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In the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, many Somalis depend on foreign aid for their survival. But humanitarian aid workers are coming to terms with the limitations of how much good they can do in a land torn by war. Abshiro Mohammed has built a makeshift roof over his head out of canvas and wooden sticks.
The United Nations is seeking to raise $1.5 billion to help four million people in Somalia who are still affected by the famine crisis. It says hard-won gains could be lost if assistance doesn't continue. The United Nations will require $1.5 billion (1.14 billion euros) to keep its lifesaving projects operational in Somalia next year. Humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden, appealed Tuesday for increased aid to the war-ravaged country during the launch of the humanitarian assistance appeal for 2012. "The 2012 appeal is based on realistic assessments of the emergency needs of four million people still in crisis months after famine was declared in July," said Bowden. "The aid will go into food, health and education projects," he added.
One of the major driving forces behind Elizabeth Warren upped its support on Monday, signaling its intention to go on the air with ads promoting her Senate campaign in Massachusetts.
World AIDS Day is a time for us to consider the state of the epidemic and the challenges we must overcome to achieve a world without AIDS. It's a time to reflect on the fact that we ALL have a role to play in ending this disease.
Summary The Blossom Bus project will employ local vehicles in rural India to transport Muslim minority girls to secondary school, clearing the single greatest obstacle to their continuing education.
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Democrats on the supercommittee have proposed that the savings from the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan be used to pay for a new stimulus package, according to a summary of the $2.3 trillion plan obtained by The Hill.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck eastern Turkey Wednesday evening, less than three weeks after a massive quake killed more than 600 people in the same area. At least eight people have been killed. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck in eastern Turkey late Wednesday, toppling two hotels, an apartment complex and at least 20 other buildings.
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Craigslist founder turned philanthropist Craig Newmark set out to discover which U.S. non-profits were the most effective social media users. It turns out, there doesn't appear to be a correlation between social media savvy and an organization's net worth.
The IRS, which plans to finalize the new fees in coming months, recently said it was open to ways to mitigate costs.
By Eurasia Review -- (October 3, 2011)
Source: Member Children are commonly one of the most vulnerable groups in an emergency.
UN official says VIP movement hampering relief work.
ISLAMABAD, Sept.17 (Xinhua) -- Recent floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southern Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people and affected 6 million more, according to the latest figures released by the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday. The floods caused damage to an area of 7.987 million acres and swept away standing crops in the whole affected areas, said NDMA. According to NDMA, floods have affected all the 23 districts of Sindh province and completely damaged a total of 539,899 houses while another 848,412 houses have suffered partial damage.