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More than 120,000 Angolan families to benefit from UN-backed scheme
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
More than 120,000 Angolan families to benefit from UN-backed scheme
Some 126,000 farming families in Angola, one of the world's poorest countries, will benefit from a $49.5 million United Nations-backed agreement signed today to improve agricultural productivity and revitalize markets.Read Full Article ...
 
UN Economic and Social Council to hold meeting on emerging food crisis
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN Economic and Social Council to hold meeting on emerging food crisis
The President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has announced plans to hold a meeting of the Council early next month to discuss how to respond to th...
 
UN food agency faces $750 million shortfall as it bids to feed world's hungry
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN food agency faces $750 million shortfall as it bids to feed world's hungry
The recent drastic rise in food prices means the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) now needs more than $750 million to meet its commitment to feed the ...
 
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    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.