Sunday, April 27, 2008

Centre for Global Development

CGD is an independent think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in the U.S. and other rich countries through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community.

Asian Rice Crisis Puts 10 Million or More at Risk

Refugees International

Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.

Militias Growing through 'Humanitarian' Work

During a mission inside Iraq, researchers for Refugees International found that the Sadrist movement had become "Iraq's largest 'humanitarian' organization" by providing large quantities of food, clothing, oil and other basic resources. As a result of the provision of goods and security, civilians, including displaced Iraqis, are joining militias at a rapid pace.

Darfur: Another WFP Driver Killed

So far this year 60 WFP-contracted trucks have been hijacked in Darfur, with 39 trucks still missing and 26 drivers unaccounted for. Another driver was killed while transporting food in South Darfur on 24 March.

The attacks have meant that WFP deliveries have dropped to less than 900 tons per day. Normally, around this time of year, the agency's trucks should be delivering 1,800 metric tons of food daily to supply warehouses ahead of the rainy season, due to begin next month.


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