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United Nations Offers Help To United States In Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's Devastation

The top United Nations emergency relief official has offered the United States the world body’s help in “any way possible” following the loss of life and large-scale destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina along the US Gulf Coast.      


Bicycles Selling Like Hotcakes in US Stores

The struggling US automobile industry may do well to take some lessons from its non-motorized brethren because bicycles are selling like hotcakes.


Niger‘s Desperate Needs: Calls for 60,000 Tons of Food and How You Can Contribute

Drought and the worst invasion of crop-devouring locusts in 5 years have compounded an already fragile food situation in Niger, threatening up to 3.5 million people, more than a third of the total population.


United Kingdom Doubles Support For Global Fund

The United Kingdom announced on 3 August 2005 that it is doubling, from 51 million pounds to 100 million pounds, its yearly support in 2006 and 2007 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


Treaty to prevent water-borne diseases in Europe enters into force

A treaty to prevent such water-related diseases as cholera, dysentery and typhoid through the provision of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in cross-boundary European river basins entered into force today, following its ratification by the required16 countries, according to the United Nations health agency.


French government donates life-saving supplies for people in Niger

As the United Nations Children’s Fund moves quickly to expand its emergency response to the food shortage crisis in Niger, the French Government has donated to the agency some 1.7 tons of essential drugs and other life-saving supplies to help save tens of thousands of children and their families facing starvation.


Japan Helps Fight Hunger in Africa

Japan declared it would double its aid to Africa in the next three years as well as increase the volume of its official development assistance (ODA) by US$ 10 billion in aggregate over the next five years.


Innovative Effort to Make Drinking Water Safe in Indonesia

With roughly 100 million Indonesians without access to safe drinking water and 70 percent of the population relying on water from contaminated sources, an innovative strategic communication program has been designed to engage Indonesia’s commercial sector to manufacture, distribute, and market a new safe water system.


Creative Approach Allows Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) To Treat Children With Aids: But Enormous Challenges Remain

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is successfully treating an increasing number of children living with HIV/AIDS, according to data from MSF treatment programs presented at a "late breaker" session at the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference in Rio de Janeiro.


World Food Programme Airlifts Life-Saving Rations To Niger

As the international humanitarian response to Niger’s severe hunger crisis gathers pace, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that a series of airlifts will deliver life-saving emergency rations to feed 80,000 victims of the country’s intensifying emergency.


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