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UNICEF Airlift of Humanitarian Supplies to Quake-Hit Nepal

New York, N.Y.  Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the […]

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U.N. Allocates $15 Million in Emergency Funds for Nepal

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance […]

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Nepal: U.N. Agencies Rush Supplies to Earthquake Survivors

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more on Saturday, and pledged that it ready to provide any assistance needed to help survivors through these difficult […]

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The Peace We Seek: President Obama Speaks to the People of India

Mumbai, India.  On his last day in India, President Obama delivered a message from America to the people of India on the importance of our relationship as true global partners. “I’m here because I’m absolutely convinced that both our peoples will have more jobs and opportunity, and our nations will be more secure, and the […]

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Obama: India U.S. Partner But Must Work on Religious Intolerance

New Delhi, India.  President Barack Obama said India and the United States are not just natural partners, but that America can be India’s best partner. Obama capped his historic trip to India with a speech calling on both nations to come together to fight poverty, climate change and intolerance. President Barack Obama toasts Prime Minister […]

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Historic Dalai Lama Broadcast Resonates on Chinese Social Media

Dharamsala, India.  For Tibetans, December 10 is usually charged with happiness and tension, as security police swarm markets and temples on the lookout for extraordinary displays of religious fervor or celebration. Their vigilance marks the Dalai Lama’s 1989 Nobel Prize anniversary, a day when many Tibetans have the spiritual leader in their thoughts and grapple […]

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Umbrella Revolution: Pro-Democracy Protests Continue in Hong Kong

A pro-democracy protester sleeps on a bed as hundreds block Nathan Road, the main north-south route of Kowloon peninsula, at Hong Kong’s Mongkok shopping district. Tweet

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U.S. Navy Assists in Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Ormoc City, Philippines.  U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alisha White, left, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter 2nd Class Chris Miller, right, speak with citizens affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan while delivering relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass […]

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