User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Aid
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Inaction on Climate Change Equals Human Annihilation 20.4.2017 Truthout.com
Only dramatic and concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm. (Photo: Asian Development Bank ) Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries -- Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan -- as well as in Yemen were likely to die if not provided with emergency food and medical aid. "We are at a critical point in history," he declared . "Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N."  Without coordinated international action, he added, "people will simply starve to death [or] suffer and die from disease." Major famines have, of course, occurred before, but never in memory on such a scale in ...
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Fears over being accused of funding terrorism hamper charitable work in ravaged countries 20.4.2017 Washington Post
At a time of historic humanitarian need, banks are increasingly hesitant to conduct business with charities that work in disaster zones for fear that they could be caught up in funding international terrorism.
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As famine looms, US senators seek more efficient food aid 15.4.2017 Washington Post: World
As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of “America First,” two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan’s famine and civil war.
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US senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine 15.4.2017 AP Top News
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) -- As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war....
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Key US senator pushes back against Trump's proposed aid cuts 15.4.2017 AP Politics
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) -- Face-to-face with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee strongly defended U.S. foreign aid on Friday despite President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts in humanitarian assistance....
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Key US senator pushes back against Trump’s proposed aid cuts 15.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Face-to-face with victims of South Sudan’s famine and civil war, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee strongly defended U.S. foreign aid on Friday despite President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts in humanitarian assistance.
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British official terms South Sudan violence ‘tribal genocide’ 13.4.2017 Hindu: International
There are massacres taking place, people’s throats being slit, villages being burned down, rapes: Priti Patel
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British official: South Sudan violence is tribal genocide 13.4.2017 Washington Post: World
South Sudan’s violent conflict is now genocide that is being perpetrated along tribal lines, a senior British official said, urging foreign leaders to do more to force the country’s government to end the conflict in which tens of thousands of people have been killed.
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Famine now threatens more people than at any time since World War II 12.4.2017 Washington Post
Protracted wars in four countries have left 20 million people on the brink of starvation. The threat of violence limits aid workers’ access to affected regions, and in some cases, starvation may be a deliberate war tactic. Entire generations are at risk of lasting damage stemming from the crises.
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'Sliding into catastrophe': South Sudan famine could spread 11.4.2017 AP Top News
AWEIL, South Sudan (AP) -- Two months after the world's youngest nation declared a famine amid its civil war, hunger has become more widespread than expected, aid workers say....
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A look at UN peacekeeping missions as US seeks cuts 6.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Part of President Donald Trump’s proposed deep budget cuts in foreign aid could be significant reductions in U.N. peacekeeping missions in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The U.N. Security Council is meeting Thursday on the issue at the United States’ request. Here’s a look at some of the 16 current peacekeeping missions around the world, including the largest and the most likely to be squeezed:
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As Thousands Flee South Sudan, Ugandan Refugee Camp Becomes World's Largest 5.4.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
People fleeing South Sudan's brutal civil war have streamed across the border to Uganda, where the Bidi Bidi camp now hosts more than 270,000 people. It's become the biggest refugee camp in the world.
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UN food program head warns of US budget cuts amid famine 4.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Rome • The outgoing head of the United Nations’ World Food Program said Monday she is certain the U.S. Congress will reject the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts for U.N. aid agencies, saying “No one in America believes that ‘America First’ means that other people must die.” Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, whose friendship with former President Barack Obama predated his presidency, on Tuesday winds up five years of leading the world’s largest anti-hunger humanitarian organization. ...
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South Sudan’s people are starving, and fighters are blocking aid 31.3.2017 Washington Post
South Sudan’s people are starving, and fighters are blocking aid
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Conflict now eroding food security in 'stable' areas of South Sudan - UN Mission 31.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Conflict now eroding food security in 'stable' areas of South Sudan - UN Mission
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On Their Way To Build A Youth Center, They Were Ambushed And Killed 30.3.2017 NPR News
The killing of six aid workers in South Sudan was the deadliest attack since the country's civil war began in 2013.
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Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns 29.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns
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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid 29.3.2017 AP Top News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor....
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Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid 29.3.2017 Washington Post: World
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.
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CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are 27.3.2017 NPR News
A report from the U.N. Refugee Agency shows some surprising trends in the world's refugee crisis.
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