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06 Sep 2006 description

By Lisa Lambert

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Natural disasters around the world last year disrupted the lives of millions of children, pushing many into armed conflicts, prostitution, drug trafficking and other dangerous occupations, according to a new U.S. government report on child labor.

At the beginning of 2005 thousands of Asian children found themselves orphaned by a major tsunami.

20 Jan 2006 description


The fall of the Taliban in November 2001 has brought about political, economic and developmental processes which are, slowly, yielding results. The international community has made a huge commitment to Afghanistan. In terms of aid, at international conferences at Tokyo (2002) and Berlin (2004) donors pledged US$14.4 billion for reconstruction 2002 - 2006, of which US$3.8 billion from the European Union.

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

14 Dec 2005 description

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13 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

KABUL, Dec 13, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on Richter scale jolted Afghanistan Tuesday morning, leaving at least 11 injured in the country.

"Ten persons including three children have got minor injuries in the northern province of Badakhshan," Yousuf Stanizai, spokesman of interior ministry told Xinhua.

Earlier in the day, officials in the eastern Nangarhar province confirmed the injury of a lady in Jalalabad city the provincial capital when the roof of her house caved in.

The earthquake hit Afghanistan and Pakistan early Tuesday …

13 Dec 2005 description

KABUL, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Scores of houses were damaged and up to 400 cattle killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Hindu Kush mountains, but there were no reports of human casualties, an official said.

The earthquake struck early on Tuesday (2147 GMT on Monday) in sparsely populated northeast Afghanistan and was felt across nearby northern Pakistan, sparking panic in the region where more than 73,000 people were killed in an Oct.

13 Dec 2005 description

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13 Dec 2005 description

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