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10 Jun 2017 description

"There is donor fatigue because there are a lot of crises"

By Aaron Maasho

WARDER, Ethiopia, June 10 (Reuters) - Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people hit by severe drought by the end of this month, the government and humanitarian groups said.

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19 Apr 2017 description

**The investigation relates to the use of funds intended to help people in the northeast where 4.7 million need rations to survive*:   

ABUJA, April 19 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against a senior civil servant related to the use of funds intended for handling a humanitarian crisis in the northeast of the country.

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28 Dec 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Sun, 27 Dec 2015 14:18 GMT

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) - A bill that would impose new regulations on Israeli non-profit groups that receive funds from foreign governments won ministerial approval on Sunday, a move critics said targets pro-Palestinian organisations.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

16 Sep 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:42 GMT

  • Turkey shelters world's largest refugee population

  • Ankara faces spiraling costs as economy slows

  • West must do more to keep Turkey onside, analysts say

By Jonny Hogg

ANKARA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The strain of sheltering the world's largest refugee population is showing in Turkey, whose open door to those fleeing Syria and Iraq is shielding European nations from a migration crisis far worse than the one they are struggling with now.

14 Jul 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:01 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • Food for 117,000 people for a month reaches Aden

  • WHO delivers medical supplies to southern Yemen port city

  • Fighting prevents U.N. sending supplies by ship

  • Saudi aid stalled, UN negotiating on "branding" of donated goods (Updates with food convoy reaching Aden)

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles

14 Jun 2015 description

By Jessica Donati

KABUL, June 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is locked in a wrangle with the United Nations over control of a fund for police salaries, highlighting a quandary for aid donors keen to disengage from the country but reluctant to do so until sustainable, graft-free systems are in place.

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12 Jun 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:51 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Jessica Donati

KABUL, June 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's failure to set a date for postponed parliamentary elections or act on promised reforms has prompted foreign aid donors to cut short a multi-million-dollar project to fund electoral bodies, diplomats have told Reuters.

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10 Apr 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:22 GMT

MONROVIA, April 9 (Reuters) - A report by Liberia's anti-corruption watchdog found some $800,000 spent in the fight against Ebola at the height of the outbreak of the disease last year was not properly accounted for, most of it passing through the defence ministry.

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15 Oct 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:45 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Lesley Wroughton

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

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06 Oct 2014 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:00 GMT

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

  • Development aid at record $131.2 billion in 2013

  • Only one third went to least developed countries

  • African governments fail to prioritise spending on anti-poverty measures

By Astrid Zweynert

19 Nov 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:14 PM
Author: Megan Rowling

WARSAW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Finance pledged to international climate funds plunged in the past year, partly due to slow progress in setting up the U.N. Green Climate Fund, according to new figures released on Monday.

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28 Sep 2013 description

By Jessica Donati

KABUL, Sept 28 (Reuters) - International donors will cut funding to Afghan projects unless action is taken to stop rampant graft from going unpunished, the independent anti-graft watchdog warned on Saturday.

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10 Apr 2012 description

By Lesley Wroughton

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Leaders of the world's industrial powers should commit to boost agriculture investments in poor countries and end hunger and malnutrition among the poor when they meet outside Washington in May, a group co-founded by anti-poverty campaigners and rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof said on Tuesday.

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26 Mar 2012 description

NEW DELHI, March 26 (Reuters) - Spending on foreign aid by the world's main emerging economies is growing rapidly at a time when traditional donors in the West are struggling to keep up funding for global health and development programmes, a health charity said on Monday.

Some of the so-called BRICS countries, which include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have traditionally received aid, but fast economic growth over the past decade is turning them into new donors to the world's poor.

24 Mar 2012 description

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 24 (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Saturday the release of $88.6 million in development funds by U.S. lawmakers would help ease a fiscal crisis in the aid-dependant Palestinian economy.

"This is very important in order to help us deal with the economic crisis," Fayyad told reporters in Ramallah.

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23 Mar 2012 description

By Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - An influential U.S. Republican lawmaker, Representative Kay Granger, said on Friday she was releasing $147 million in U.S. development aid for the Palestinians that she had blocked since last August.

But it was unclear whether the money could be spent, because another senior Republican, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has also had a "hold" on the funds for months. A spokesman for Ros-Lehtinen could not be reached for comment.

23 Feb 2012 description

Feb 23 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron opened a conference on Somalia on Thursday aiming to tackle two decades of anarchy in the country.

Cameron announced a number of aid and development initiatives including a proposal to set up an international taskforce on ransoms, the main tactic used by pirates, as well as a "rapid response" fund to help set up schools, hospitals, police and courts in areas recently wrested from the control of Islamist militants.

27 Dec 2011 description

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet approved on Tuesday a 350 billion baht ($11.18 billion) budget for infrastructure and water management aimed at restoring investor confidence and averting a repeat of a recent devastating flood crisis.

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20 Dec 2011 description
  • Declaration of national calamity allows release of funds

  • Disaster agency says 957 dead, 49 missing

By Erik de Castro

ILIGAN, PHILIPPINES, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared on Tuesday a state of national calamity after flash floods and land slides caused by a typhoon swept through a southern region late last week, killing about 1,000 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

08 Dec 2011 description
  • Level of armed resistance does not qualify as civil war

  • ICRC still in talks with Syria on prison visits

  • Launches global appeal for $1.15 billion Swiss francs

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Syria is serious but the country does not qualify as being involved in a civil war as the armed resistance lacks organisation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.