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Hope, uncertainty as people flock back to Southern Sudanupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 04:30:00

For years, in some cases decades, they survived persistent and intense violence, lived in often squalid refugee camps or tough cities and were treated as second-class citizens in what -- at least for a few more months -- has been their country.

Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resourcesupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 06:34:00

An influx of people returning home to vote in Southern Sudan is straining communities suffering from lack of food and water in the remote region, aid groups said Wednesday.

River guide believed killed by crocodile in Congoupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 21:29:00

A renowned South African whitewater guide and outdoorsman was apparently pulled from his kayak by a crocodile in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is presumed dead, expedition sponsor Eddie Bauer said.

Bringing aid to the Afghans: A deadly occupationupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:56:00

On the morning of September 26, Linda Norgrove was in an unmarked Toyota Corolla traveling from Asadabad to Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, a spectacular route with towering mountains to the right and a broad river to the left. Spectacular but also very dangerous -- ambush country in a part of Afghanistan where many different groups, including criminal gangs, the Taliban and al Qaeda, have a presence.

Reports of looting, violence surface in flood-ravaged Pakistanupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 22:39:00

Desperation erupted into violence Tuesday in flood-ravaged Pakistan, as survivors who have yet to receive aid scrambled to put food in their empty bellies.

Pakistan flood victims fear losing landupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 22:39:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports on flooding in Pakistan so expansive that you can't see where it ends.

Haiti a month after earthquakeupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:35:00

Aisha Bain of the International Rescue Committee discusses Haiti one month later.

Mourners gather in Haitian capital one month after deadly quakeupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:35:00

It was as if the giant crowd were celebrating a joyous occasion -- not a coming-together one month after a deadly earthquake.

Bar riots spark gay movementupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 15:33:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti revisits birth of national gay rights movement on 40th anniversary of NYC riots outside gay bar.

Monsoon season compounds refugees' troublesupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 23:53:00

"Refugees are the most vulnerable people on Earth. They are fighting to survive." -- Angelina Jolie, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees goodwill ambassador

Monsoon affects refugeesupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 23:53:00

CNN's Bonnie Schneider discusses how the monsoon season affects refugees in Pakistan.

U.S. refugee program failing Iraqis, report saysupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:07:00

Iraqis fleeing violence in their homeland are struggling in America, where they had hoped to make new lives, said a report issued Tuesday by an agency that helps resettle refugees across the United States.

Finally in the land of the free, but where are the jobs?updated: Mon May 11 2009 14:20:00

Of all of the calculations Zainab Ibrahim made during her accounting career in Baghdad, this one was a snap.

Jobless refugee speaksupdated: Mon May 11 2009 14:20:00

Zainab Ibrahim fled her native Iraq in 2005. Now she's jobless in America.

Commentary: No one is safe in Congo strifeupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 09:18:00

"Every night someone disappears. Parents and children vanish. We don't know where they have gone. There are killings in the nights. We hear shooting," Valerie, a 27-year-old mother, said of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Iraqi woman puts troubles aside to enjoy first taste of Thanksgivingupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 14:16:00

Sajida Faraj scoops mashed potatoes and peas onto her plate, not quite sure of the history behind her first Thanksgiving meal. But she knows how thankful she is to be at a church in Atlanta this November, lining up for turkey, stuffing and pecan pie.

Afghan gunmen kidnap French aid workerupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 06:02:00

Gunmen kidnapped a French aid worker in Kabul Monday and shot dead an Afghan intelligence official who tried to rescue him, police said.

Thousands flee fighting as Congo rebels seize gorilla parkupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 13:28:00

Congolese rebels seized a major military camp and a spacious gorilla park in a renewed bout of heavy fighting that sent thousands fleeing, according to the United Nations and park officials.

Commentary: Stop the 'vampires' in the Congoupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:30:00

Over the past decade, waves of violence have continuously crashed over eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in the world's deadliest war.

Saving Congo's womenupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:30:00

Model and UNICEF ambassador Dayle Haddon talks about her trip to Congo and how much the women there need outside help.

Afghan aid workers raise security after killingupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 05:51:00

Aid agencies say they will review their presence and security arrangements in Afghanistan after the killing of a foreign relief worker.

Aid and the Afghan winter pt. 1updated: Tue Oct 21 2008 05:51:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the rush to get aid to remote parts of Afghanistan before the onset of winter.

Commentary: Elegy for heroes slain in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 13:58:00

The call I dread awakened me at 4 a.m. Five International Rescue Committee colleagues, traveling in a car en route to Kabul, had been ambushed by gunmen. Four were killed, and the fifth was critically injured.

Rescuers look for survivorsupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 07:16:00

Rescue workers check on survivors in destroyed areas in Georgia.

Time.com: Can Money Save Afghanistan? updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 16:00:00

Analysis: Defense Secretary Robert Gates has proposed $20 billion to upgrade Afghan security forces. But would that be enough to beat the Taliban?

4 aid workers killed in Afghan attackupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 10:47:00

The Taliban said its gunmen opened fire on an aid group's vehicle in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing four International Rescue Committee workers and prompting the organization to suspend its operations.

U.N. chief: Myanmar to admit all aid workersupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:58:00

Myanmar's ruling junta agreed Friday to "allow all aid workers regardless of nationalities" into the country to help cyclone survivors, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

Myanmar to allow 'all aid workers'updated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:58:00

A CNN reporter in Myanmar reports that despite the arrival of aid, its distribution is still a problem.

