Indonesia’s Ex-Cabinet Minister Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison over COVID-19 Aid Fraud

Indonesia’s anti-corruption court on Monday sentenced a former social affairs minister to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of taking $1.2 million in bribes related to the government’s aid for impoverished families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. According …

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Australia to Donate $10.4-M Worth of COVID-19 Vaccines to Philippines

Australia will donate COVID-19 vaccine doses worth over $10.4 million or (approximately P505 million) to the Philippines. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson said that the vaccines will be purchased in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). …

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WHO: 200,000 Palestinians in Need of Aid after Gaza Conflict

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) are in need of urgent aid as “staggering health needs emerge” following the recent conflict, on Wednesday.  The WHO says it is now scaling up its response to provide …

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