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19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

06 Jan 2010 description

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Jan 6 (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama seeks to improve the United States' image overseas and make U.S. aid more effective, there is support for an overhaul of the way the United States distributes foreign assistance.

Leading Democrats and Republicans say they want to rewrite the 50-year-old legislation governing U.S. foreign aid.

Here are some facts about U.S. foreign aid:

* Almost 50 percent of U.S.

25 Feb 2009 description

By Luis Jaime Acosta

QUIBDO, Colombia, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The global financial crisis could reduce United Nations' aid for victims of armed conflicts and natural disasters, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

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25 Jan 2009 description

Jan 25 (Reuters) - There is growing support for an overhaul of the way the United States distributes foreign assistance as President Barack Obama seeks to rebuild America's global leadership. Leading Democrats and Republicans say they want to rewrite legislation governing foreign aid that dates back nearly 50 years.

Here are some facts about U.S. foreign aid:

* Almost 50 percent of U.S. international assistance goes to six countries that are Washington's allies in the campaigns against terror and drug trafficking.

* The biggest portion of U.S.