People.com: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Give $1 Million to U.S., Iraqi Childrenupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:07:00

"We hope to encourage others to give to these great organizations," says Pitt

Time.com: Jolie-Pitt Foundation Donates $1 M to Iraqi Kidsupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:00:00

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's love for children is by no means limited to their own: The couple has donated $1 million to help kids affected by the war in Iraq

People.com: Ben Affleck Travels to the Congoupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 11:29:00

The actor hopes his journey – filmed for Nightline – will help raise awareness

Cyclone aid conference opens in Myanmarupdated: Tue May 27 2008 21:43:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Myanmar on Sunday to guide a conference with international agencies aimed at boosting donations for the cyclone-struck nation, now that its ruling military junta has agreed to accept aid.

Myanmar aid conferenceupdated: Tue May 27 2008 21:43:00

Myanmar is hosting an international donors' conference in Bangkok to raise money. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

China media roleupdated: Tue May 20 2008 15:13:00

International Correspondents assess how Chinese leaders and the local media are dealing with the earthquake disaster.

CNNMoney: Aid flows to China but less to Myanmarupdated: Tue May 20 2008 15:13:00

Humanitarian relief charities, confronted with back-to-back natural disasters, are scrambling to raise money from Americans and corporations.

Time.com: Burma Holds Vote Despite Cyclone Aftermathupdated: Sat May 10 2008 08:45:00

Government officials, all but absent since cyclone Nargis killed tens of thousands across Burma, pressed ahead with a referendum Saturday in villages still reeling from the disaster

Report: World ignoring Iraqi refugee crisis updated: Thu Mar 20 2008 21:31:00

"Mr. B" and his family dodged militias by moving from house to house in Baghdad -- but they couldn't escape being Sunni or the fact that Mr. B had served in Saddam Hussein's military.

5M dead as Congo peace deal signedupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 23:40:00

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and armed groups in the country signed a deal Wednesday to end years of fighting in the country's east, according to Peter Kessler, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Congo peace dealupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 23:40:00

Congo's government and rebels sign a peace deal calling for an immediate truce. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Refugees welcome 'bright' future in new homeupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 07:45:00

Bonifasi Nahimana has traveled around the world for safety -- and for the first time in more than three decades, he says he's not afraid to go to sleep at night.

Iraqi refugees to resettle amid fresh trauma of violent pastupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 11:59:00

A white board at the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta shows the origins of the hundreds of refugees the agency has placed in Georgia -- Vietnam, Burma, Iran. Soon, it will add another country, Iraq.

FSB: Chasing the American dreamupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 13:26:00

Political refugees flee the worst places on earth to launch businesses in America.

FSB: Chasing the Dreamupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 00:01:00

LIKE MOST ENTREPRENEURS, Hajia Kangame rarely dwells on the past. She stays plenty busy running her San Diego handicraft business and raising four daughters. But Kangame, 37, will never forget the ...

How to help: Refugee agenciesupdated: Fri Jun 16 2006 12:27:00

The sixth annual World Refugee Day is Tuesday. The United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution in 2000 to remember refugees on a special day each year.

The deadliest war in the worldupdated: Sun May 28 2006 08:07:00

Some wars go on killing long after they end.

Indonesia quake: Where to donateupdated: Sun May 28 2006 03:19:00

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the earthquake in Indonesia. The groups include:

$1 billion plan in works to aid Katrina victimsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 22:12:00

The White House is in final negotiations over a $1 billion plan to fund nonprofit groups' efforts to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees relocate, sources involved in those negotiations said Friday.

Fact sheet: Violence in Congoupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 07:55:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's third-largest country.

Helping Sudan refugees struggle onupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 09:43:00

Millions may die in the Darfur region of Sudan as a result of fighting between the Sudanese government, allied militias and rebel groups unless there is an immediate outpouring of international aid, the World Health Organization has warned.

Sudan crisis the world ignoresupdated: Sun May 30 2004 08:28:00

For 15 months violent conflict has been raging in Sudan's Darfur region, where U.N. officials have accused Sudan and allied Arab tribal militias of "ethnic cleansing."

Painful cost of Sudan relief effortupdated: Mon May 24 2004 14:07:00

For 15 months violent conflict has been raging in Sudan's Darfur region, where U.N. officials have accused Sudan and allied Arab tribal militias of "ethnic cleansing."

Sudan's hellish humanitarian crisisupdated: Wed May 12 2004 23:31:00

The hellish scene in northern Chad where people are fleeing the vicious but little-publicized war in western Sudan's Darfur region has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.

Seven hostages freed in Iraq; 5 still held updated: Thu Apr 08 2004 14:59:00

Seven South Korean missionaries abducted by Iraqi militants were freed Thursday, but five other foreign nationals remained hostages, according to government and media sources.

Money Magazine: GIVING THE TOP U.S. CHARITIESupdated: Thu Dec 01 1994 00:01:00

This is the time of year most Americans think seriously about contributing to one or more charitable organizations. The holidays are a reminder that others could use a hand. December is also the la...

Money Magazine: BE SURE YOUR CHARITY DONATIONS ARE SPENT WELLupdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

Nightly TV news images of needy people including the 2 million Rwandan refugees may leave you wanting to help but unsure of how to do that effectively. Each year Money helps readers to size up char...

Money Magazine: THE MONEY CHARITY HONOR ROLL The 10 winners on our list spend your contributions wisely year after year.updated: Sun Dec 01 1991 00:01:00

Before giving money to a charity, you surely want to feel confident that the group will put your dollars to good use. The exclusive MONEY honor roll of the 10 best-managed large U.S. charities (pre...

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