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Financial Crisis

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Downturn to Cost Billions in Aid to Poor - 26 Feb 2009
Downturn to Cost Billions in Aid to Poor - 26 Feb 2009
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
A till receipt is seen on a cash register at an Oxfam store in Dalston in east London in this November...
London, United Kingdom
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
A till receipt is seen on a cash register at an Oxfam store in Dalston in east London in this November 28, 2008 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. British-based charities are suffering additionally from the pound's decline, making their money worth less abroad. Picture taken November 28, 2008. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Simon Newman/Files (BRITAIN)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
A cyclist rides past the United Nations Childrens Fund, UNICEF German headquarters in Cologne in this...
Cologne, Germany
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
A cyclist rides past the United Nations Childrens Fund, UNICEF German headquarters in Cologne in this February 20, 2008 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken February 20, 2008. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files (GERMANY)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
A sticker of the United Nations Childrens Fund UNICEF is pictured at their German headquarters in Cologne...
Cologne, Germany
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
A sticker of the United Nations Childrens Fund UNICEF is pictured at their German headquarters in Cologne in this February 20, 2008 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken February 20, 2008. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/Files (GERMANY)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
Michael Ole Sayo (L), a 24-year-old Maasai man, talks to his community elders in Eremit, southern Rift...
EREMIT, Kenya
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
Michael Ole Sayo (L), a 24-year-old Maasai man, talks to his community elders in Eremit, southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken July 21, 2007. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Tom Kirkwood/Files (KENYA)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
A Maasai family poses for a photograph outside their manyatta (village) in Eremit, Kenya's southern Rift...
EREMIT, Kenya
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
A Maasai family poses for a photograph outside their manyatta (village) in Eremit, Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken July 21, 2007. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Tom Kirkwood/Files (KENYA)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
A Maasai moran and his dog herd family cattle in Eremit in Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July...
EREMIT, Kenya
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
A Maasai moran and his dog herd family cattle in Eremit in Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken July 21, 2007. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Tom Kirkwood/Files (KENYA)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
Michael Ole Sayo, a 24-year-old Maasai man, talks on his cell phone in Eremit, southern Rift Valley in...
EREMIT, Kenya
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
Michael Ole Sayo, a 24-year-old Maasai man, talks on his cell phone in Eremit, southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken July 21, 2007. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Tom Kirkwood/Files (KENYA)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
Maasai women draw water at their community dam at Eremit in Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July...
EREMIT, Kenya
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
Maasai women draw water at their community dam at Eremit in Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken July 21, 2007. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Tom Kirkwood/Files (KENYA)
FINANCIAL-AID/
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February 26, 2009
A Maasai warrior walks with a spear in Eremit in Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file...
EREMIT, Kenya
To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/
A Maasai warrior walks with a spear in Eremit in Kenya's southern Rift Valley in this July 21, 2007 file photo. The cost to aid budgets of the world economic downturn is headed for billions of dollars, slashing assistance to the world's poorest people just as it becomes harder for them to make money for themselves. Picture taken July 21, 2007. To match feature FINANCIAL-AID/ REUTERS/Tom Kirkwood/Files (KENYA)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC
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February 24, 2009
Boys with home-made braces supporting their polio-damaged legs play soccer at the Stand Proud compound...
Bunia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Boys with polio-damaged legs play soccer in Bunia
Boys with home-made braces supporting their polio-damaged legs play soccer at the Stand Proud compound in Bunia, February 24, 2009. The boys are among some 20 children in Bunia looked after by Stand Proud, a charity that assists children suffering from polio and other leg defects in several cities across war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo, where 15 years of war have devastated public health services. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
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February 10, 2009
Jean-Pierre Kalikunshe (L), 10, comforts his friend Espoir Kangeshe, 6, both of whom have had surgery...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Kalikunshe comforts Kangeshe at the Heal Africa hospital in Goma
Jean-Pierre Kalikunshe (L), 10, comforts his friend Espoir Kangeshe, 6, both of whom have had surgery to correct leg deformities, at the Heal Africa hospital in Goma, February 10, 2009. Kalikunshe and Kangeshe are among some 70 children looked after by Stand Proud, a charity that assists children suffering from polio and other leg defects in war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo, where 15 years of war has devastated public health services. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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December 30, 2008
Ambulances donated by Turkey are parked in the Kerem Shalom crossing before their transfer to the southern...
Kerem Shalom, Israel
Ambulances donated by Turkey are parked in Kerem Shalom crossing
Ambulances donated by Turkey are parked in the Kerem Shalom crossing before their transfer to the southern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. Israel hit the Gaza Strip with more air strikes on Tuesday and warned its military action could last weeks, while its Islamist enemy Hamas vowed to keep up rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Israel has said it would allow more aid trucks into Gaza. Dozens of trucks loaded with goods were seen heading to Gaza crossings early on Tuesday.
