User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
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World Humanitarian Day: A Call To End Violence Against Civilians And Aid Workers 17.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Action Against Hunger joins the international humanitarian community on August 19, 2017, in paying tribute to humanitarian personnel around the world who put themselves at risk to save lives and alleviate the suffering of people affected by disaster and conflict.
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UN says 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda 17.8.2017 Hindu: News
Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan’s civil war.
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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says 17.8.2017 Washington Post: World
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.
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The US Military's Bloody "Successes": Training Foreign Militaries to Start Coups 10.8.2017 Truthout.com
Winning! It's the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces. "We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, to fight war and only do one thing -- you know what that is? Win! Win!" President Donald Trump exclaimed earlier this year while standing aboard the new aircraft carrier U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford. Since World War II, however, neither preventing nor winning wars have been among America's strong suits.  The nation has instead been embroiled in serial conflicts and interventions in which victories have been remarkably scarce, a trend that has only accelerated in the post-9/11 era. From Afghanistan to Iraq, Somalia to the Philippines, Libya to Yemen, military investments -- in lives and tax dollars -- have been costly and enduring victories essentially nonexistent.  But Amadou Sanogo is something of a rare all-American military success story, even if he isn't American and his success was fleeting.  Sanogo learned English in Texas, received instruction from ...
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Yemen is humanitarian catastrophe. U.S. officials don't want you to know why 3.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A boat carrying 140 Somali refugees was traveling from Yemen to Sudan in the dark, early hours of March 17 when suddenly an Apache helicopter appeared overhead. Hovering over the bodies huddled on the deck below, it opened fire, killing 42 people on board.

“I knew too well that my daughter was...

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US criticizes Africa for ‘failure’ on famine threat 20.7.2017 Washington Post: World
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley sharply criticized African nations on Tuesday for their “collective failure” to respond to the threat of famine facing more than 14 million people — and for nominating Congo for a seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body despite its serious rights violations.
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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines 19.7.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. Host Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF about the crisis.
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Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia 18.7.2017 Washington Post
Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia
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More than 20 million people are at risk of starving to death. Will the world step up? 18.7.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
Children are among the most vulnerable, yet the global response to the emergency has been lacking.
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Hunger Pushes Over 20 Million People to the Brink of Starvation: U.S. Charities Urgently Ask America to Take Action 17.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 : For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring countries.
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UN considers new base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region 14.7.2017 Hindu: International
The United Nations says it is considering opening a peacekeeping base in South Sudan’s troubled Yei region, which has “gone through a nightmare” in recent months amid warnings of ethnic violence. It w...
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Trump delays decision on whether to end Sudan sanctions 12.7.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration delayed its decision Tuesday on whether to permanently lift sanctions on Sudan, giving itself three more months to determine whether the African country's government has made enough progress after decades of isolation, war and abuses....
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Lifting sanctions will help Sudan's leaders. What about everyone else? 11.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Lifting sanctions will help Sudan's leaders. What about everyone else?
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US giving $638M aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan 8.7.2017 Washington Post: World
The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.
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For Sudan, A Looming Deadline On Possible Lifting Of U.S. Sanctions 8.7.2017 NPR News
Before leaving office, President Obama suspended some sanctions on Sudan. By July 12, the Trump administration has to decide whether or not to stick with this approach.
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Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan 8.7.2017 NPR News
On Sunday, South Sudan marks six years as independent country. Between its civil war and humanitarian crisis, things are so bad that anniversary celebrations were canceled.
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The World Is Facing Its Worst Food Crisis Since World War II 6.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialized agency. During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing its worst food crisis since World War II. "I wish I could announce here today some good news regarding the global fight against hunger…but, unfortunately, it is not the case,"  said  FAO's Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva to member states at the opening of the meeting. FAO has identified 19 countries facing severe food crises due to a combination of conflict and climate change including South Sudan, Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen where nearly 20 million are affected. Though South Sudan recently declared that it no longer has areas in famine, millions are still on the brink of starvation as violence and insecurity ensues. In fact, almost 60 percent of hungry people around the world live in areas affected by conflicts and climate change. With no relief to be seen, many ...
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Tillerson wants to merge the State Dept. and USAID. That’s a bad idea. 28.6.2017 Washington Post
Tillerson wants to merge the State Dept. and USAID. That’s a bad idea.
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Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official 22.6.2017 NPR News
The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.
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I Spent 4 Days In Jail In South Sudan. I Won't Stop Reporting On The Crisis There 20.6.2017 NPR News
NPR's East Africa correspondent Eyder Peralta was seized by armed men and imprisoned without charge just after he'd been given permission to report in South Sudan, ravaged by civil war since 2013.
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