saw two people killed and one shipment burned. Some 104 soldiers have now fled across the border into Colombia, according to CNN en Español and the Agence France-Presse news agency.



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Venezuela: Two killed in clashes over humanitarian aid as Maduro breaks relations with Colombia

Venezuela: Two killed in clashes over humanitarian aid as Maduro breaks relations with ColombiaAt least two people have been killed in Venezuela in clashes with security forces over the opposition’s plan to bring in humanitarian aid from neighbouring Brazil and Colombia, doctors said. Hospital staff in a town near the border said another 18 were injured as violence between residents and soldiers erupted, though Bogota later claimed a much higher figure of 285. Images suggested some of the wounded were Venezuelan soldiers.



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Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on bordersThe clashes occurred as Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who most Western nations recognize as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, gave a personal send off to an aid caravan from the Colombian city of Cucuta. Guaido briefly boarded one of a dozen trucks carrying U.S.-backed humanitarian aid before they set off toward the border, where they were pushed back by Venezuelan security forces. Colombia’s government said their contents would be unloaded and transported by “human chains” that have formed on the road that leads toward Venezuela.



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China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela

China says humanitarian aid should not be forced into VenezuelaHumanitarian aid should not be forced into Venezuela, lest it cause violence, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday, warning that Beijing opposed military intervention in the country. Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Guaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, was poised for a showdown with Maduro’s government on Saturday, when the opposition will attempt to bring in food and medicine being stockpiled in neighboring countries.



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