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL)
SPAIN/
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December 07, 2008
A would-be immigrant casts his shadow on a Red Cross tent upon arriving at Arguineguin port in the Canary...
ARGUINEGUIN, Spain
A would-be immigrant casts his shadow on a Red Cross tent upon arriving at Arguineguin port
A would-be immigrant casts his shadow on a Red Cross tent upon arriving at Arguineguin port in the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria early December 7, 2008. Around 70 would-be immigrants, one of them dead, were intercepted off the coast aboard a makeshift boat on their way to reach European soil. REUTERS/Borja Suarez (SPAIN)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/CHILDREN
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November 20, 2008
Children who have been abandoned or orphaned by war eat dinner at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Children who have been abandoned or orphaned by war eat dinner in eastern Congo
Children who have been abandoned or orphaned by war eat dinner at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo, November 20, 2008. Fighting in eastern Congo has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians in recent weeks, with 1,519 people taking shelter in the Don Bosco school compound. There are 89 children with no parents among them. Sign behind reads "Welcome". REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/CHILDREN
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November 20, 2008
A woman displaced by war sleeps on her belongings at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo, November...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
A woman displaced by war sleeps in eastern Congo
A woman displaced by war sleeps on her belongings at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo, November 20, 2008. Fighting in eastern Congo has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians in recent weeks, with 1,519 people taking shelter in the Don Bosco school compound. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
SYRIA
RTXASVT
November 20, 2008
A Syrian Arab Red Crescent worker talks to Iraqi children at a UNHCR refugee registration post in Damascus...
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Syrian Arab Red Crescent worker talks to Iraqi children at a UNHCR refugee registration post in Damascus...
A Syrian Arab Red Crescent worker talks to Iraqi children at a UNHCR refugee registration post in Damascus November 19, 2008. UNHCR said recently, their refugee centre is processing an average of 3,000 Iraqi refugees per month. Picture taken November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Ed Giles (Syria)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/CHILDREN
RTXASUH
November 20, 2008
Children who have been abandoned or orphaned by war eat dinner at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern...
Goma, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Children who have been abandoned or orphaned by war eat dinner in eastern Congo
Children who have been abandoned or orphaned by war eat dinner at the Don Bosco center in Goma in eastern Congo, November 20, 2008. Fighting in eastern Congo has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians in recent weeks, with 1,519 people taking shelter in the Don Bosco school compound. There are 89 children with no parents among them. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/
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November 13, 2008
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center...
Rutshuru, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki receives milk in eastern Congo
Severely malnourished Sadiki Basilaki, 9, receives a mug of milk at a catholic mission feeding center in Rutshuru, 70kms (50 miles) north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 13, 2008. Malnutrition rates in Rutshuru, which has seen weeks of fighting between government soldiers and dissident Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda's rebels, are almost double emergency thresholds and aid workers are battling insecurity to deliver rations. The latest wave of fighting has worsened a humanitarian disaster that began in the 1990s. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
INDIA/
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October 05, 2008
People reach-out from behind a fence as they wait to collect free clothes from a local charity on the...
Siliguri, India
People reach-out from behind a fence as they wait to collect free clothes from a local charity in Siliguri...
People reach-out from behind a fence as they wait to collect free clothes from a local charity on the occasion of Durga Puja festival in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 5, 2008. The festival is a popular religious event for Hindu Bengalis, which is celebrated from October 5 to 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
CHAD/
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June 09, 2008
A doctor (L) administers medicine to a sick child with his mother at a health clinic run by the medical...
KERFI, Chad
A doctor administers medicine to a sick child with his mother in eastern Chad
A doctor (L) administers medicine to a sick child with his mother at a health clinic run by the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Holland in Kerfi, a site for displaced Chadians some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the eastern town of Gos Beida, June 10, 2008. Reflecting the violence in Darfur that has swept in both directions across the Chad-Sudan border, there are 250,000 Sudanese refugees scattered in a dozen camps in eastern Chad and 180,000 internally displaced Chadians, U.N. officials say. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (CHAD)
INDONESIA
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February 07, 2008
A boy waits for a charity cash donation at a Chinese temple during celebrations for the Chinese New Year...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Boy waits for a charity cash donation at a Chinese temple during celebrations for the Chinese New Year...
A boy waits for a charity cash donation at a Chinese temple during celebrations for the Chinese New Year in Jakarta's Chinatown February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA)
KENYA
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November 15, 2007
A child rests on his mother's back at a feeding center set up by Action Against Hunger relief organisation...
