Asia

Vaccine aide gunned down in Pakistan

by Salmon Masgood New York Times December 28, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A health worker supervising a polio vaccination campaign was fatally shot and two others were wounded on Saturday when gunmen opened fire at a hospital in northwestern Pakistan, officials said....

Hungry for justice: Social mobilization on the right to food in India

by Shareen Hertel Development and Change December 15, 2014

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WTO seeks efforts for permanent deal on food security

by Asit Ranjan Mishra Live Mint November 22, 2014

A deal between India and the US to end the stalemate over the Bali trade package has raised the possibility of a permanent solution to the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes by the end of next year....

WTO seeks efforts for permanent deal on food security.

by Asit Ranjan Mishra Live Mint November 22, 2014

A deal between India and the US to end the stalemate over the Bali trade package has raised the possibility of a permanent solution to the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes by the end of next year....

US-India agreement on stockpiles of food revives a trade deal

by Neha Thirani Bagri New York Times November 13, 2014

MUMBAI, India — India and the United States reached an agreement on Thursday over food stockpiles, removing a major obstacle to a global trade deal that has been stalled for months....

US gives $27 million to help children in Laos eat and learn in school

by World Food Program Thompson Reuters November 3, 2014

VIENTIANE - The U.S. Ambassador to Laos PDR, Daniel Clune, announced today that the U.S. government, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), would support WFP's mid-morning snack and lunch programmes in Laos with US$27 million to assist more than 170,000 children over the next th...

Families who live on ‘chars’ – river islands formed from sedimentation – are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters. This family wades through floodwaters left behind after heavy rains in August caused major rivers to burst their banks in northern Bangladesh. Photo: IRIN News

Bangladeshi ‘char dwellers’ in search of higher ground

by Naimul Haq IRIN News October 27, 2014

ahanara Begum, a 35-year-old housewife, is surrounded by thatched-roof homes, all of which are partially submerged by floodwater.Heavy rains throughout the monsoon months, beginning in August, left thousands of people in northern Bangladesh homeless or in dire straits as the mighty Brahmaputra, Dhar...

Malala Yousafzai says she yearns to be ‘normal,’ despite fame — and now Nobel

by Richard Leiby and Karla Adam Washington Post October 10, 2014

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Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi has long campaigned against child labor

by Annie Gowen and Rama Lakshmi Washington Post October 10, 2014

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Malala Yousafzai, 17, said she was honored to be the youngest person to receive the award. S

Two champions of children are given the Nobel Peace Prize

by Declan Walsh New York Times October 10, 2014

“Who is Malala?” shouted the Taliban gunman who leapt onto a crowded bus in northwestern Pakistan two years ago, then fired a bullet into the head of Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old schoolgirl and outspoken activist.That question has been answered many times since by Ms. Yousafzai herself, who s...

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