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A 'tragic life' for the displaced in Syria's Al-Hol camp

Kamishli - Malnourished children struck down by chronic diarrhoea, mothers too weak to breastfeed -- in northeastern Syria's Al-Hol camp, a humanitarian emergency is unfolding.

UN pleads for one-month Syria aid truce

Damascus - The United Nations in Syria appealed on Tuesday for a one-month truce in the conflict to allow aid to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians in urgent need of assistance.

Hurricane Irma: International efforts in the Caribbean

London - Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States have ramped up relief efforts for their territories in the Caribbean after the passage of Hurricane Irma last week left devastation in its wake.

San Francisco Giants win third World Series in 5 years

A near-perfect five innings of relief pitching by Madison Bumgarner gave the Giants a narrow Game 7 World Series win over the Kansas City Royals. Tonight the Giants won their third World Series in five years, completing a rare sports trilogy.

IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

India's return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation's sporting ambitions.

UN warns of humanitarian 'catastrophe' in DR Congo's Katanga

Kinshasa - A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in DR Congo's Katanga province, where rebel violence has destroyed 600 homes over the past three months and displaced 400,000 people, the UN said Wednesday.

Kim Kardashian's eBay auction for typhoon victims sparks outrage

Kim Kardashian's eBay auction of her designer clothes and accessories has sparked criticism and outrage on social media for giving only 10 percent of the proceeds to victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and keeping the other 90 percent.

Op-Ed: Moving piece written about Typhoon Haiyan goes viral

On November 13, a moving Facebook note about Typhoon Haiyan and the current situation in the Philippines was posted. It is currently going viral and is entitled, 'I Need To Tell You.'

Brooklyn rapper GLIFFICS raising money for Egyptian relief

Brooklyn - In light of the tumultuous situation in Egypt, Brooklyn-based rapper GLIFFICS is planning to help people in need. "I, as an Egyptian, have decided to do whatever I can to help from the U.S.," GLIFFICS said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX.

Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert

Shawnee - Country singer Ronnie Dunn performed on July 6 at the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Relief aid for Moore tornado victims denied at Canadian border

A 44,000-pound shipment of food, blankets and diapers bound for tornado-stricken Moore, Okla., has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border. Officials will not let it cross until every item is itemized in alphabetical order.

Small town makes huge impact on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Special

Port Huron - This is a story about of small community's effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy by gathering goods and raising funds to deliver those goods to the affected areas.

Charlie Sheen donates $25,000 to Alabama tornado relief fund

Tuscaloosa - Troubled actor Charlie Sheen has made a considerable donation to the Alabama tornado relief fund, contributing a sum of $25,000.

Volunteers campaigning for Animal Relief event Special

An Animal Relief fundraiser could be an enormous benefit to animals in need of help, say those campaigning the BBC to hold such an event.

Study: Nature scenes 'reduce pain' for cancer sufferers

Baltimore - Every day some cancer patients have to endure painful procedures, often excruciating. But now there may be something on hand to decrease the pain according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, U.S.

August likely to be tough on flood in Pakistan

Islamabad - Heavy rains after a very long period of time has caused record floods in the country and it's expected that August will not bring relief and all the concerned departments would have to be on red alert.

US Missionary in Haiti convicted, sent home

Port-au-prince - Laura Silsby, originally charged with kidnapping, criminal association along with nine other missionaries was convicted of arranging illegal travel under a 1980 statute restricting movement out of Haiti. She was then set free and put on a plane home.

Bill Clinton says sorry for Haiti failures, takes helm

Bill Clinton was in Haiti today, largely to issue apologies for the failure to date to deliver aid to the estimated 1 million people in need.

Lack of Air and Sea Ports Hamper Immediate Aid Delivery to Haiti

Immediate delivery of equipment, supplies and other relief goods to the earthquake-devastated Haiti is being hampered by lack of usable airports and seaports in the capital city of Port au Prince as planes loaded with relief goods could not land

Surprising Ways to Help Haiti

There are some rather surprising ways we all can help those in need in Haiti. A usually competitive group of companies, a relatively easy task, and a way to help Haitians in the long run all pave the way to aid our fellow men, women and children.

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.

Former US President Bill Clinton Visits Quake Victims in Haiti

UN Special Ambassador Bill Clinton visited earthquake-devastated Haiti to see for himself the extent of devastation in the capital city. Clinton praised aid workers and doctors for their services and assistance to earthquake victims.

Op-Ed: Above and below the rubble line in Haiti - the chance of life

CNN's 24-hour coverage of the Haitian earthquake's aftermath exposed parallel tragedies along the rubble line - the brutal question emerging on who to save in a country of extremely limited resources.

Op-Ed: What Can I do to Help Haiti?

The quake in Haiti provides an opportunity to address injustice that has been smoldering for decades and contributed to the scale of the disaster. Here are some thoughts on righting past wrongs with donations and email.

US State Secretary Hillary Clinton to Visit Haiti Saturday

State Secretary Hillary Clinton is rushing to Haiti Saturday to inspect the extent of devastation that killed thousands of people in the capital city of Port-au-Prince after the nation was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake last Tuesday

Google donates $1 million USD to Haiti earthquake relief efforts

Google announced Thursday it will donate $1 million USD to help victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti. It is also extending the company's technological resources to relief organizations.

Myanmar: Red Cross Relief Boat Sinks

A Red Cross boat carrying rice and drinking water for cyclone victims sank Sunday; The double-decker boat that sank was carrying supplies for more than 1,000 people

Canada: Relief for Ailing Forest Industry Anticipated

Apparently Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper is getting ready to make an announcement that will aid the struggling forestry industry by pumping some millions into retraining programs.

United Nations: In 2008 Darfur Relief Will Cost $825 million

The Sudan Work Plan will be launched on Dec. 11, and the total cost of this plan is estimated to be $2.2 billion, with the cost for the Darfur region hovering around $825 million. The costs include early recovery and development projects.

Solomon Islands: Tsunami relief in chaos

Though the aid workers are helping survivors of tsunami disaster in the Solomon Islands complained Thursday that they are lacking with resources and they are health risks for many who are left homeless.
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Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert
Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist ...
Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist in moving relief supplies to isolated areas of the earthquake ravaged island.
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