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The United Nations has just officially declared two parts of Somalia to be in famine, amid the worst drought in east Africa for 60 years. Malnutrition rates in the Dolo Ado camps for Somali refugees in Ethiopia have been recorded more than four times the level considered an emergency, and in some areas between 60-90… » read more

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“A politician, an academic, and a Eurocrat sat in a room talking about tax – it sounds like the start of a funny joke but in fact it is for a considerably important matter,” remarked CIDSE’s Jean Saldanha at the start of a conference in Brussels last week asking “A financial transactions tax: viable solution… » read more

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Thanks to a brand-new online tool, you can freely compare EU countries overseas aid data in just a few clicks. Unveiled as this year’s annual AidWatch report was released in Brussels, the interactive AidWatch 2011 microsite – located at aidwatch.concordeurope.org – is dedicated to explaining the trends underpinning EU and member states’ aid decisions.  … » read more

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