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Big pledges boost hopes for Lake Chad crisis

By Heather Bourbeau / September 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Big pledges boost hopes for Lake Chad crisis

A group of major international donors made big pledges on Tuesday to help address one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The World Food Program estimates that more than 10 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of assistance and protection. Of that number, at least 2.4 million people have been displaced by […]

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Garifuna band together on Honduran coast

By Mark A. Bonta / September 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Garifuna band together on Honduran coast

The Garifuna are descendants of Carib indigenous people and escaped African slaves who made it to the Honduran mainland at the end of the 18th century, where they established small fishing communities along the Caribbean coast. In recent years, their traditional lands, to which they possess legal titles, have been encroached upon by oil palm […]

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