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April 24 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Apr 24 2014, 13:44:45

Ban Ki-moon says blocking of food, water and medical supplies for civilians is flagrant violation of international law

The United Nations secretary general has called on the security council to take urgent action to ensure 3.5 million people cut off by fighting in Syria have access to food, water and medical help.

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April 23 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Wed Apr 23 2014, 12:15:00

Dealing with people with disabilities is usually far down on the priority list in a humanitarian disaster, but these 12 steps can ensure they are not neglected

Beyond the lack of access to support and assistive device, stigma also leads family members to sometimes hide away people with disabilities, making them invisible to humanitarian organisations. Without proactive measures, they are excluded from emergency care.

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April 18 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Fri Apr 18 2014, 12:42:40

14-18 April: Read up on the week's winners, losers, controversies and reports

Democracy, as millions cast their votes on the biggest polling day of the Indian elections, with voter turnout higher than in 2009.

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From Aid | The Guardian Fri Apr 18 2014, 05:00:00

Harry Potter had Voldemort, Batman had the Joker but real life is complex, and the good-versus-evil narrative is sounding tired

A despicable villain is a critical element of any successful narrative. Heroes are important, but where would Harry Potter be without Voldemort? Or Batman without the Joker? Heroes aren't heroes unless they have someone or something terrible to conquer.

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April 17 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Apr 17 2014, 06:48:18

Mexico meeting concludes with call for greater collaboration and better mobilisation of resources to meet Busan targets

The fight to end poverty is at "a critical juncture" and will require greater collaboration and stronger political will, delegates at a high-level meeting in Mexico have warned.

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April 16 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Wed Apr 16 2014, 14:32:15

Nearly 200,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries amid sectarian violence in Central African Republic

The United Nations and aid groups have launched an appeal for £163m to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.

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From Aid | The Guardian Wed Apr 16 2014, 02:00:13

If the UK is to maintain its reputation as a leading development practitioner, several key areas need to be addressed

Next year is a big one for both international development and the UK. In September 2015, the new development goals will be unveiled; four months earlier, a new British government will be elected. So it seems timely to ask: is UK development policy fit for purpose?

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April 14 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Mon Apr 14 2014, 11:21:14

The Ghanaian government thinks better street lighting can help tighten security, improve living standards and even boost foreign investment. How does the project work?

Street lights are a fundamental component of any city's infrastructure, providing safety and security benefits to communities and businesses. However, the high cost of installation and maintenance can prove prohibitive for developing countries, leaving road users at risk and districts in darkness.

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From Aid | The Guardian Mon Apr 14 2014, 07:43:56

Delegates out in force for aid effectiveness meeting, but report claims support for Busan principles not matched by headway

Jonathan Glennie: Will competing UN and OECD partnerships stymie aid effectiveness?

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April 12 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Sat Apr 12 2014, 02:00:34

The demolition of three humanitarian aid shelters near a settlement zone could lead to demands for reimbursement

Israel has seized three EU-funded humanitarian aid projects on the edge of a settlement construction zone that Europe views as a "red line", spurring demands for compensation payments to Brussels at a crisis moment for John Kerry's attempts to broker a Middle East peace deal.

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