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Humanitarian support for Pakistan
Feb 10, 2010 The 2010 Humanitarian Response Plan for Pakistan aims at meeting the needs of people from North West Frontier Province and Fata areas.
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Bangladesh rejects climate fund from UK
Feb 15, 2010 Dhaka has rejected Britain’s offer of £60m fund for climate change through World Bank saying that it would have unfavorable conditions attached to it. Activists from Britain and Bangladesh suggest that an alternative mechanism could be worked out to distribute all the money through a national board.
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Millions still homeless in Myanmar
Feb 17, 2010 The International Organization for Migration has raised an appeal for USD 17 million to provide shelter to 100,000 cyclone-affected families in Myanmar. Last week a periodic review was launched by the Tripartite Core Group calling for donor support to rehabilitate those left homeless.
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Nepal's claim over leprosy eradication challenged
Feb 24, 2010 Aid workers in Nepal fear that a recent official declaration regarding the elimination of leprosy could encourage complacency. It would not only impact the flow of aid for leprosy programmes but also result in confusion since the Terai region still remains disabled by the disease.
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Rebuilding houses priority for Lankan refugees
Apr 01, 2010 As conflict-displaced return to their homes in Sri Lanka, rebuilding houses takes centre stage. UN appeals for funds confirming that 160,000 houses need to be rebuilt or repaired for refugees to begin normal lives.
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Dearth of funds disrupt relief work in Pakistan
Apr 14, 2010 Insufficient funds with Pakistan Humanitarian Response are likely to cause the suspension of some of current relief work for the 1.3 million displaced persons. This is partly because much of the IDPs are from tribal agencies where access is difficult.
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Myanmar: Aid gap threatens cyclone recovery plan
May 03, 2010 Long term recovery and placing efforts in the cyclone hit areas of Myanmar are threatened by severe shortage of aid. Only one-third of the required aid for a three-year recovery plan had been received. The military government of Myanmar also continues to hinder efforts in providing humanitarian support.
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No relief for Pakistan's internally displaced
Jan 08, 2010 Internally displaced population from South Waziristan Agency is facing difficult situation with very little support from the host families in Pakistan. In keeping with the tradition of the tribe, they are drawing negative reactions from the locals who are reluctant to provide them with food and shelter.
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Pakistan records highest number of drug users
Jan 12, 2010 The tale of Pakistan’s drug problem is a battle half lost, half won. Although efforts are being made to rehabilitate addicts, shortages in funds and donor support programmes is creating disillusionment among many, who could be easy recruits for terrorism.
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To Aid or not to aid
Apr 26, 2012 As a concept, Development aid has always had a murky past and now, an unsure future. With the financial crisis cutting back on the general feeling of 'giving' in the North; it remains to be seen where aid goes from here. Is the golden age of Aid and the 'good feeling' truly over yet?
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Master Class to seek change in India's Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010
Apr 05, 2012 A Delhi-based NGO, South Asian Fund Regulation Group, is organising a one day master class seeking changes in Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 on April 17, 2012 in New Delhi.
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ADB triples capital base to boost poverty reduction
Apr 30, 2009 Responding to the global economic crisis, the Asian Development Bank has substantially raised its capital base to support long-term development needs of Asia and the Pacific. Poorer member countries are facing an estimated resource gap of $53 billion a year for meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
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ADB's capital boost "irresponsible and dangerous"
May 06, 2009 A network of 250 activist groups says that the Asian Development Bank’s move to increase its capital base for financing infrastructure projects in poor Asian regions can prove to be disastrous. It alleges the region has already experienced forced displacement and environmental degradation caused by the bank's funded projects.
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Nepal's political crisis delays humanitarian assistance
May 18, 2009 Aid workers in Nepal are worried over the delay in providing support to Koshi flood victims whose compensation package has been put on hold. Meanwhile, an alliance of 22 parties has staked its claim to form a new government.
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India for 'political reconciliation' in Sri Lanka
May 20, 2009 Indian government is likely to provide Rs 500 crore aid package for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka. Reiterating the need for a political solution, India has called upon the Lankan government to consider devolution of powers to north-eastern regions and ensure other rights of ethnic Tamils.
