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UN says Homs operation extended until Wednesday night

Simpson - The United Nations has said an operation to allow civilians to leave besieged districts of the Syrian city of Homs will be extended until Wednesday night.
In the Media by AFP

Governors Awards handed out in Hollywood

A private and non-televised event kicked off the Oscar season as the Governors Awards were handed out in Hollywood Nov. 16.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Run For Love 1000 on their way to Dubrovnik

London - Thirty-nine marathons in 33 days. That's exactly what three young Londoners are currently planning. The trio are running from Odessa in Ukraine to Dubrovnik in Croatia to raise money and awareness for child trafficking.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Shoe museum inducts Canadian humanitarian's boots Special

Toronto - Nigel Fisher and his boots have walked through some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world, but now, visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto may catch a glimpse of them, where the long-time UNICEF humanitarian has been inducted.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos - 5 comments

In Pakistan, devastating flooding leads to humanitarian crisis

Islamabad - For a second straight year, devastating flooding in Pakistan is now a humanitarian crisis, as millions of people have fled homes and villages, and with hundreds of thousands at risk of disease, humanitarian groups are calling for immediate assistance.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Sean Penn to receive Hollywood Humanitarian Award

The Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn is to be recognised for his humanitarian efforts at the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 2 comments

French minister accuses U.S. of 'occupying ' Haiti

Characterizing the American troop deployment in Haiti as an 'occupying' force, France's minister in charge of humanitarian aid issued concern over U.S. air traffic controls.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 13 comments

Op-Ed: Journalist Pleads Media Respond to Humanitarian Needs of Gaza

Ordinary citizens have been known to stand in front of armored tanks in the middle of a street to plead for peace. That’s what a student did in China.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff

Corruption Creating Humanitarian Disasters, Says Int'l Watchdog Agency

Corruption in poor countries has created humanitarian disasters which threaten to derail the global fight against poverty, Transparency International said as it released its annual Corruptions Perceptions Index. The CPI includes other surprises as well.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson

Jolie and Pitt Team Up to Produce Upcoming HBO Drama

The A-list couple known to bring A-list attention to their humanitarian causes are reportedly working on their first joint effort as producers of an upcoming HBO series on aid workers.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

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Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos  Switzerland  January 24  2008
Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2008
Pakistani girl with mosquito bites.
Pakistani girl with mosquito bites.

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