Why Taiwan’s Assistance to Hong Kong Matters
Taiwan’s government is signaling its status as a regional beacon for democracy and human rights—in contrast to South Korea, which frames assistance to North Korean refugees as helping ethnic brethren.
Bowing to Russia, U.N. Halts Funding for Pandemic Relief in Northeastern Syria
With Putin’s help, Assad has constrained the capacity of the United Nations to deliver health supplies in opposition-controlled territory, which faces rising risk of the coronavirus.
To Defeat the Coronavirus, Stop Corruption
Humanitarian crises including Hurricane Katrina and the Ebola outbreak show that graft can dilute the best donor intentions. More vigilance is necessary.
The Coronavirus Is Absolutely No Excuse to Lift Sanctions on Iran
Exploiting Iran's coronavirus crisis to demand an end to sanctions is fundamentally dishonest—and panders to a brutal regime.
Fears Mount as Trump Administration Guts USAID’s Iraq Presence
A senior lawmaker fears drastically reduced U.S. diplomatic and aid footprint could pave the way for Islamic State comeback.
Diplomats Fear a Collapse of South Sudan’s Latest Peace Deal
Even as they publicly support the pact, many privately think it is built on a house of cards and will be pulled down by the country’s bloody past.
Pompeo to Pressure U.N. Over Aid to Yemen
The Trump administration is upset that too much of it is falling into the hands of Houthi rebels.
Turkey Pitches Plan to Settle 1 Million Refugees in Northern Syria
Questions arise as to whether Erdogan’s $26 billion megaproject is intended to clear his border of Kurds.
Popular U.N. Food Agency Roiled by Internal Problems, Survey Finds
Staffers complain of abuse of authority, harassment, and widespread discrimination at the World Food Program.
There’s No End in Sight for Matteo Salvini’s War on Migrants
Italy’s interior minister has already passed draconian laws to stop humanitarian rescue ships. If he manages to become prime minister, it will only get worse.
The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.
Trump’s Yemen Veto Could Still Cost Saudis
Democratic lawmaker mulls sanctioning Saudis tied to the humanitarian blockade on the war-torn country.
Sanctions or Saving Lives? Washington Juggles Another Pyongyang Dilemma
Trump administration pares back controversial “maximum pressure” strategy to allow charities to work in North Korea.
In Yemen, Targeting of Aid Workers Risks Unraveling Crisis
Houthi rebels’ attacks on aid workers could deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis.
Is Yemen’s Torment Finally Ending?
The latest cease-fire raises hopes, but officials fear war could break out again.
Washington Wants Pyongyang to Choose: Humanitarian Aid or Nukes
The United States is hampering some aid groups from fighting tuberculosis and other diseases in North Korea.
U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen
World Food Program report expected to further erode support in Washington for Saudi bombings in Yemen.
How Europe Could Blunt U.S. Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger
If the EU gives its special purpose vehicle for Iran trade a humanitarian focus, the Trump administration won’t be able to stop it without trampling longstanding U.S. exemptions.
U.S. Mulls End To Remaining Aid Programs For Palestinians
Funds to Palestinian security agencies that cooperate with Israel are also in jeopardy.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Are Starving Yemenis to Death
The world was rightly outraged by the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but the bombs of Mohammed bin Salman and his Emirati allies are killing dozens each day in Yemen.