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Turkish Ship Out of Aid Flotilla to Gaza

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish boat has opted out of an international aid flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip later this month in defiance of an Israeli naval blockade around the Palestinian territory. Aid organizers said Friday that the Mavi Marmara will not join the estimated 10 other ships because of technical problems. The Turkish ship was boarded […]

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UN: 8 Million Urgently Need Food in Horn of Africa

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations food agency says more than eight million people in the Horn of Africa need emergency food aid due to the ongoing drought in the region. The Food and Agriculture Organization warned Tuesday that food is urgently needed in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The agency said the region has had below-average rainfall […]

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International Donors Pledge $4 Billion for Child Vaccines

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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International donors have pledged more than $4 billion to vaccinate children against life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and measles. At a one-day conference in London Monday, Britain led the donations with a contribution of $1.3 billion. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation declared it would donate more than $1 billion to the cause over the […]

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UN Pledges $1.8 Million in Aid to Bangladesh

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has agreed to provide $1.8 billion in aid to Bangladesh to support the country’s development goals. The U.N. said Wednesday the assistance will come over the next five years as part of the U.N. Development Assistance Framework 2012-2016. The grant will assist in Bangladesh’s development in several areas including democratic governance and […]

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