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Pakistan's economic growth slowest in decade
May 22, 2009 Come June, when the fiscal year ends in Pakistan, the country’s economy this year would have grown at the slowest pace in a decade, say officials and analysts. It is now seeking US$ 600 million in emergency relief funds from donors to help displaced people from the embattled Swat Valley.
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Soaring needs outpace funding
May 29, 2009 The political complexities and global economic crisis have dampened the generosity of governments and individual donors. Aid agencies are facing difficulties to run their humanitarian programmes due to shortage of funds in strife-ridden Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Horn of Africa.
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Cyclone Aila hit areas fear disease outbreak
Jun 01, 2009 Fear of epidemic looms large across Bangladesh and India’s eastern coast after Cyclone Aila slammed the region last week. According to international NGO ActionAid, inundation and waterlogging in affected areas pose serious risk to the health of survivors living in cramped shelters.
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Nurturing young lives in Pakistani camps
Jun 04, 2009 In northwest Pakistan, UNICEF supported schools for internally displaced people are helping young children resume their education and have the semblance of a normal life. Hundreds of students are already enrolled with 32 primary schools in 20 official camps.
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Donor funding 'still hesitant' in Pakistan
Jun 10, 2009 If more funds are not made available soon, essential services can be disrupted by the end of this month in war-torn North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Despite the appeal issued by an UN agency for US$ 543 million, only a fraction has trickled in.
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Traverse the road to justice hand in hand
Aug 10, 2010 Marking the International day for Indigenous People on August 9, Vivek Mansukhani, Director, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP), discusses how the initiative in its unique way has empowered people from far-flung areas to become capable leaders for social justice.
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The tragedy of being Pakistan
Dec 16, 2010 Analysts note a disturbing sympathy gap in the international reporting and aid response to the floods in Pakistan when compared to the Haiti earthquake victims. The perception of Pakistan as a corrupt haven of extremists has prevented the usual outpouring of aid. The result; innocent victims continue to suffer.
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Learning lessons on climate funds
Aug 17, 2011 Ahead of the COP 17 in South Africa, Stephen P. Groff of OECD urges policy makers to draw on the insights gained through development co-operation over the past 50 years. He claims strong policies that build national capacity can make climate change funding work better for development results.
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More humanitarian funding for victims of Pakistan's floods and conflicts
May 03, 2012 The European Commission is giving an additional €20 million to assist victims of last year's monsoon floods in Pakistan and people displaced by recent military interventions, according to a recent press release by the EU.
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Development aid spending falls 4 per cent in 2012
Apr 04, 2013 Government spending on development aid plunged by 4 per cent in 2012, after dropping two per cent the year before, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a statement on Wednesday.
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ADB aid to take India’s villages closer to markets
Jul 12, 2012 A new $800 million investment program from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help build 9,000 kilometers of rural roads in five Indian states, and providing connectivity to 4,200 far-flung communities year-round to crucial markets. ADB’s investment program is part of a larger $1.2 billion program to connect villages in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and West Bengal with all-weather roads by the end of 2017.
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UNICEF provides a ray of hope for displaced children in Pakistan
Jul 19, 2012 UNICEF is working towards providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to the displaced families living in north-western province of Pakistan. Facilities of water, sanitation, hygiene, health, nutrition, education and child protection are provided to such families living in camps and host communities. Nearly 4,483 students are enrolled in the ‘child-friendly schools’ established by UNICEF.
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Sri Lanka: Massacre of aid workers goes unpunished
Aug 06, 2012 Six years on, and despite compelling evidence, the Sri Lankan government has failed to prosecute those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers. This is indicative of its deeper unwillingness to prosecute soldiers and police for atrocities.
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Australia extends $20 million aid programme to Myanmar
Mar 18, 2013 In talks between President Thein Sein of Myanmar and Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, it was announced that Australia will be helping Myanmar with extensive financial support as a way of reconciling human rights issues and building trade in the country.
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UN asks Myanmar to allow aid deliveries in off-limits area
Dec 10, 2012 On a visit to Myanmar, the top United Nations relief official said that UN’s humanitarian arm is seeking the government’s permission to access people driven from their homes in parts of the country’s north, in addition to asking for international donor support for people displaced by ethnic inter-communal violence in the west.
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