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Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.
In the Media by AFP

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

New York - The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
In the Media by AFP

Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 2 comments

South Sudan famine 'within weeks' without funding

Juba - Famine will break out in war-torn South Sudan within weeks unless massive funding for food aid is provided, aid agencies warned on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Food rations slashed for 800,000 African refugees: UN

Geneva - Nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed due to a lack of global aid funding, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation, the UN warned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Syrian rebels could aid fight against Iraq militants: Kerry

Jeddah - Syrian rebels can help weaken jihadists fighting in Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry said as Washington unveiled plans to boost Syria's opposition with $500 million in arms and training.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Kerry in Syria opposition talks as U.S. moves to arm rebels

Jeddah - The U.S. top diplomat headed for talks with the Syrian opposition and its key backer Saudi Arabia Friday after the White House asked lawmakers for $500 million to train and equip vetted rebels.
In the Media by AFP

UN says 10.8 million Syrians need aid

New York - The number of Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million -- nearly half of Syria's population of 22 million -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said.
In the Media by AFP

Wary U.S. unlikely to restore full Egypt aid soon

Washington - As Egypt prepares to swear in its fourth leader since 2011, a huge slice of $1.5 billion in U.S. aid remains in deep-freeze amid fears the nation is sliding back into authoritarianism.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

UN seeks $1.26 bn to prevent mass starvation in South Sudan

Oslo - The international community turns its gaze this week to conflict-torn South Sudan, where the UN says $1.26 billion is needed to avoid a major humanitarian crisis threatening millions of people.
In the Media by Pierre-Henry Deshayes (AFP)

Five aid workers freed in Syria, says MSF

Geneva - Five aid workers who were kidnapped in Syria in January have been freed, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said Thursday.In a statement, MSF said three of the staff members were released on April 4 and the remaining two on Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

S.Sudan facing 'catastrophic' hunger

Juba - War-torn South Sudan faces a catastrophic "tipping point" amid famine and genocide warnings, an aid agency said Thursday, as the conflict entered its fifth month with no sign of bloodshed ending.
In the Media by Waakhe Simon Wudu (AFP)

UN warns South Sudan at risk of famine

Juba - The United Nations food agency on Saturday warned South Sudan risked famine due to the conflict between the government and rebels and appealed for free access for humanitarian supplies along roads and rivers.
In the Media by AFP

5 million children in Africa's Sahel face acute malnutrition

Dakar - Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa's Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, UN humanitarian agency OCHA said."We are facing a funding bottleneck at a very critical moment.
In the Media by AFP

UN Syria aid resolution not working, official warns

New York - UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said Wednesday that a Security Council measure designed to provide aid to millions of desperate Syrians was not working.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Syrians suffer as UN call for aid access ignored

Beirut - In rebel-held parts of southern Damascus, activists say the streets are filled with "ghosts" -- Syrians wandering and begging, desperate for food and medicine that is nowhere to be found.
In the Media by Sara Hussein (AFP)

Aid access in Syria not improving: UN chief

New York - Access for foreign aid for millions of Syrians desperately in need has not improved, violating a Security Council resolution passed two months ago, the UN chief said in a report Wednesday.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

U.S. housing effort in Haiti falls short

Washington - A U.S. project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

IMF no longer forces 'structural adjustment': Lagarde

Washington - The International Monetary Fund has changed and no longer imposes tough "structural adjustment" programs as it did in poor countries two decades ago, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

IMF chief says Ukraine bailout won't fail

Washington - IMF chief Christine Lagarde voiced confidence Thursday that Ukraine would meet conditions of a bailout and stabilize its economy, which is reeling after Russia's takeover of Crimea.
In the Media by AFP

US Treasury sets IPO for Ally Financial

Washington - The US Treasury Department announced plans Wednesday for Ally Financial to raise $2.375 billion in a market debut as it winds down its rescue of the big bank.
In the Media by AFP

Homes torched, displaced cry for aid in Sudan's Darfur

- First their homes were torched, and now the people themselves are burning, huddled under crude shelters to escape Sudan's fierce desert sun after fleeing Darfur's worst violence in a decade.
In the Media by AFP

Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.
In the Media by AFP

Morocco relocation of migrants stirs 'crisis' warning

- Rabat's policy of relocating sub-Saharan migrants, apparently under pressure from Spain to stem a surge in illegal border crossings, is creating a potential humanitarian crisis, according to NGOs.
In the Media by Hicham Rafih (AFP)

Over a million flee South Sudan conflict: UN

Juba - Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine seen as risky bet for IMF

Washington - The International Monetary Fund is treading on risky ground in rushing to the aid of Ukraine, given the country's instability and poor track record with the international lender.
In the Media by Jeremy Tordjman (AFP)

Japan to offer $1.5 billion aid to Ukraine

Tokyo - Japan is to give up to $1.5 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, the government in Tokyo confirmed Tuesday, as the club of rich nations booted Russia off the membership list.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the figure as he and fellow world leaders,...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

Washington - Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children.
In the Media by AFP

Sudanese Red Cross worker killed in Darfur, Red Cross says

Khartoum - A Sudanese worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been killed in Sudan's Darfur, the agency said on Friday, as violence worsens in the region.
In the Media by AFP

Japan to unveil $1.0 billion aid to Ukraine at G7 summit

Tokyo - Japan plans to provide nearly $1.0 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, public broadcaster NHK said Friday, as relations with Russia cool over the Crimea crisis.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to announce the support when he attends a Group of Seven meeti...
In the Media by AFP
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Supplies  including 600 tents from the U.K. being unloaded at Cebu airport on Nov. 14  2013.
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Supplies, including 600 tents from the U.K. being unloaded at Cebu airport on Nov. 14, 2013.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Zack DelCorte  assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarin...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray
Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Zack DelCorte, assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), hands bottled water to a Japanese citizen
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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A typhoon victim holds a placard asking for food while standing amongst the ruins of houses destroye...
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A typhoon victim holds a placard asking for food while standing amongst the ruins of houses destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan in Tanauan, Leyte in central Philippines
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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