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Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti’s president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as “undignified and dishonest”. The latest revelations by Helen Evans, former global head …

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Donor nations offer $2.3 billion for third world education

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Donor nations announced on Saturday $2.3 billion in funding to support education in developing countries, following an international meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar. The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) — which brings together donors, international organisations and the private sector — called the figure …

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40,000 displaced Yemenis stranded without aid in Aden: UN

Aden, Yemen | AFP | The UN expressed concern on Wednesday for more than 40,000 displaced Yemenis who had sought refuge in second city Aden, only to find themselves caught in deadly fighting between troops and separatist militia. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said it had been unable to distribute …

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UN says 11 million Yemen children desperately need aid

Amman, Jordan | AFP | More than 11 million children in war-torn Yemen are in desperate need of humanitarian aid, the United Nations children’s fund warned on Sunday. “Today it is fair to say that Yemen is one of the worst places on earth to be a child,” said Geert …

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Guinea receives $20bn in pledges for development

Paris, France | AFP | Guinea on Thursday won pledges in aid worth $20 billion to fund a five-year development plan at a meeting in Paris with banks, private players and governments. The mineral-rich West African nation is slowly emerging from the Ebola crisis and low commodity price shocks that adversely …

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COMMENT: China’s foreign aid model

It has the opportunity, tools, and experience to lift thousands out of extreme poverty globally COMMENT | ASIT K. BISWAS , KRIS HARTLEY | In September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a status report tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The data, which were meant to …

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