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UN Program Feeds Thousands of Displaced in DRC

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program is stepping up aid to thousands of people fleeing violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The WFP said Friday it provided a monthly food ration to nearly 20,000 newly-displaced people in the city of Beni, and warned that demand may grow if violence continues. The agency also […]

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UN Program Feeds Thousands of Displaced in DRC

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Food Program is increasing aid to thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WFP said Friday it fed nearly 20,000 more people from the DRC and host families in the city of Beni over the past month, and the agency expects the demand to grow if […]

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Malawi Pledges to Restore Relations with Donors

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s new leader is pledging to mend relations with foreign donors who withdrew aid during the rule of late President Bingu wu Mutharika. President Joyce Banda told reporters Tuesday that, in a phone call, she asked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to unfreeze aid to Malawi that came through the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation. […]

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Official: US Will Suspend Food Aid to North Korea

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. Defense Department official says Washington has decided to suspend food aid to North Korea, in part because of its plans to carry out a provocative missile launch next month. Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Peter Lavoy told a congressional hearing Wednesday that such a launch would reflect Pyongyang’s desire to ignore its […]

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Russia Donates 41 Trucks of Food to Needy Afghans

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says Russia has donated 41 trucks to support food delivery operations in Afghanistan. They are valued at $2.7 million. WFP Afghanistan Director Louis Imbleau thanked the Russian government for such a generous donation, saying logistics is a key element in getting food to hungry people in the war-torn country. He added […]

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Clinton Approves Military Aid to Egypt

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed off on the release of $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, despite concerns that it is not making sufficient democratic reforms. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement that Clinton decided to waive legislative requirements on Egypt’s democratic transition based on U.S. […]

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Clinton to Approve Military Aid to Egypt

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A State Department official says the U.S. is set to release $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, despite concerns that it is not making sufficient democratic reforms. The official, who declined to be identified, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce Friday that Washington has decided to waive a legislative requirement making […]

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US-Korean Food Aid Talks End With Progress, No Deal

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. envoy says ongoing talks with North Korea on deliveries of 240,000 metric tons of emergency American food aid are making progress, but says details remain to be settled. U.S. negotiator Robert King spoke Thursday in Beijing, where negotiations opened earlier this week. “We’re able to discuss the modalities of providing humanitarian nutrition […]

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US-Korean Food Aid Talks End With Progress, No Deal

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two days of talks have broken off in Beijing without a deal for the United States to send food aid to North Korea. U.S. negotiator Robert King said Thursday the sides had made good progress on a deal to provide 240,000 tons of emergency food, and and that he would return to Washington to discuss […]

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US-Korean Food Aid Talks End With Progress, No Deal

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two days of talks have broken off in Beijing without a deal for the United States to send food aid to North Korea. U.S. negotiator Robert King said Thursday the sides had made good progress on a deal to provide 240,000 tons of emergency food, and and that he would return to Washington to discuss […]

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