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User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Aid
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Security worsens in eight African states 18.6.2007 MSNBC
Sudan and seven other sub-Saharan African countries are among the 10 nations in the world most vulnerable to violent internal conflict and deteriorating conditions, according to a private survey.
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A Climate Culprit In Darfur 16.6.2007 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Just over a week ago, leaders of the world's industrialized nations met in Heiligendamm, Germany, for their annual summit. Our modest goal: to win a breakthrough on climate change. And we got it -- an agreement to cut greenhouse gases by 50 percent before 2050. Especially gratifying for me is that the methods will be negotiated via the United Nations, better ensuring that our efforts will be mutually reinforcing.
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US Congress Urged to Support Permanent UN Force 12.6.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. Congress is under increasing pressure to support the creation of a new UN peacekeeping force that would help stop armed conflicts in the world before they turn into a Darfur-like humanitarian catastrophe. A wide array of civil society groups sent a letter to federal legislators today urging them to support the [...]
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President Bush Discusses Iraq, AIDS with Pope 10.6.2007 NPR News
President Bush met Pope Benedict XVI for the first time Saturday in Rome. Reporters were not allowed in the Pope's private library during the meeting, but the president afterward acknowledged that the Pope expressed concerns about the treatment of Christians in Iraq.
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Bush Meets With Pope, Discusses Iraq, Africa 9.6.2007 NPR News
President Bush has his first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. At the Vatican, the two discuss the war in Iraq, the U.S. humanitarian record, aid to Africa and the situation in Darfur.
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Amnesty Launches 'Eyes on Darfur' Site 7.6.2007 Washington Post: World
Atrocities in western Sudan as well as injustices in Zimbabwe, Lebanon and Burma have prompted American scientists to assist human rights organizations by devising tracking techniques using satellite imagery. The effort was made possible by benevolent donors and geospatial firms offering...
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'Eyes on Darfur' Site Launched 7.6.2007 Washington Post
Amnesty International mounts online effort to monitor settlements threatened by brutality.
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Sudan's At-Risk Villages Get Help from Satellites 7.6.2007 NPR News
Using a Web site and high-powered satellite cameras, Amnesty International USA plans to track developments in 12 at-risk villages in Sudan by sending up-to-date images to a Web site.
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FEATURE: G-8 Faces Lesson on School Girls in Battle Zones 5.6.2007 Women's eNews
When the world's wealthiest nations meet at the G-8 summit in Germany this week, aid workers plan to remind them that education pledges they made to children--the majority of them girls--are not being met in the world's worst conflict zones.
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Bush Sets Out For G-8 With Updated Global Agenda 3.6.2007 WCCO: National
President Bush is heading to Europe Monday to attend the Group of Eight meeting in Germany. Analysts say he will use the trip to try and present a fresh international agenda focusing on themes including AIDS in Africa and tackling global warming.
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Bush Heading to G-8 Meetings in Europe 2.6.2007 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New penalties against Sudan - check. More dollars to fight AIDS in Africa - check. A respected internationalist to lead the World Bank - check. Friendly words about tackling global warming - check....
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Bush Previews European Trip Initiatives 2.6.2007 Washington Post: Nation
WASHINGTON -- Europeans may bristle over President Bush's Iraq policy, yet he spent the week rolling out initiatives they can more easily embrace _ ones that address global warming, AIDS and the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
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Darfur Advocacy Group Undergoes a Shake-Up 2.6.2007 NYT: Home Page
Advertisements by the Save Darfur Coalition strained relationships with aid groups working on the ground.
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Advocacy group's publicity campaign on Darfur angers relief organizations 2.6.2007 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
Advertisements by the Save Darfur Coalition strained relationships with aid groups working on the ground.
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Darfur Refugees Flee in 125-Mile Trek 2.6.2007 Truthout.com
Hundreds of women and children fled by foot and on donkeys from Darfur to the neighboring Central African Republic after their town was attacked by planes and helicopters. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees was rushing aid to the 1,500 refugees who made the grueling 125-mile journey over 10 days.
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Blair defends foreign interventions 31.5.2007 The Guardian -- Front Page
PM defends foreign policy in farewell speech in Africa.
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U.N. Urges HIV Testing for All Patients in Hard-Hit Nations 31.5.2007 Washington Post: World
JOHANNESBURG, May 30 -- U.N. health officials on Wednesday called on nations with severe AIDS epidemics to offer routine, confidential HIV tests to all patients at health-care facilities in hopes of dramatically expanding the number of those who know they have the virus.
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Rainfall records could warn of war 30.5.2007 New Scientist: Being Human
Links between global change and armed strife may offer a new way of predicting regions on the edge of conflict
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Sudan Sanctions: Too Little, Too Late? 30.5.2007 NPR News
President Bush is calling the killings in the Darfur region of Sudan "genocide" but some question whether the Bush administration is doing all it can to support peace in the region. Author John Prendergast, an Africa policy expert with the International Crisis Group, explains why.
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Mixed Message 30.5.2007 Washington Post: Editorials
PRESIDENT BUSH'S announcement yesterday of new sanctions against Sudan because of the continuing genocide in Darfur was well justified and -- after more than a month's delay to allow for fruitless diplomacy -- overdue. It was also out of sync with the disturbing position of China, whose cooperation is essential to bringing sufficient pressure to bear on the Sudanese regime.
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