Category: Humanitarian News

Lies Dominate Social Media Battle In Cuba Over Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

The Cuban state’s main priority is reaching out to young people through social media HAVANA — The Russian invasion of Ukraine did not come as a surprise to the international community. The ongoing tensions between the two nations in recent years foreshadowed the worst that was yet to come: the superpower’s brutal aggression against Ukraine.  […]

Cubans Split Over More Liberal Family Code As Referendum Nears

HAVANA — Cuba’s communist government is seeking to rally support for a new family code that would open the door to gay marriage and boost women’s rights, but experts and a recent survey suggest an upcoming referendum vote may not provide a rubber stamp. Tepid support for the reforms, which clash with the island’s entrenched […]

‘Sharp rise’ In Nicaraguans Fleeing To Costa Rica, Strains Asylum System

Around three per cent of Costa Rica’s population is now made up of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. Doubling in number over the last eight months, the agency now estimates that there are more than 150,000 Nicaraguans who have crossed over the southern border, seeking refuge in […]

Haiti: UN Agencies Warn of ‘Unabated’ Rise In Hunger

PORT-AU-PRINCE — While humanitarian assistance has been successful in averting a catastrophe, Haiti is experiencing a persistent rise in hunger levels, with many citizens suffering acutely, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday. Alerting that 4.5 million Haitians are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, WFP pointed to lower-than-expected humanitarian food assistance and continued fallout from the last August […]

Poor The Hardest Hit In Caribbean and LatAm By Russia’s Ukraine Invasion, IMF Says

CARACAS — The poorest will be the hardest hit across the Caribbean and Latin America by the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the region facing further inflationary pressure, a senior official at the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. “High inflation, especially food inflation, affects the poor in our region the most. […]

Ukraine’s Capital Under Fire, But 3 EU Nation Leaders Still Plan To Visit

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s relentless bombardment of Ukraine edged closer to central Kyiv today, with a series of strikes hitting a residential neighborhood as the leaders of three European Union countries planned a bold visit to Ukraine’s embattled capital in a show of support. Shortly before dawn, large explosions thundered across Kyiv from what Ukrainian authorities said was […]

Pregnant Woman, Baby Die After Яussia Bombed Maternity Ward

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A pregnant woman and her baby have died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth, The Associated Press has learned. Images of the woman being rushed to an ambulance on a stretcher had circled the world, epitomizing the horror of an attack on humanity’s most […]

First Child-Friendly Space Opens Under U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Partnership

KINGSTON —The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston and the Ministry of National Security jointly launched Jamaica’s first ever child-friendly space to assist child victims of human trafficking and other serious crimes. This safe space, based out of the Falmouth Police Station in Jamaica’s Trelawny Parish, is specifically designed with children in […]

Former Miss Ukraine Takes Up Arms To Defend Country Against Brutal Russian Invasion

KYIV — Former Ukrainian beauty queen Anastasiia Lenna has signed up to defend her country against Russia. The brunette beauty also issued a stern warning to invaders. “Everyone who crosses the Ukrainian border with the intent to invade will be killed,” she wrote in one Instagram post. Lenna represented Ukraine in the Miss Grand International […]

Should A Sex Trafficking Defense Apply In A Homicide Case?

MADISON, Wisconsin — On a June night in 2018, 17-year-old Chrystul Kizer put a .38-caliber pistol in her book bag and took an Uber from Milwaukee to Kenosha. She walked into Randall Volar’s home. She had met Volar on a sex trafficking website and for the past year he had been molesting her and selling […]