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2009-07-24 09:09:29

U.S. film star and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visited displaced families in Iraq Thursday, the U.N. Refugee Agency confirmed. People.com said the trip was Jolie's third to the war-torn region.

2009-07-21 11:28:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of marking its milestone Centennial and in a year in which its work to reduce poverty in America has never been more challenging--or more essential, Catholic Charities USA announces its 2009 Volunteer of the Year co-winners, who symbolize the organization's rich history of volunteer service and performance: Dr.

2009-06-29 09:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ante Up for Africa will support Refugees International's efforts for the displaced people of Darfur and all of Sudan as part of its charity celebrity poker tournament in Las Vegas on July 2, 2009.

2009-06-19 09:06:00

Ruth Messinger: Members of administration must get on same page to effectively bring peace NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS), long involved in the fight against the genocide in Darfur, expressed concern today that the Obama administration is sending contradictory signals in recognizing the magnitude of what has taken place and continues to occur on the ground in Darfur.

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2009-06-19 05:55:00

In recognition of World Refugee Day, 12 hours of live webcasts and chats will bring the world in touch with refugee camps around the world.

2009-06-17 21:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. Congressional letter to Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Lao-Hmong refugee crisis in Thailand and Laos was sent today by 31 Members of Congress, as more cosigned the letter prior to transmittal.

2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year.

2009-06-17 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year.

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2009-06-05 12:25:00

US actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has penned an essay for Time magazine, calling for more help for those suffering in war-torn Darfur.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.