Mandera, Kenya
A child rests on his mother's back at a feeding center outside Mandera town
A child rests on his mother's back at a feeding center set up by Action Against Hunger relief organisation to treat severely malnourished children outside Mandera town, 900 km (552 Miles) northeast Nairobi, November 15, 2007. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA)
KENYA
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November 15, 2007
A child's height is measured during medical checks and food distribution at a feeding center set up by...
Mandera, Kenya
A child's height is measured during medical checks and food distribution at a feeding center outside...
A child's height is measured during medical checks and food distribution at a feeding center set up by Action Against Hunger relief organisation to treat severely malnourished children outside Mandera town, 900 km (552 Miles) northeast Nairobi, November 15, 2007. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA)
SPAIN/
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November 03, 2007
A would-be immigrant rests in a Red Cross container after arriving at the port of Gran Tarajal in Spain's...
Fuerteventura, Spain
A would-be immigrant rests in a Red Cross container after arriving at the port of Gran Tarajal in Spain's...
A would-be immigrant rests in a Red Cross container after arriving at the port of Gran Tarajal in Spain's Canary island of Fuerteventura, November 3, 2007. Some 17 would-be immigrants were intercepted aboard a makeshift boat on their way to reaching European soil from Africa, according to authorities. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN)
MEXICO-FLOODS/
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November 03, 2007
A Red Cross paramedic carries boxes of supplies for flood-affected residents on the outskirts of Villahermosa...
Villahermosa, Mexico
A Red Cross paramedic carries boxes of supplies for flood-affected residents on the outskirts of Villahermosa...
A Red Cross paramedic carries boxes of supplies for flood-affected residents on the outskirts of Villahermosa November 3, 2007. Thousands of people perched on roofs in southern Mexico on Saturday, desperate to be evacuated from flooding caused by heavy rains that has left most of Tabasco state under water and 800,000 people homeless. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)
SPAIN
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August 21, 2007
A would-be immigrant rests in a Red Cross tent at the port of Arguineguin in the Spanish Canary Island...
ARGUINEGUIN, Spain
Would-be immigrant rests in a Red Cross tent at the port of Arguineguin in the Spanish Canary Island...
A would-be immigrant rests in a Red Cross tent at the port of Arguineguin in the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria August 21, 2007. Some 28 would-be immigrants were intercepted aboard a fishing boat on their way to European soil from Africa, Spanish police said. REUTERS/Borja Suarez (SPAIN)
MEXICO-MUDSLIDE/
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July 04, 2007
Members of the Red Cross carry a body after a mudslide in San Miguel Eloxochitlan, in Mexico's state...
ELOXOCHITLAN, Mexico
Members of the Red Cross carry a body after a mudslide in San Miguel Eloxochitlan
Members of the Red Cross carry a body after a mudslide in San Miguel Eloxochitlan, in Mexico's state of Puebla July 5, 2007. Mexican soldiers have dug out more than a dozen corpses after the side of a rain-soaked mountain collapsed on a bus carrying up to 60 passengers on a remote road. REUTERS/Imelda Medina (MEXICO)
INDIA/
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June 17, 2007
Four-year-old Tsering Lhamo sits for lunch at Mahabudi international meditation centre on the outskirts...
Leh, India
Four-year-old Tsering Lhamo sits for lunch at Mahabudi international meditation centre on the outskirts...
Four-year-old Tsering Lhamo sits for lunch at Mahabudi international meditation centre on the outskirts of Leh, capital of Ladakh, June 17, 2007. This meditation centre is a home shelter for poor and needy. REUTERS/Amit Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)
IRAQ/
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June 10, 2007
A boy looks out from the entrance of a tent in a refugee camp in Shaab district in Baghdad June 10, 2007....
Baghdad, Iraq
A boy looks out from the entrance of a tent in a refugee camp in Shaab district in Baghdad
A boy looks out from the entrance of a tent in a refugee camp in Shaab district in Baghdad June 10, 2007. Dozens of Shi'ite villagers were evacuated by the Red Crescent from al-Ambagi village in Diyala province after their houses were torched by insurgents, a Red Crescent official said. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ)
AFRICA-TUBERCULOSIS/
RTR1NSHQ
March 23, 2007
Patients queue for anti-tuberculosis drugs at the Blue house clinic, run by medical charity Medecins...
Nairobi, Kenya
Patients queue for anti-tuberculosis drugs at the Blue house clinic in Nairobi Kenya
Patients queue for anti-tuberculosis drugs at the Blue house clinic, run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), in the Mathare valley slums in Nairobi March 22, 2007. Living conditions in Africa's teeming slums have given rise to a multi-drug resistance strain of tuberculosis (MDR-TB) that kills nearly half of those who receive treatment, an aid agency said on Thursday. REUTERS/Damien Guerchois (KENYA)
SPAIN
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October 31, 2006
Would-be immigrants rest in a Red Cross container at the port of Gran Tarajal in Spain's Canary Island...
