(NEW YORK) -- New York City plans to open humanitarian relief centers for asylum seekers coming from Texas and states along the southern border, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday. The Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers will offer aid to individual and family asylum seekers... Read More.
Michael J. Fox is set to receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. The actor will be getting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for the work he’s done for Parkinson’s disease research. “Michael J.... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Speaker's Dining Room in the Capitol is usually filled with photographs of Nancy Pelosi's home state of California. But for the next six weeks, on display instead will be shocking images of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion. Pelosi... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For tens of thousands of civilians trapped in active combat zones in Ukraine, the establishment of humanitarian corridors could mean the difference between living and dying, experts said. At least nine humanitarian corridors are expected to open in war-torn areas of eastern... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Russian forces are continuing their attempted push through Ukraine from multiple directions, while Ukrainians, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, are putting up "stiff resistance," according to U.S. officials. The attack began Feb. 24, when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since Russia invaded Ukraine last week, an estimated 660,000 refugees have fled to other countries -- with the number only expected to grow. The UNHCR said in a statement Tuesday the conflict could lead to "Europe's largest refugee crisis this century" as... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday setting in motion a plan to make $7 billion in Afghan funds held in the United States available to compensate victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, and to provide humanitarian relief and other support... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Four months after the Taliban seized power, Obaidullah Alikhil found himself unemployed and struggling to make ends meet as his son laid in bed with no strength to even open his eyes as he battles malnutrition. Weighing around 12 pounds, 2-year-old Mohammed... Read More.
Toni Cornell has been named an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee humanitarian aid organization. In her role, the 17-year-old daughter of Chris Cornell will "use her platform to help raise funds and awareness about the International Rescue Committee’s important work in 40+ countries." "The International... Read More.
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The United Nations paints a grim portrait of life in Afghanistan in a new situation report, highlighting increased violence and the spread of COVID-19 as the Taliban has taken control of dozens of districts in recent weeks. According to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres'... Read More.
Sunday night's 2021 Oscars ceremony honored Tyler Perry with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. After an inspiring montage about the filmmaker himself and being presented the award by the stunning Viola Davis, Perry took the stage to accept the award. "When I set out to help someone, it is... Read More.