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Report: Norway Suspends Aid to Afghanistan Over Corruption

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Norway has frozen $55 million in aid to Afghanistan until the scandal surrounding the collapse of corruption-ridden Kabul Bank is resolved. Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said Tuesday that a “lack of good governance” on the part of Afghan authorities is the primary reason for the aid suspension. Eide made his comments to […]

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China Provides Flood Relief Donation to Laos

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has given Laos a donation of $30,000 to help ease the suffering of victims of two major tropical storms. The storms, Haima and Nock-Ten, struck in late June and late July, causing Laos’ worst flooding in decades. The floodwaters swept away houses and rice barns and damaged thousands of hectares of farmland. Chinese Ambassador […]

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U.S. Restores Funding of Gaza Aid Groups

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has restored funding to aid groups in the Gaza Strip, after the ruling Islamist group Hamas retracted its demand to scrutinize confidential documents about the groups’ work. Last week, USAID partner organizations stopped work after Hamas demanded to audit the books of international organizations. Compliance with that demand would have violated U.S. […]

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Senators Want to Stop Development Aid to China

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants the Obama administration to cut off all development aid to China. The 12 lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to fellow senators who head up the Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee on State Department operations. The two panels are in charge of approving foreign aid. The senators pointed out […]

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South Korean Red Cross Offers Flood Aid to North

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s Red Cross is offering millions of dollars worth of flood relief to North Korea in a move that reflects easing tensions between the hostile neighbors. The Red Cross said it sent a message to its counterpart in Pyongyang Wednesday offering $4.7 million in medical supplies and other necessities. The independent organization said funding […]

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China Offers Emergency Flood Aid to North Korea

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea says Beijing and the Red Cross Society of China have offered emergency relief materials to Pyongyang in response to severe flooding from heavy rains in recent weeks. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Monday the relief will greatly encourage people in their recovery efforts. It did not mention the amount of […]

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China Offers Emergency Flood Aid to North Korea

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says Beijing and the Red Cross Society of China have offered emergency relief materials to Pyongyang in response to severe flooding last week. In a brief announcement Sunday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the relief would greatly encourage people in their recovery efforts. The announcement did not mention the amount […]

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Malawi Govt. Surprised US Agency Withholding Aid Package

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s government says its surprised the United States has withheld a $350 million aid package because of deadly clashes between police and protesters last week. The Millenium Challenge Corporation , a U.S. government agency that assists developing countries, says it will review whether to suspend or terminate aid to Malawi after 18 people died during […]

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Afghanistan Disputes US Report on Aid Money

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s government is disputing findings from a recent U.S. report that said Afghan officials are thwarting U.S. efforts to ensure American aid is not stolen. The Afghan finance ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it welcomes U.S. scrutiny of how aid is spent and continued efforts to increase the “effectiveness and transparency” of American […]

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South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Members of a South Korean relief group crossed into North Korea Tuesday with 12 trucks full of flour, marking the first aid of its kind since a North Korean attack last year. The convoy with 300 tons of flour rumbled across the border Tuesday in the border city of Paju. The Reverend In Myung-jin, head […]

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