Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Pakistan, Afghanistan Make Efforts to End Border Clashes

Pakistan, Afghanistan-Pakistan and Afghanistan have made diplomatic, political and military contacts to try to de-escalate days of deadly border skirmishes, although officials said the situation was relatively calm on Wednesday.                                                                                                 Photo:David Votroubek, MC1/Wikipedia. The clashes across the busy Torkham crossing erupted last Sunday and officials have since confirmed the killing of four soldiers on […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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So Many In Need, it’s Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

New York, N.Y. The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve them. Neither, for that matter, can the European Union – or even the United Nations. Into this morass the J. Luce Foundation journeys, to identify orphaned and migrant […]

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Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

New York, N.Y.  Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants […]

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33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

Washington, D.C. Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that 33 people are still missing days after the U.S. airstrike on the international medical charity’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan killed 22 others. Photo: Doctors Without Borders/MSF. The medical group, known by its French acronym MSF, said nine of the unaccounted for are patients and 24 staff members. […]

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Obama Apologizes to MSF Over Kunduz Bombing

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. bombing of the international medical charity’s hospital that killed 22 people last weekend in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières Photo: MSF. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama called the medical group’s president, Joanne Liu, […]

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No NGO Help Left after U.S. Bombs Hospital – Killing Doctors, Patients

New York, N.Y. There are currently no humanitarian agencies left in Kunduz, the north-eastern Afghan city where an air strike hit the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, causing the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians, the United Nations said today.   Internally displaced persons in Kunduz, Afghanistan, waiting for assistance from […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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