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In the wake of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Not On Our Watch has directed $1 million (USD) in emergency response funds to provide medical services for victims of the disaster. The beneficiary of the grant, Partners In Health (PIH), presently has relief efforts underway providing emergency medical care for the wounded, and is addressing the critical shortage of hospitals and care centers destroyed during the disaster.
The founders of Not On Our Watch released the following statement: “The people of Haiti are in desperate need of help. Our organization, Not On Our Watch, will do whatever it can and we know the international community will as well."
"Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.
In a new report “Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan” – released ahead of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – the agencies said a lethal cocktail of rising violence, chronic poverty and political tensions has left the peace deal on the brink of collapse."
Follow the jump for a link to the report.
""Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Wednesday it would be a 'long while' before the country, struggling to pull itself out of an economic crisis, received bilateral assistance.
Biti also told a mining conference Zimbabwe could not return to using the local dollar--abandoned at the start of the year after hyperinflation rendered it worthless--until the economy could support the currency."
Follow the jump for more text from the article, as well as links to further articles regarding the status of the Zimbabwean economy.
"Insurgents killed three Sudanese policemen in an ambush in the country's Darfur region, a police chief said on Wednesday."
"Zimbabwe's fragile power-sharing deal faces an uncertain future, one year after an agreement was signed between President Robert Mugabe and his political rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai."
"Thai police officers on Sunday raided the offices of several exiled Burmese opposition groups including the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, the Burmese Women’s Union and the National Health and Education Committee."
"The daughters of two of Burma's former prime ministers are to join a new political party to be set up for next year's elections."