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Three mn people in Syria in need of assistance: UN


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Almost three million people in Syria are in need of assistance as the country's civil war has devastated food production, according to a joint study by ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Briton released in Sudan


May 31st, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, May 30 (IANS) A British humanitarian worker kidnapped in Sudan about three months ago has been released, the UN African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said.UNAMID chief Ibrahim Gambari ... Read more...

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Centre arranging gunny bags for Madhya Pradesh


May 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The central government is trying to arrange gunny bags for Madhya Pradesh, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said Thursday, reacting to reports from the state ... Read more...

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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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Over 100,000 flee fighting in northwestern Pakistan: UNHCR


March 31st, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (IANS) An estimated 101,160 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced since Jan 20 when government troops began security operations against militant groups in Khyber Agency ... Read more...

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US to give $12 mn in aid for Syrians


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The US has announced to provide over $12 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrians, suffering from continued violence, through the UN and other humanitarian relief ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns killing of workers in Somalia


December 24th, 2011 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the killing of two World Food Programme (WFP) officials and a member of a partner organisation in Somalia.A ... Read more...

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Kim’s death: Will India-North Korea ties improve?


December 19th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India is closely watching developments in North Korea following the death of its longtime leader Kim Jong-il, which could improve New Delhi's ties with the ... Read more...

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Bal Bharti student wins UN slogan writing competition


December 13th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Aashna Mahendru, a student of class seven of Bal Bharti Public School, Tuesday won the inter-school online slogan-writing competition which was organised by the United ... Read more...

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UN food agencies warn high food prices to continue


October 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS) Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, ... Read more...

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Food aid to Pakistan reaches 7,000 tonnes: WFP


September 30th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 30 (IANS) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed around 7,000 tonnes of monthly family food rations in the flood-affected region of Pakistan, Xinhua reported.The family food ... Read more...

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Ronaldo, Zidane to play for Africa famine relief


September 27th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Top football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are all set to play in the ninth edition of an annual match against poverty Dec 13 in ... Read more...

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Karnataka bans holding of tomatoes festival Sunday


September 16th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 16 (IANS) The Karnataka government Friday declined to permit the tomatoes festival (La Tomatina) in Bangalore and Mysore Sunday in response to protests by social activists and citizens ... Read more...

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India pledges $8 mn to famine-stricken Horn of Africa


September 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With a crippling famine ravaging the Horn of Africa, India Wednesday pledged $8 million to Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti and said it was considering ... Read more...

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South Korea to give $1 mn in aid to Libyan rebels


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) South Korea will give $1 million in aid to Libyan rebels as part of a global campaign to end the decades-long rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Search women in burqa without exception: Pakistani daily


August 13th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Women wearing burqa "need to be searched without exception", said a leading Pakistani daily after a woman suicide bomber blew herself up in Peshawar city.An editorial ... Read more...

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500,000 Libyans fed by UN food organisation


July 6th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS/AKI) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed 6,000 tonnes of emergency food aid to over 500,000 people in conflict-hit Libya over the past four months, ... Read more...

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Nepal hosts Asia’s first public lesbian wedding


June 20th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Three years after Nepal's Supreme Court recognised same-sex unions, the Himalayan republic Monday hosted Asia's first public lesbian wedding with the couple flying from the US ... Read more...

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500,000 Libyans have got UN-delivered food


June 19th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) More than half a million people affected by the conflict in Libya have received food delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).Fighting began between rebels ... Read more...

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Abducted Bulgarian pilots released in Sudan


June 7th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 7 (IANS) Three Bulgarian pilots - working for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) - who were abducted in January, have been released in Sudan, a statement said.WFP ... Read more...

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Russia supports use of Gaddafi’s assets as humanitarian aid


May 14th, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS) Russia favours an idea which calls for defreezing assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and using them as a humanitarian aid for the Libyan people, Russian ... Read more...

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India to give $1 mn food aid to North Korea


March 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India will provide humanitarian assistance worth $1 million to North Korea, the ministry of external affairs said Friday.According to a ministry statement, the assistance comprising ... Read more...

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Pak officials counter UN criticism of high food prices in flood-hit country


March 25th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Responding to criticism from the United Nations over exorbitantly high food prices in Pakistan, Food Ministry officials have said that lowering wheat prices would create food shortages in Pakistan ... Read more...

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UAE bans import of food items from Japan


March 25th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 24 (IANS/WAM) UAE's environment and water ministry Thursday banned the import of food items from Japan over fears of radiation contamination following the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier ... Read more...

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`It’s terrifying bomber was 14-year-old in school uniform’


February 11th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) The suicide bombing by a 14-year-old dressed in school uniform at a military training centre in northwest Pakistan is a "terrifying event", said a Pakistani daily Friday.An editorial ... Read more...

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Pakistanis increasingly going hungry: Pakistani daily


January 28th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistanis are "increasingly going hungry", a leading Pakistani daily Friday said adding that it was shocking that the malnutrition levels in Sindh province have been "likened to those ... Read more...

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UN Secretary General condemns ‘abhorrent attack of terrorism’ in Pak


December 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 27(ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Saturday's "abhorrent attack of terrorism" in Pakistan, in which a female suicide bomber killed 46 people queuing to receive food ... Read more...

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Karzai urges Pakistan to ‘eliminate terrorists’


December 27th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 27(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has urged Islamabad to "spare no effort in eliminating" those responsible for the suicide attack on a World Food Programme (WFP) depot in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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UN food centres temporarily closed in Bajaur district following suicide attack


December 26th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Khar, Dec 26 (ANI): Food aid distribution centres have temporarily been closed in northwest Pakistan following a suicide bombing that killed 45 people outside a World Food Programme depot in Bajaur on ... Read more...

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Karzai ’strongly condemns’ suicide attack in northwestern Pak


December 26th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 26 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has condemned Saturday's deadly suicide bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan, in which dozens of people were killed at a World Food Programme project."I strongly ... Read more...

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Suicide attack in Pakistan affront to humanity: Obama (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned Saturday's suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan in which 44 people were killed, saying the terror strike is "an affront to humanity"."I strongly ... Read more...

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Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ suicide attack in northwestern Pak


December 26th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Honolulu, Dec 26 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has condemned Saturday's deadly suicide bomb strike in northwestern Pakistan as an "outrageous terrorist attack", in which dozens of people were killed ... Read more...

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Female suicide bomber kills 44 in Pakistan (Fifth Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS/DPA) A female suicide bomber wearing a burqa exploded herself in a crowd receiving food at a UN distribution centre in Pakistan's tribal region Saturday killing 44 people, ... Read more...

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Iraqi government donates wheat flour to help flood victims in Pakistan


December 13th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- The Iraqi government on Monday donated a shipment of wheat flour to help some of the flood victims in Pakistan, who continue to suffer nearly five months after ... Read more...

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Terror attack at CIA office in Pak foiled


November 16th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): A terror attack plot at the CIA office in Pakistan was foiled after a man carrying a bag laden with explosives and addressed to a deputy superintendent ... Read more...

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