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2009-09-17 16:50:00

Non-profit organizations Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre and ActionAid International USA both receive funding to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the country's post-conflict period. NORTH WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, Pakistan, Sept.

2009-02-28 11:16:07

An official with an international charity says the movie Slumdog Millionaire has triggered more interest in helping children in India. ActionAid fundraising director Richard Turner said the film about a young man from the slums of India has caused a surge of interest in sponsoring Indian children, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. We're calling it the 'Slumdog' effect.

2008-09-11 13:45:00

In August torrential rains devastated the banks of the Kosi River of eastern India, displacing more than 3 million people.

2008-06-21 15:00:30

Increasing numbers of baby girls in India are either being aborted in the womb or fatally neglected, a British charity alleges.

2006-04-25 07:35:00

NAIROBI (Reuters) - About two million people face hunger in drought-hit Burundi, aid group ActionAid said on Tuesday as it began food deliveries in the central African country.

2006-02-01 12:58:57

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The huge global relief effort after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has trampled on the human rights of many of the survivors even as it tried to rebuild their lives, three aid groups charged on Wednesday.

2005-10-08 20:55:05

By William Maclean NAIROBI (Reuters) - To their critics, foreign aid workers in Africa serve a new form of imperialism: in their zeal to do good, the argument goes, they prop up a humanitarian system that perpetuates the continent's dependence on outsiders.

2005-07-15 08:08:15

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Remember Live 8? Two weeks after Bob Geldof assembled the greatest rock-'n-roll lineup ever to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty, people are questioning whether musicians and celebrities should do anything other than entertain.

2005-06-29 19:57:54

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A million people in poor countries arereceiving life-saving AIDS drugs but the World HealthOrganization said on Wednesday it is unlikely to reach its goalof getting three times that number on treatment by the end of2005.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]