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12 Jun 2014 description
report The Guardian

Gone are the days when food aid only consisted of delivering sacks of flour, grain and other basic ingredients to developing and impoverished nations. Today's aid initiatives are also supporting the fortification of foods with essential nutrients, while building the capacity of local businesses and the wider economy.

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05 Dec 2013 description
report The Guardian

African trypanosomiasis currently puts 70 million people at risk. Though control efforts have produced good results, there can be no elimination without wider health system reforms.

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18 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

EU finds poor maintenance by recipient countries is leaving roads in ruin, jeopardising work to reduce poverty and hunger

The EU has spent billions of euros to build roads in sub-Saharan Africa that are left to deteriorate because of poor maintenance, the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesday.

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05 Oct 2012 description
report The Guardian

By Mark Tran

Report finds discovery of oil and mineral resources doing little to improve prospects for poor people, whose lot may even worsen

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06 Jun 2012 description
report The Guardian

The scheme will focus on helping people in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia cope with the effects of climate change

Les Roopanarine

The Scottish government has unveiled a £3m initiative to help people in the world's poorest countries adapt to the impact of climate change. The climate justice fund, launched in Edinburgh on Thursday, will disburse the money in equal instalments over the next three years to support water projects in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.