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All Posts Tagged With: "humanitarian"

Egypt installing metal wall to block Gaza Strip smugglers

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Egypt installing metal wall to block Gaza Strip smugglers

With U.S. help, Egypt is erecting a massive iron wall to prevent smugglers from entering Gaza. The tunnel network is used to import civilian goods and military weaponry. The decision to step up anti-smuggling efforts came after Operation Cast Lead. For more on recent events in the Palestinian territories, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Ghassan Shabaneh.

Posted: December 14, 2009 13:08   Comments: 145
Pakistani civilians suffer in South Waziristan offensive

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Pakistani civilians suffer in South Waziristan offensive

After a series of deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, the vast majority of which were carried out by groups with roots in South Waziristan, the army commenced an offensive in the restive tribal region. Imran Khan of Al Jazeera English reports on the humanitarian consequences of the Pakistani military's newest campaign.

Posted: October 20, 2009 13:25   Comments: 1
Chaos in Somalia creates humanitarian crisis in Kenya

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Chaos in Somalia creates humanitarian crisis in Kenya

Thousands of displaced people continue to stream across the Somali border into a large refugee camp in northern Kenya. Spencer Platt of Getty Images recently returned from the Dadaab refugee complex and shares his impressions.

Posted: September 14, 2009 15:19   Comments: 2
Week in review: Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and the pope

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and the pope

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost discuss the week's top stories: Afghanistan, the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Sri Lanka and the pope's visit to the Holy Land.

Posted: May 15, 2009 11:35   Comments: 5
Sudan to allow new aid groups into Darfur

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Sudan to allow new aid groups into Darfur

Sudan has agreed to allow aid agencies to return to the violence-ridden Darfur region. However, the 13 aid agencies that were expelled in March will not be allowed back. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the predicament of aid groups and criticizes the arrangement.

Posted: May 8, 2009 10:45   Comments: 1
Sri Lanka’s civilians ensnared by rebel-government battling

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Sri Lanka’s civilians ensnared by rebel-government battling

As Sri Lanka's government continues its battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers and civilians are caught in the crossfire, a Worldfocus contributing blogger explores how the conflict originated and what the future holds for the government and the Tamils.

Posted: February 13, 2009 11:48   Comments: 5
Sri Lankan government corners rebel Tamil Tigers

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Sri Lankan government corners rebel Tamil Tigers

The Sri Lankan government's offensive against the Tamil Tigers may be close to an end, as the primary rebel base has been captured -- but both the rebels and the government face questions about the humanitarian consequences of their fighting.

Posted: January 28, 2009 19:06   Comments: 2
Cholera death toll surpasses 2,700 in Zimbabwe

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Cholera death toll surpasses 2,700 in Zimbabwe

Ann Veneman, the executive director of UNICEF, recently returned from Zimbabwe and discusses efforts to combat cholera and the relationship between Zimbabwe's political impasse and its deteriorating health sector.

Posted: January 23, 2009 16:01   Comments: 1
Gaza aid compound struck by Israeli fire

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Gaza aid compound struck by Israeli fire

Andrew Whitley of the UNRWA office for Palestine refugees discusses the current humanitarian situation in Gaza and the U.N. compound that was struck by Israeli shells.

Posted: January 15, 2009 17:14   Comments: 37
Rwanda aims for one laptop per child

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Rwanda aims for one laptop per child

Once a site of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the town of Rwamagana is now going online thanks to the One Laptop Per Child program.

Posted: December 11, 2008 12:11   Comments: 21

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