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South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:10 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 food 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, […]

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South Korea Authorizes Private Shipment of Flour to North

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea said Monday it has authorized private relief groups to ship 300 tons of flour as food aid for North Korea. The announcement follows weekend talks between the two Koreas in Indonesia and marks the first time Seoul has allowed flour to be shipped to the North since an attack on a South Korean […]

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House Panel Wants to Limit Aid to Pakistan

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. House of Representatives panel is proposing limits on aid to Pakistan if it does not help the United States investigate a possible Pakistani support network for Osama bin Laden. The U.S. investigation seeks to discover how the al-Qaida terrorist leader could have remained hidden in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad before U.S. special […]

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UNICEF Resumes Airlifts Into South-Central Somalia

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time in two years, the United Nations has airlifted aid to a part of Somalia controlled by the militant group al-Shabab. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children’s Fund has told VOA that the agency flew five tons of aid into the town of Baidoa on Wednesday. She says the shipment included medicines […]

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UNICEF Resumes Airlifts into South-Central Somalia

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time in two years, the United Nations has airlifted aid to a part of Somalia controlled by the militant group al-Shabab. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children’s Fund has told VOA that the agency flew 5 tons of aid into the town of Baidoa on Wednesday. She says the shipment included medicines […]

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UNICEF Resumes Airlifts into South-Central Somalia

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time in two years, the United Nations has airlifted aid to a part of Somalia controlled by the militant group al-Shabab. A spokeswoman for the U.N. Children’s Fund has told VOA that the agency flew five metric tons of aid into the town of Baidoa on Wednesday. She says the shipment included […]

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UN: Millions More Afghans to Need Food Aid Due to Drought

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says a drought in Afghanistan will force millions more people to seek food aid later this year, further straining the U.N. agency’s efforts to feed the impoverished nation. The WFP’s deputy director for Afghanistan, Bradley Guerrant, says a poor wheat harvest caused by a lack of rain will lead to food […]

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World Food Program Exploring Return to Southern Somalia

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it is exploring “every possibility” to resume working in southern Somalia, after the Islamist militant group al-Shabab said it would welcome aid groups to areas under its control. In a statement Wednesday, the World Food Program said it is consulting with the United Nations as well as donor countries, and […]

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EU to Give Millions in Food Aid to North Korea

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The European Commission says it will give more than $14.5 million of food aid to North Korea to help around 650,000 people at risk of starving. The Commission said Monday the food will be delivered under a strict monitoring system to those most vulnerable to malnutrition in the northern and eastern provinces of the country. […]

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Britain Pledges $61 Million in Food Aid to Ethiopia

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain has pledged $61 million in emergency food aid to Ethiopia as the Horn of Africa experiences its worst drought in decades. British International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced the aid to the World Food Program Sunday, saying the money could feed 1.3 million people for three months. He said Britain is acting quickly to […]

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