User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Aid
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Sudan's pyramids, rivaling those in neighboring Egypt, go unvisited amid sanctions 26.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited 26.4.2015 AP Top News
AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) -- The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted....
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UN agency 'extremely worried' about missing staff in volatile South Sudan 23.4.2015 New Kerala: India News
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700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck off Libya 19.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Hundreds more people are believed to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, UN’s refugee agency says The Mediterranean’s migration crisis worsened on Sunday morning as up to 700 more migrants were feared to have drowned just outside Libyan waters, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled to Europe . If confirmed, the accident means that at least 1,500 migrants have died so far in 2015 while on route to Europe – at least 30 times higher than last year’s equivalent figure, which was itself a record. It comes just days after 400 others drowned last week in a similar ...
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Afghanistan's Economic Recovery: A New Horizon for South-South Partnerships? 30.3.2015 Truthout.com
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadsai at a press conference after a meeting with the German Chancellor in the Chanclery in Berlin, Germany, December 5, 2014. (Photo via 360b / Shutterstock.com ) United Nations - First the centre of the silk route, then the epicenter of bloody conflicts, Afghanistan's history can be charted through many diverse chapters, the most recent of which opened with the election of President Ashraf Ghani in September 2014. Having inherited a country pockmarked with the scars of over a decade of occupation by U.S. troops – including one million unemployed youth and a flourishing opium trade – the former finance minister has entered the ring at a low point for his country. Afghanistan ranks near the bottom of Transparency International's most recent Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), tailed only by North Korea, Somalia and Sudan. A full 36 percent of its population of 30.5 million people lives in poverty, while spillover pressures from war-torn neighbours like Pakistan threaten to ...
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South Sudan food crisis leaves people of Ganyiel desperate for a peace deal 27.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In a country where conflict has left almost 2 million people displaced, the town of Ganyiel offers relatively safe harbour. But food is scarce and child malnutrition rates at critical levels

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Group: 7 killed, 1 injured in munitions explosions in South Sudan's Unity state 24.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
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US evangelicals in Africa put faith into action but some accused of intolerance 18.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

While some modern missionaries are aware of the colonial legacies attached to their work, evangelical churches continue to provide aid while promoting an explicitly anti-gay agenda – which Christian nations are more likely to support

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Family of slain American hostage held by IS to bid farewell in hometown memorial service 7.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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‘If I am alive, I must have an education’: the refugee girl who crossed a border to go to school 6.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
When Grace fled South Sudan, she refused to give up on her dream to be a doctor. But with refugee numbers soaring and camps at breaking point around the world, millions of children like her simply don’t have a school to attend. So why won’t aid donors invest in their futures? Continue reading...
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Live Q&A: After four years of war in Syria, what’s the plan for refugees? 5.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Nine million people have fled conflict in Syria. Join us on 12 March 1.30-3pm to discuss a more permanent solution than refugee camps and host communities In January, Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the biggest source of refugees in the world. After four years of war, 200,000 are dead, nine million have fled their homes and more people have left the country than during the wars in Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. More than 3.7 million Syrian refugees are registered in five main host countries – Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Turkey is home to the majority but Lebanon bears the biggest burden relative to its size – 1.2 million Syrians in 1,700 locations. The country now asks all refugees to apply for a visa at the border in an effort to control the ...
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UK aid watchdog slams DfID over naive security and justice initiatives 5.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Icai takes DfID to task on operations in Libya, Sudan and Nigeria and says it needs to be far more rigorous and realistic Britain’s efforts to promote security and justice in developing countries are being stymied by overambitious targets, a lack of focus and a “naive” tendency to repeat unsuccessful initiatives, the UK’s aid watchdog has ...
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South Sudan sanctions loom as US presents draft UN resolution 25.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Waning patience over repeated failure of ceasefire agreements prompts US to propose global travel ban and asset freeze

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UK approach to children in war zones is lamentable, report says 21.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Scathing report by parliamentary group warns government must reevaluate its strategy for helping children affected by conflict

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Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur: UN reports 20.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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British aid worker killed in South Sudan 18.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Juba government condemns killing of Carter Center employee ‘in the strongest terms possible’

A British aid worker was killed on Tuesday night in Juba, the capital of conflict-riven South Sudan, the Foreign Office has confirmed. According to reports, the victim, who has not been named, worked for the Carter Center, the NGO set up by the former US president Jimmy Carter.

A spokesman for the South Sudanese government said the man appeared to have been deliberately targeted as he returned to his compound in Juba.

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US eases sanctions on export of smartphones, laptops and other communications tools to Sudan 17.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Valerie Amos calls for arms embargo against South Sudan 10.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

UN humanitarian chief supports international action during visit to rebel-held area with American actor Forest Whitaker

Valerie Amos has joined calls for an arms embargo against South Sudan, the most senior UN official to back growing international demands for action against the country as it enters a second year of civil war.

“Anything that takes weapons off the streets, out of countries and out of communities will help us because ultimately for us it’s about bringing peace,” the UN humanitarian chief told the Guardian. “If there are no weapons, it’s harder for people to fight, peace will come sooner and we can get more aid to the people who so desperately need it.”

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'Peace, stability and security' vital for South Sudan's war-weary people, says top UN relief official 10.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
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UN official says South Sudan aid workers face sudden road blocks 9.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
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