EU Announces $25m in Humanitarian Aid For Palestine

The European Union on Monday announced a revamped humanitarian aid package worth $25 million to meet basic needs of vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. “Over 2 million Palestinian women, children and men in the Occupied …

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900,000 Afghans Lose Jobs Since Taliban Takeover In August: SIGAR

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said Tuesday that at least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August. “500,000 Afghan workers lost employment in the third quarter of 2021. By …

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US President Joe Biden Set to Announce Expansion of High-Speed Internet to Millions of Low-Income Households

The White House confirmed in a fact sheet released today that businesses have agreed to lower rates for millions of people who qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which was established by Biden’s infrastructure bill last year. Biden had secured …

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UN Condemns ‘Horrific’ Surge of Violence in South Sudan, Include Gang Rapes and Beading

Geoff PughRefugees in South Sudan - Geoff Pugh

The United Nations on Monday said that at least 72 civilians were killed over a seven-week period in a single country in South Sudan, with some beheaded and women experiencing sexual violence. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) …

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UK Energy Provider Heads Warn of Impending Fuel Poverty

Fourth EstateFuel Pump - Nivek.Old.Gold

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition (EFPC) warned that the energy crisis could leave 8.5 million households in the United Kingdom without access to heat and electricity. The EFPC which includes nearly 50 organizations, warned that frigid homes cost lives and …

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Japan to Provide Stimulus for Low-Income Households

The Japanese government is reportedly set to give cash handouts of 100,000 yen ($774) to households that were recently turned low-income as part of a stimulus package that will be announced next week. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s administration will offer …

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Some 37% Afghan Families Don’t have Enough Money to Buy Food: World Bank

Staff Sgt. Stacey HagaKABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec.18, 2010) -- A young Afghan refugee eats a piece of candy given to him by an American soldier. He is one of hundreds of Afghans who live in a dirt field in the middle of Kabul. Military memebers of International Security Assistance Force ventured today into the refugee camp to bring food, school supplies, clothing and blankets.The installation chaplain at the ISAF Headquarters aims to make these supply visits monthly to help out those in need. (US Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga) - Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga/US Air Force

The World Bank has said that Afghanistan is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, and the incomes had dropped so starkly that around 37% of Afghan households did not have enough money to cover food, while 33% could afford food but …

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Eleven Years of War in Syria Displaced 6.9 Million People while 91% Syrians Live Below Poverty Line: Report

Fourth EstateNearly deserted streets in a completely destroyed city in Syria - Mahmoud Sulaiman

The Syrian Response Coordinators Group said that over 6.9 million people have been internally displaced while 91% others are living below poverty line due to the ongoing 11 years of war in the country. Another 6.6 million people have taken …

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