Tag: Foreign Aid

Pressure Grows on G20 Nations to Get Covid Vaccines to the Poor

ROME — From the opening moments of the Group of 20 summit on Saturday, the leaders of the world’s largest economies wanted to send a strong message about ending the coronavirus pandemic: During an unconventional group photograph, they were joined on the dais by doctors in white coats and first responders from the Italian Red […]

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Egypt’s Leader Ends State of Emergency, Says It’s No Longer Needed

CAIRO — Egypt’s authoritarian president announced Monday that he had lifted a four-year-old state of emergency, undoing powers that had given the government sweeping authority to quash protests, detain dissidents and control everyday life in the most populous Arab country. The proclamation by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, coming amid global criticism of Egypt’s human rights […]

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The Rich World’s Promise of $100 Billion in Climate Aid Inches Forward

Money that was supposed to be on the table last year will most likely be on the table next year. That’s the upshot of diplomatic efforts, announced Monday, to shore up $100 billion a year to help poor countries address climate change. It comes more than a decade after the United States said it would […]

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E.U. Pledges $1.15 Billion in Afghan Aid as U.S. Talks to Taliban

WASHINGTON — World leaders met virtually on Tuesday to discuss ways of preventing an economic and humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, but the Biden administration maintained a cautious stance toward providing more support to the Taliban-ruled country. The European Union pledged $1 billion euros, or $1.15 billion, in aid to Afghanistan and to neighboring countries, as […]

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As Need in Afghanistan Grows Dire, Aid Groups Plead for Help

KABUL, Afghanistan — The health care system in Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse, international aid groups warned this week, threatening to deepen the country’s humanitarian crisis just as temperatures begin dropping. Thousands of health care facilities have run out of essential medicines. Afghan doctors have not been paid in two months, with no […]

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