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Much needs to be done to help world's poorest: UN report - Daily Times

Much needs to be done to help world's poorest: UN report - Daily Times | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS: With the world’s 48 most vulnerable countries continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, a new UN report said here Thursday.The report...
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Kenya: Congolese refugee in Kenya determined to show he is not helpless

Kenya: Congolese refugee in Kenya determined to show he is not helpless | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya DADAAB, Kenya, Aug 12 (UNHCR) – Entrepreneur, French teacher, community development worker – Amani Kishonge Ruhimbana is proof that living in a refugee camp...
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PEPFAR budget cuts cause anxiety

PEPFAR budget cuts cause anxiety | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, a shipping container was converted into Ethiopia’s first HIV treatment centre, in Addis Ababa, the capital.
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UN chief calls for more progress to eliminate threat of mines

UN chief calls for more progress to eliminate threat of mines | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Source: UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Country: Afghanistan 3 April 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for more progress in efforts to eliminate the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war around the world –...
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Today is the International Mine Awareness Day...Once they're in the ground, they go on killing long after the conflict stops. Afghanistan is one of the most contaminated countries on earth, and it's civilians, not soldiers, who pay the heaviest price.

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UK MPs: Aid money to go through NGOs, not the EU - ICT Update

UK MPs: Aid money to go through NGOs, not the EU - ICT Update | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
UK MPs: Aid money to go through NGOs, not the EU ICT Update UK MPs argue that the 40% of the official development assistance (ODA) budget for 2012, which is channeled through international organizations as the World Bank and the EU, might not have...
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Humanitarian funding to the Syria crisis, 29 January 2013

Humanitarian funding to the Syria crisis, 29 January 2013 | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
The UN and partners have launched two funding appeals to meet humanitarian needs resulting from the crisis in Syria, the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP).
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Korea designates Ghana a priority ODA destination

Korea designates Ghana a priority ODA destination | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
ACCRA, Jan 31 — Korea has designated Ghana as its priority destination for Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to Ghana, Kyun Jea, said here Wednesday.
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Only 3% of development aid goes to Mindanao - Abad

Only 3% of development aid goes to Mindanao - Abad | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad urges multilateral agencies and other donors to extend more loans and grants to Mindanao as only 3% of official development assistance received by the Philippines goes to the region.
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EU aid for family planning sparks debate as budget cuts loom - The Guardian

EU aid for family planning sparks debate as budget cuts loom - The Guardian | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
The Guardian EU aid for family planning sparks debate as budget cuts loom The Guardian Conservatives opposed to using EU development aid to finance family planning services in poor nations have succeeded in recent years in reducing support for...
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Business and humanitarian action: Overcoming the language barrier

Business and humanitarian action: Overcoming the language barrier | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
LONDON, 21 July 2014 (IRIN) - A cloud of mistrust hangs over relations between business and the humanitarian community, the result of decades of mutual suspicion.
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Should more foreign aid be spent locally?

Should more foreign aid be spent locally? | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Jonathan Glennie: Is giving aid to institutions in recipient countries riskier than handing cash to international NGOs and companies?
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Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: Drought Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDRLK004

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: Drought Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDRLK004 | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Source: IFRC Country: Sri Lanka This revised Emergency Appeal is being revised from CHF 1,070,504 to CHF 186,642 in cash, kind, or services to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to assist 20,000 drought affected families (some 125,000...
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New OCHA app makes key, up-to-date humanitarian content available for download from mobile devices

New OCHA app makes key, up-to-date humanitarian content available for download from mobile devices | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: World
What is Humanitarian Kiosk?
One of the challenges faced by humanitarian workers is access to timely, relevant and accurate information.
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Humanitarian financing to Syria: 29 January 2013

Humanitarian financing to Syria: 29 January 2013 | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
The UN and partners have launched two funding appeals to meet humanitarian needs resulting from the crisis in Syria, the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP).
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MPs: 'Ditch overseas aid target' - Channel 4 News

MPs: 'Ditch overseas aid target' - Channel 4 News | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
Channel 4 News MPs: 'Ditch overseas aid target' Channel 4 News "DFID should miss ODA (official development assistance) calendar year spending targets where there are delays or cancellations to its planned projects and it does not have alternatives...
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Development. Making the right choices - Stephen Lillie

One of the UK`s most important international commitments is to increase spending on overseas development aid. This year we will spend 0.7 per cent of our gross national income on official development assistance.
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Hautala's speech at the 11th Plenary of the Innovative Financing of ...

Hautala's speech at the 11th Plenary of the Innovative Financing of ... | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
To eradicate poverty and respond to worldwide development challenges, domestic resource mobilization which is the primary means to finance development, must be combined with official development assistance (ODA).
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As EU pares budgets, Turkey and Korea step up aid spending - EurActiv

As EU pares budgets, Turkey and Korea step up aid spending - EurActiv | The Same Heart - Official Development Assistance | Scoop.it
EurActiv As EU pares budgets, Turkey and Korea step up aid spending EurActiv It devalues the concept of aid when so much of what is defined as Official Development Assistance (ODA) goes to relatively rich countries such as Turkey,” said the report,...
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