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  • More troops head into the Hot Zone of Ebola, Operation United Assistance
    More U.S. troops head into the Hot Zone of Ebola, Operation United Assistance
    “Ebola is here!” That was the prevailing headline on every U.S. news broadcast yesterday. This morning, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel authorized 700 U. S. troops from the 101st Airborne into the Hot Zone to battle the impending...
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    Best Time to Invest In Thai Civil Society
    From late October 2013 to the middle of May 2014 Thailand - one of America’s closest allies in Southeast Asia stretching back nearly two centuries - was racked with political turmoil and the political equivalent of a Mexican Standoff among...
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    Deforestation reduction gets $134 million boost from US
    Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a report in The Hill, announced on Wednesday the federal government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will offer $134 million in loans to reduce “deforestation...
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    USAID expelled by Ecuador: Gabriela Rosero orders US agency to leave the country
    USAID has been expelled by Ecuador's Gabriela Rosero and the decision follows a controversial statement made by President Rafael Correa (Ecuador) in December in which he said that the USAID's (United States Agency for International...
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    Five major USAID accomplishments
    USAID has played an imperative role in the successes and milestones we have reached today in global development. USAID operates in over 100 countries promoting all aspects of development including education, human rights, water/sanitation and...
  • Change for Walmart
    Walmart launches women's empowerment initiative in Central America
    Walmart is working along side USAID on a global women's empowerment project to promote women's business and sustainable development. Announced in 2011, the project is aimed to increase sourcing from women owned business around the world,...
  • Secret Google meeting targeted Internet freedom in Iran
    Secret Google meeting targeted Internet freedom in Iran
    Approximately forty people gathered in a conference room in Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California on a January day in 2012. They represented a cross section of private cybersecurity firms, non-profit organizations, corporations,...
  • WFP rice supply low for Philippines relief mission
    WFP rice supply low for Philippines relief mission
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it has dispatched its entire rice supply for the Typhoon Bopha response in the Philippines. WFP is now having to borrow food supplies from other relief operations as it continues to seek US $ 21.6...
  • Delivery system bundles are dropped in Afghanistan
    Army developing new humanitarian airdrop system to minimize injury on the ground
    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) in Natick, Ma. is conducting a market survey for technical information from U.S. and foreign vendors on packaging of small food and water items for dispersion from a...
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    USAID to provide $20 million to fight bird flu, other emerging threats
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced their commitment to $20 million in new funding to support the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) battle with avian influenza and other emerging threats in...
  • Relations between the U.S.A. and Russia are strained over human rights issues
    Relations between the U.S.A. and Russia are strained over human rights issues
    Apparently the technical end of the Cold War between the United States and Russia with the Yeltsin democratic revolution years ago has not solved many problems which persist between the two nations. Daily News and Analysis has reported in an...
  • Iranian girls of marriageable age
    Tens of thousands worldwide petition Iran to end child marriages
    A call to action at ThePetitionSite.com created by Christian Miller targets the Iranian government and requests that it not legalize the forced marriage of girls under the age of 10. The petition has garnered the signatures of many thousands of...
  • USAID says Yemen humanitarian crisis worsening
    USAID says Yemen humanitarian crisis worsening
    The ongoing violence in Yemen has exacerbated an already serious humanitarian situation, the State Department reported during a special briefing on Monday, as starving Yemenis struggle to survive amidst a war between the central government and Al...
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    Securing Afghanistan's Future
    As US and NATO forces move forward with their plans to withdrawal from Afghanistan, a pivotal question still lingers as to whether or not the Afghans can actually handle that exit. Security concerns are key. More specifically, whether or not the...
  • Drought Strikes East Africa
    NFL players raising awareness of famine, war and drought in East Africa
    TheNFL playoffs are about to start, but just recently players from rival squads came together to form their own team to tackle famine in East Africa. The players filmed a series ofpublic service announcementsto raise awareness about the ongoing...