Tag Archives | assistance

UN Appeals for $7.7 Billion in Emergency Aid

The United Nations is appealing for $7.7 billion to provide emergency aid during 2012 to 51 million people across 16 countries. Eleven of the 16 nations are in Africa. The beneficiary countries include Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Niger, the occupied Palestinian territory, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, […]

US freezes $700m in Pakistan aid

13 December 2011 Last updated at 17:00 GMT Homemade bombs made in Pakistan are used in Afghanistan, it is alleged A US Congressional panel has frozen $700m (£450m) in aid to Pakistan until it gives assurances it is tackling the spread of homemade bombs in the region. The move – the second such freeze this […]

Nigeria’s bill to outlaw gay marriage threatens HIV/Aids cash

A bill to outlaw gay marriage in Nigeria could jeopardise millions of dollars of western aid given to help stop the spread of HIV and Aids in Africa‘s most populous nation. Nigeria has the continent’s second highest number of people living with the disease, says the United Nations. More than three million people are infected […]

Three NATO troops killed by bomb in Afghanistan

December 3, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Three NATO troops killed by bomb in Afghanistan 03 Dec 2011 Three troops from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, officials said. ISAF did not say which country the dead troops were from or give further details of […]

Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years

November 29, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years 27 Nov 2011 The number of New Jersey residents receiving food stamps has doubled in the past four years and is at its highest level in more than a decade, state and federal data show. As of […]

Kenya Military Asks Aid Agencies to Return to Somalia’s South

The Kenyan military says it has secured more areas of southern Somalia and is urging aid agencies to come back to the country to help those in need.  Kenya’s Foreign Ministry says it is also trying to win international approval for African Union forces to join the fight. The Kenyan military says it has driven […]

Afghan bomb blast kills US-led soldier

November 15, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Afghan bomb blast kills US-led soldier 14 Nov 2011 Another US-led soldier has been killed in a bomb blast in southern Afghanistan, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) announces. ISAF said in a statement that the foreign soldier “died following a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday,” Reuters […]

Kenya Asks Arab World for Support in Somalia

Kenya is calling for more support from the Arab world to help secure Somalia as Kenyan troops continue their pursuit of al-Shabab militants in the country.  And the Kenyan military says it has shifted its tactics in the fight to help make way for humanitarian assistance. Kenyan Foreign Ministry Assistant Director Lindsay Kiptiness told reporters […]

Berlusconi Increasingly Pressured to Resign

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is under increasing pressure to resign, as allies leave his majority coalition ahead of Tuesday’s key parliamentary vote. With Berlusconi’s majority in question, officials wonder if he can pass financial legislation key to securing European monetary assistance. Rumors that Berlusconi would resign sent Italian markets upwards Monday. The prime minister […]

US removes Afghanistan commander Peter Fuller for criticising Karzai

Major General Peter Fuller, a top US commander in Afghanistan, has been relieved of his duties after criticising the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. General John Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), relieved Fuller as deputy commander of the effort to train Afghan security forces after Fuller told Politico that Afghan leaders were […]