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  1. UN chief urges Beijing to boost aid to Africa

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, due to speak at the China-Africa co-operation forum tomorrow, appealed to Beijing last night to provide more assistance to Africa, not only for economic development but also in po ...

  2. Quake shows need for relief aid stockpile

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Saturday. Five days later, a huge supply of international relief aid and manpower is on the ground. Hong Kong people have again demonstrated uncommon generosity to those who have lost what little ... problems continue to dog efforts to distribute the aid- including health care, shelter, water and sanitation. Local officials say that four days after the quake, the operation is still ...

  3. PM illustrates wider aid role

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Afghanistan. Mr Singh announced a US$50 million aid package yesterday and attended a ceremony marking the construction of Afghanistan's new parliament which India is helping to build. Mr Singh used his visit to shift India's aid focus onto community development and education, announcing assistance in the redevelopment of 100 Afghan villages, and instituted 1,000 scholarships ...

  4. We feared for our lives every day, says HK aid worker in Kabul

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... throughout the country, MSF is continuing its work until the pullout date. Ms Lau leaves for Bamiyan today to ensure the smooth transition of projects there to other aid groups. She stressed her charity had no intention of deserting Afghanistan and would return when the government had properly held investigations and security was ensured. 'We do not feel independent humanitarian aid ...

  5. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on aid and military operations. Rampant corruption and a Taliban insurgency that seems certain to continue regardless of foreign troops have led to war weariness and donor fatigue, leaving doubts about how much of the US$4 billion in annual aid pledged at a recent conference in Tokyo will be handed over. When it comes to China's ...

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    Buddhist mobs backed by army said to be razing mosques in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by SHEIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman Mobs reported razing Rohingya mosques Buddhist mobs aided by security forces have been destroying mosques and other Muslim sites in Myanmar's Rakhine state, according to witnesses and activists, amid ethnic unrest involving the Rohingya Muslim minority. Witnesses described soldiers firing into the air last week to ward off Rohingya as a mob tore apart ...

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    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ex-president Gloria Arroyo's appointee, for illegally concealing his wealth. Bloomberg S Korean activists visit North, pledge flood aid SEOUL- South Korean activists visited North Korea, pledging aid following deadly floods in the communist state, after winning approval for the trip from Seoul's conservative government. A four-member delegation representing non-governmental ...

  8. The world is cheating Afghanistan

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... depends on aid donors for more than 90 per cent of public spending. In spite of the west's heavy military commitment, the Taleban is fighting back. Now, a report from a 95-member coalition of private relief agencies, including Caritas, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, Oxfam and Save the Children, is damning of the Afghan aid effort. It accuses donors of reneging on promises, selling ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mak Chai-kwong, who was arrested in the midst of a housing allowance scandal. Frozen aid on Mursi's mind as he hosts Clinton US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Egypt ... (centre, with Egypt's military leaders) with a Western leader since his election, and his government will be seeking to persuade the US to release economic assistance. The aid has been frozen ...

  10. Giving to Iraq, taking from others

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... for rebuilding. As much as the world needs to see Iraq recover, I worry about the consequences of providing all this aid. The amount of money available for foreign assistance is, quite frankly, a paltry sum, and the amount that the Bush administration wants for Iraq threatens to drain the coffers, depriving other worthy causes. Put these figures in perspective. The entire US foreign aid ...




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