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Uganda Returns $5 Million in Stolen Funds to Ireland

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda has returned more than $5 million in looted aid money from Ireland back to the Irish government. Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said Tuesday he is confident the restitution will contribute to the Ugandan efforts to fight corruption. He says Irish officials will now consider restarting its frozen aid program for Uganda. More than […]

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UN Calls For Urgent Aid to Pakistan

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior United Nations relief coordinator is calling for $79 million in urgent aid for displaced communities in Pakistan. Catherine Bragg said the money is needed to help families displaced by violence in the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan and those uprooted by flooding in the south. She said that as winter approaches, $196 million […]

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Developing European Countries Get $38 Billion Aid Package

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Three international development banks are sending a new aid package to central and southeastern European countries to help them cope with the fallout from the contracting economy in the neighboring euro currency bloc. The World Bank, European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said Thursday they will send more than $38 […]

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US Pledges More Aid To Horn of Africa

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States will give $58 million in aid to countries in the Horn of Africa. In a statement Monday, Clinton said the humanitarian situation in the region is fragile, with more than 9 million people in need of assistance because of conflict, flooding, drought and economic problems. […]

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N.Korea Rejects Emergency Aid from Seoul

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Flood-stricken North Korea has rejected South Korea’s offer of emergency food aid following a disagreement over what supplies were to be given. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Wednesday that Pyongyang objected to the contents of the proposed shipment, which was to include flour, instant noodles, and medicine. Last year, the North rejected a similar shipment of […]

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Pakistan Expels Save the Children’s Foreign Staff

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has ordered Save the Children’s foreign staff members to leave the country. An official with the U.S.-based aid agency, Ghulam Qadri, told reporters Thursday that the Interior Ministry ordered six foreign employees to leave Pakistan, but gave no reason for the expulsion. Save the Children is said to have come under increased government scrutiny […]

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Donors Pledge Another $2.4 Bln to Yemen

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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International donors Tuesday pledged another $2.4 billion in aid to Yemen, bringing the total to $6.4 billion promised this year. But at a donors’ conference in Riyadh, Yemen’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Mohammed al-Saadi told delegates that Yemen will need another $5.4 billion in the short term to aid its transition and overcome economic […]

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UN Body Sends First Food Aid to Flood-Hit North Korea

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed nearly 120 people and has left tens of thousands of families without clean water and adequate supplies of food. After sending a survey team to North Korea earlier this […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food aid to tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more than 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Spokeswoman Rene McGuffin says the start of the rainy season […]

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Several Million Syrians Face Food Insecurity

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says up to 3 million people will need food, crop and livestock assistance within the next year in Syria, where a 17-month uprising has forced thousands to flee their homes. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says about half of those who are vulnerable will need immediate food assistance, within the next […]

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