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  • U.N. takes charge of Central African Republic peacekeeping force

    BANGUI (Reuters) - The United Nations on Monday took over a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic previously run by the African Union, a move that rights groups said must lead to more action to protect civilians from attack.
  • Syria's violence prompts worse humanitarian crisis in a century

    IRBIL, Iraq Nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanitarian crisis to strike the Middle East in at least a century, according to new data released by the International Rescue...

    Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...

    Soccer field skirmish a lesson in democracy for immigrant students

    Soccer field skirmish a lesson in democracy for immigrant students
    At a recent soccer practice at Oakland International High School, the boys welcomed Paulos Gurmu, a newcomer from Ethiopia. After hours of running on asphalt under a blazing sun, they sat in a circle to dole out "positivity points." A Burmese teen who'd...

    United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria

    United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria
    BEIRUT—With the Syrian humanitarian crisis worsening amid mounting fears of starvation and illness, the United Nations on Monday launched a drive for about $6.5 billion in aid, described as the largest amount ever sought for a single emergency....