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U.N. provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast

U.N. provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast

The United Nations' World Food Programme said on Saturday it was launching a $5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 people in areas most affected by Hurricane Irma.

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Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?

Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar?

The Guardian provides a useful run-down of the background to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar as tens of thousands flee to Bangladesh.

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Party promises for international development: New Zealand election 2017

Party promises for international development: New Zealand election 2017

In the final week before the 2017 election, Jo Spratt looks at what the parties are saying about international development.

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Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Aid groups in Bangladesh say the recent influx of Rohingya refugees has exhausted relief supplies and pushed existing refugee camps to the breaking point.

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Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts

Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts

Head of world’s largest private philanthropic organisation speaks out as report shows progress on reducing extreme poverty is under threat.

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150,000 Rohingya children in Bangladesh to be vaccinated amid threat of disease outbreak

150,000 Rohingya children in Bangladesh to be vaccinated amid threat of disease outbreak

A vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and polio is underway to immunize 150,000 Rohingya children below the age of 15 in 68 refugee settlements close to the border with Myanmar.

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Britain doesn't have to choose between trade and aid

Britain doesn't have to choose between trade and aid

Post-Brexit Britain can become a great global trading nation without giving up on international aid.

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Millions of dollars missing' in school aid for Syrians

Millions of dollars missing' in school aid for Syrians

Funding gaps prevented 500,000 Syrian children in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey from attending school in 2016, HRW says.

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'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century

'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century

The number of hungry people in the world has increased for the first time since the turn of the century, sparking concern that conflict and climate change could be reversing years of progress.

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Violent politics and the disintegration of democracy in Cambodia

Violent politics and the disintegration of democracy in Cambodia

The CPP needs a powerful opposition to prevent complete disintegration of democracy and human rights. It’s making sure that is not possible.

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