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06 Sep 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:47 GMT

By Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 16-year-old Alem fled his home country, Eritrea, in February of this year he never imagined he would be heading for a new life in Britain.

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10 Mar 2010 description
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10 Mar 2010 15:34:00 GMT

Written by: Olesya Dmitracova

This past week hasn't been great for the reputation of the aid world. Media reports have alleged misuse of aid in Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and El Salvador on a fairly grand scale.

Charities must be fearful that governments and the public will increasingly question how much of their donations actually go to help those hit by conflicts, natural disasters and poverty in developing countries.

On Tuesday, the New York Times gave a sneak preview of a U.N.

05 Nov 2001 description
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Catholic aid agency Caritas Germany focuses on emergency relief but takes a holistic approach "to improve the living conditions and future opportunities of the needy, weak and disadvantaged". It provides funds, support and advice to local partner organisations which then implement the aid. Press officer Linda Tenbohlen spoke to Lauren Pollock about the organisation's work and its plans to expand its operations in Afghanistan.