Gran Tarajal, Spain
Would-be immigrants rest in a Red Cross container at the port of Gran Tarajal
Would-be immigrants rest in a Red Cross container at the port of Gran Tarajal in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura October 31, 2006. Some 38 would-be immigrants were intercepted aboard a makeshift boat on their way to European soil from Africa, according to authorities.REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN)
SPAIN
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June 26, 2006
A would-be immigrant passes near a Red Cross tent at the port of Gran Tarajal after being intercepted...
Gran Tarajal, Spain
A would-be immigrant passes near a Red Cross tent at the port of Gran Tarajal
A would-be immigrant passes near a Red Cross tent at the port of Gran Tarajal after being intercepted off Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura, June 26, 2006. REUTERS/Juan Medina
NIGER CHILDREN
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June 29, 2005
Malnourished infants receive treatment at a feeding centre run by the medical charity group Medecins...
Maradi, Niger
Malnourished infants receive treatment at a feeding centre in southern Niger.
Malnourished infants receive treatment at a feeding centre run by the medical charity group Medecins Sans Frontiers in the town of Maradi in southern Niger June 30, 2005. Aid workers say cases of malnutrition have rocketed among children in Niger in the past few months after the worst drought in years aggravated chronic food shortages in one of the world's poorest countries, which lies just south of the Sahara. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly Pictures of the Month June 2005 Pictures of the Year 2005 FOR/NL
SUDAN STARVATION
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May 25, 2005
A Sudanese boy lies on the ground after collapsing from hunger at a feeding centre in the village of...
Paliang, Sudan
A Sudanese boy lies on the ground after collapsing from hunger at a feeding centre in the village of...
A Sudanese boy lies on the ground after collapsing from hunger at a feeding centre in the village of Paliang, Sudan. A four-year-old Sudanese boy lies on the ground after collapsing from hunger at a feeding centre run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the village of Paliang, about 160 km (99 miles) northwest of the southern town of Rumbek, May 25, 2005. The United Nations warned on Tuesday that its food distribution operations in southern and eastern Sudan faced a funding shortage that could provoke a new humanitarian disaster in the giant country. The U.N. World Food Programme said it needed $302 million to feed some 3.2 million people in the two regions of Sudan this year but had so far managed to raise only $78 million. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna Pictures of the month May 2005 PP05080084
SUDAN STARVATION
RTRCHEC
May 26, 2005
A Sudanese woman looks on as her severely malnourished child is weighed at a hospital run by medical...
Marial Lou, Sudan
A Sudanese woman looks on as her severely malnourished child is weighed at a hospital run by medical...
A Sudanese woman looks on as her severely malnourished child is weighed at a hospital run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the town of Marial Lou. A Sudanese woman looks on as her severely malnourished child is weighed at a hospital run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the town of Marial Lou, northwest of the southern town of Rumbek, May 26, 2005. Mothers in southern Sudan are feeding their children leaves to stop them starving to death after rich countries failed to heed months of appeals to prevent the region's worst food crisis in seven years. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna Pictures of the month May 2005
SPAIN
RTRDICB
October 15, 2004
A Red Cross volunteer aids an illegal immigrant who got intercepted off the coast of Fuerteventura October...
Fuerteventura, Spain
Red Cross volunteer aids an illegal immigrant Fuerteventura.
A Red Cross volunteer aids an illegal immigrant who got intercepted off the coast of Fuerteventura October 15, 2004. Around 43 illegal immigrants were intercepted in Fuerteventura, the closest of Spain's Canary Islands to the African coast, as they attempted to reach Spanish soil in a fragile vessel. REUTERS/Juan Medina Pictures of the Month October 2004 SV/ABP
IRAQ
RTRL1GE
March 28, 2003
An Iraqi woman carries an aid parcel back home during a Red Crescent aid
distribution in the southern...
Safwan, multiple countries
IRAQI WOMAN CARRIES AID PARCEL BACK HOME DURING AID DISTRIBUTION IN
SAFWAN.
An Iraqi woman carries an aid parcel back home during a Red Crescent aid
distribution in the southern Iraqi town of Safwan March 28, 2003. On Friday,
one convoy of Kuwait Red Crescent trucks heading for the border town of
Safwan was almost mobbed by Iraqis scrambling for their share of the food
packages inside. Deliveries of food to southern Iraq have provoked chaotic
scenes as Iraqis scramble for desperately needed supplies, and aid agencies
say continued fighting will delay further efforts to combat the crisis.
Almost all aid agencies say the south is still too dangerous for civilian
relief teams. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis PP03030075 Pictures of the month
March 2003

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