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Haiti + 1 more

AJWS responds to floods in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

New York; September 12, 2008 - AJWS today announced that it will be responding to the humanitarian crises in Haiti and the Dominican Republic following Hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike. AJWS is an...

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's 'sham' election

Amid widespread human rights violations and political violence, Zimbabwe held its run-off presidential election on June 27. Labeled a "sham" by the international community, incumbent Robert Mugabe,...

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Zimbabwe

AJWS expresses solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION DECRIES FRAUDULENT ELECTION AND FEARS FOR PUBLIC WELL-BEING 212.792.2893 New York, NY; July 1, 2008 - Ruth W. Messinger and James Meier,...

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Myanmar + 1 more

In the words of Naw Htoo Paw, Burmese human rights activist

The cyclone that hit Burma (Myanmar) in early May has only complicated an already appalling humanitarian crisis within the country. With half a million people displaced inside the country due to...

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Myanmar

Burma (Myanmar) reels from Cyclone Nargis 14 May 2008

The effects of Cyclone Nargis, which ripped through Burma(1) (Myanmar) on May 2, are continuing to cause destruction throughout the country. While the official death toll has risen to 32,000, aid...

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Myanmar

Burma reels from Cyclone Nargis

The death toll from Cyclone Nargis, which hit Burma this weekend, has topped 22,000. Almost 40,000 people are reported as missing, thousands are homeless and many more have been injured in the...

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: As election results stall, a nation on the verge

Zimbabweans took to the polls on March 29 to elect a new president, but the winner has yet to be announced. Incumbent Robert Mugabe and his ruling party, ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union -...

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Kenya + 1 more

Kenya's grassroots voices speak on peace accord

On February 28, rival leaders in Kenya signed a peace deal that allows for power-sharing. However, key details - such as when and if the presidential election should be run again and how authority...

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Kenya

Chaos in Kenya: Turmoil continues after presidential election

Hundreds have been killed and thousands have been forced to flee their homes amid post-election violence in Kenya that broke out after the announcement of the victory of the incumbent, Mwai Kibaki,...

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Myanmar + 1 more

AJWS reports winter 07

Defending Democracy Burma's Struggle for Human Rights, Freedom and Justice "Peace and stability have been restored in Myanmar, and life has returned to normal all over the country." Thus spoke the UN...

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Bangladesh

AJWS responds to Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh

AJWS is currently accepting donations to assist victims of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. 100% of all funds received will be donated directly to local organizations in Bangladesh that have come to us as...

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Rwanda + 2 more

Ruth Messinger reports from Rwanda

Speaking from a press teleconference in Kigali, Rwanda on August 15, AJWS President Ruth Messinger implored activists to continue the fight for Darfur. "We've made a mockery of the idea of 'never...

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Sudan + 1 more

Ruth Messinger visits south Sudan, northern Uganda

NEW YORK, July 6, 2006 - Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, is visiting South Sudan and northern Uganda. In neglected and war-stricken areas, Messinger is bearing witness to...

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Myanmar

Forging a better future for Burma

Wedged between emerging superpowers India and China, Burma often goes ignored in the face of other more publicized human rights crises, despite nearly half a century of state violence and oppression...

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Sudan

Sudan: Meeting Darfur's humanitarian needs

Despite recent political developments, the humanitarian crisis in Darfur is steadily worsening. At this critical juncture, it is more important than ever that aid organizations maintain their...

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