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2011-08-03 12:42:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report by Islamic Relief, a non-profit relief and development organization, indicates that the international response has been insufficient to help Pakistan recover from last year's devastating floods -- the country's worst natural disaster on record. The floods in the summer of 2010 forced 11 million people from their homes, killing nearly 2,000 people and destroying 1.7 million homes. According to the World Health Organization,...

2011-07-26 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program will be dedicated in partnership with the Dunmore family in Detroit on Friday, July 29, 2011. Program partners Merck, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse will host a dedication ceremony where Betty Dunmore and her three daughters will receive...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

The Amazon's first indigenous-based non-profit organization, The Cofan Survival Fund (Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofan), has launched a new fundraising campaign to support its innovative rainforest conservation program, the Cofan Ranger Park Guard program. This indigenous-run program has achieved zero deforestation within the one million acres of biodiversity-rich lands that are under Cofan control. By joining the newly launched "Campaign for 5000," each $10/month...

2011-07-11 08:40:00

NEW DELHI, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- India must urgently tackle its "vanishing" girl population as the nation awaits the birth of the world's seven billionth baby, says child rights organisation Plan International. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/DC32131 ) Plan will mark October 31 - the day when the global population is projected to pass 7 billion - by celebrating the birth of a girl in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. According to...

2011-06-09 16:33:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stronger action must be taken to change harmful gender norms and practices and to integrate the prevention of gender-based violence into anti-HIV efforts, said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Addressing world leaders on behalf of the United Nations during the AIDS Summit today, Dr. Osotimehin underlined the need to sustain the current momentum on women, girls and HIV...

2011-05-31 08:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has announced the launch of its Syrian humanitarian campaign to aid civilians fleeing violence to neighboring Lebanon. According to Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), more than 6,000 Syrians have fled the escalating violence, heading to the Akkar region of Lebanon. Akkar faces difficulties in absorbing these refugees: It is an impoverished region of Lebanon where more than 50% of inhabitants live under the poverty...

2011-05-31 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Trust of Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Wildlands Network received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant today in support of their work to help private landowners and government agencies in the southeastern United States protect special forest sites though working-forest conservation easements. The three non-profit conservation organizations were...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 24 million Americans currently have asthma. Every day, 11 people in the United States die from asthma and the disease accounts for one-quarter of all emergency room visits each year. For many people with asthma, their home may be part of the problem. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/49320-Merck-Asthma-Awareness/ Any house or apartment can...

2011-05-19 07:30:00

CINCINNATI, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Africare, H2O for Life and the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) announce a new partnership to address the urgent need for safe water, effective sanitation, and hygiene education in schools in developing countries while connecting school children in the developing world to US and Canadian school children. The collaboration will initially bring 19 million liters of clean water and sanitation...

2011-05-12 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) was listed among the 25 largest online fundraising organizations in the United States in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the top news source on U.S. nonprofit organizations. Ranked at number 16, IRUSA was one of only three faith-based philanthropic organizations to make the list in 2010. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, these 25 nonprofits - comprising international,...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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