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AWN Seeking Web Developer

June 18, 2009 - 3:49am

The time has come, AWN is updating the website.

Not Aiding Africa

April 23, 2009 - 1:18pm

Here is an article that is being featured on the front page of the NYT. We have seen some very similar threads pop up on the forum to date but what do you think of this perspective?:

Mugabe an Obstacle to More Donor Aid for Zimbabwe

March 20, 2009 - 1:00am

HARARE, Zimbabwe — On his first day as education minister in a government so broke that most schools were closed and millions of children idle, David Coltart said he got a startling invitation.

Paper on: "Food crises and food markets : implications for emergency response in Southern Africa"

January 24, 2009 - 5:15am

This paper published by USAID and supported by Michigan State University. Dept. of Agricultural Economics | USAID. Bur. for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. Ofc of Agriculture | USAID. Bur.

Australia worried about aid workers in Mindanao

January 23, 2009 - 9:25am

"MANILA, Philippines – The Australian government is concerned over the safety of their aid workers in southern Philippines but has no plans of pulling out their projects in the region."

Congo troops bar UN and aid staff

January 23, 2009 - 9:14am

"Congolese soldiers have been accused of barring UN troops and aid staff from an area where an operation with Rwandan troops is ongoing on a Hutu militia."

Aid Group Says Zimbabwe Misused $7.3 Million

November 3, 2008 - 3:39pm

From the NYT:

Published: November 2, 2008

Volunteerism in Ecuador

October 28, 2008 - 5:23am

The UNV has recently announced that volunteerism in Ecuador has recently been recognized in the Constitution of Ecuador. Here's a blurb:

22 October 2008

Disaster Risk Management Workshop

October 28, 2008 - 4:48am

DRM has been a topic that has come up a couple of times on the forum lately. I thought that this workshop might be of interest to those who work in this field.

South African’s Resignation Poses Risks for Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Deal

September 23, 2008 - 3:40am

Published: September 22, 2008

Afghan Official Kidnapped in Pakistan

September 23, 2008 - 3:24am

Published: September 22, 2008

Aid News Topics?

September 21, 2008 - 11:20am

Hello all,

Venezuela Expels 2 After Human Rights Report

September 21, 2008 - 11:01am

Published: September 19, 2008

Economics focus | Promises, promises

September 13, 2008 - 8:07am

Jul 10th 2008
From The Economist print edition

How reliably aid is given can be even more important than how much is given

Meager Living of Haitians Is Wiped Out by Storms

September 11, 2008 - 6:05am

Published: September 10, 2008

GONAÏVES, Haiti — Their cupboards were virtually bare before the winds started whipping, the skies opened up and this seaside city filled like...

Sri Lanka Orders Aid Workers Out Of War Zone

September 9, 2008 - 2:12am

Published: September 8, 2008

Filed at 4:06 p.m. ET

Attempts to Aid Desperate Haitians Hindered by Floodwaters

September 9, 2008 - 1:43am

By Jonathan M. Katz
Associated Press
Friday, September 5, 2008; Page A12

Somalia: Hunger and terror

September 9, 2008 - 1:34am

Sep 4th 2008 | NAIROBI
From The Economist print edition
There has been no pause in the country’s relentless downward spiral

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