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Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique
Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique

As Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in more than a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid and, they hope, cut the cost of logistics in disaster zones.

Text messages help cholera fight in Mozambique
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Relief supplies began trickling into tsunami-hit communities in the Solomons Islands Monday, as another powerful aftershock rattled the Pacific nation in the wake of last week's 8.0-magnitude earthquake.

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
ICRC headquarter. ©REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Neutral in a harsh world: the history of the ICRC

Founded to care for victims of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross has faced a tough task, sometimes been found wanting, but has always known how to adapt to shifting challenges.

Neutral in a harsh world: the history of the ICRC
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Relief workers scrambled to reach quake-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands Saturday, with "unusual seismic activity" sighted as strong aftershocks continued to jolt the remote Pacific region.

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
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Aid workers in DRC appeal for $900 million

Aid workers in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo said Thursday they will need nearly $900 million (673 million euros) to meet the needs of the population this year.

Aid workers in DRC appeal for $900 million
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European Commission to help freezing Kazakhstan residents

European Commission has allocated 55,800 Euro to aide 2,000 victims of the severe cold that hit North Kazakhstan in December.

European Commission to help freezing Kazakhstan residents
Tesla Motors Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk. ©REUTERS
Tech entrepreneur Musk offers to help Boeing

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of the electric carmaker Tesla and aeronautics firm SpaceX, has offered to help Boeing fix apparent problems with the batteries in its grounded 787 Dreamliner.

Tech entrepreneur Musk offers to help Boeing
Military called in as deadly floods batter Australia
Military called in as deadly floods batter Australia

Australia ramped up its military response to deadly floodwaters rising in the country's sodden northeast Tuesday which have killed four people and displaced or isolated tens of thousands.

Military called in as deadly floods batter Australia
IMF releases aid to Greece after long delay
IMF releases aid to Greece after long delay

After lengthy delays, the International Monetary Fund unblocked part of its aid to Greece Wednesday, offering a brief respite to the recession-mired country grappling with austerity measures.

IMF releases aid to Greece after long delay
C. Africa leader appeals for help to halt rebel advance
C. Africa leader appeals for help to halt rebel advance

The United States evacuated its embassy in the Central African Republic as the nation's embattled leader appealed for French and US help after rebels seized large swathes of the mineral-rich country.

C. Africa leader appeals for help to halt rebel advance
UN Security Council approves Mali intervention force
UN Security Council approves Mali intervention force

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved sending an African-led military force to help reconquer northern Mali from Islamist militants.

UN Security Council approves Mali intervention force
Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial
Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial

Hungry survivors of a deadly Philippine typhoon looted shops and warehouses in a hard-hit town in a bid to stay alive amid stalled aid deliveries.

Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial
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S. Korea urges North to spend on debt, not missiles

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to repay millions of dollars in debt related to past food aid, and slammed the regime in Pyongyang for squandering scant resources on long-range missile tests.

S. Korea urges North to spend on debt, not missiles
US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha
US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha

The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha.

US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha
Spain banks cut thousands of jobs in shakeup
Spain banks cut thousands of jobs in shakeup

Crippled Spanish banks said they would cut thousands of jobs after Brussels on Wednesday gave a green light for a big slice of aid to rescue them with tough conditions.

Spain banks cut thousands of jobs in shakeup
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Baltic farmers demand fair slice of EU aid

As the EU braces for bruising budget talks, the bloc's three small Baltic states have stepped up their campaign to get what they say is their fair share of farm aid.

Baltic farmers demand fair slice of EU aid
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. ©REUTERS
Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence

Malaysia and Egypt have agreed to ask "international power brokers" to help stop escalating violence in the Middle East, the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country said.

Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence
New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy
New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the US federal government for $30 billion in aid Monday to help his state recover from the devastation left by superstorm Sandy.

New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy
Britain to end aid to India in 2015
Britain to end aid to India in 2015

Britain's government said on Friday it will stop all aid to India in 2015 and slash its remaining handouts, bowing to domestic pressure over its foreign development budget at a time of austerity.

Britain to end aid to India in 2015
UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria
UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria

The UN human rights chief expressed concern Friday after the Red Cross said it was struggling to deliver aid in war-ravaged Syria.

UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria