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VIDEO: At Least 32 Dead in Second Japan Earthquake

Tokyo, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese rescuers were digging through the rubble of buildings and mud on Saturday to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 32 people and injuring about a thousand. Tweet

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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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Three Months After Nepal Quake, Children Still At Risk – UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  Three months after Nepal’s April 25 devastating earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations’s Children Fund (UNICEF). Three children play with a rusted wheelbarrow in the town of Singati, […]

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In Nepal, U.N. Rushes to Replace Quake-Damaged Health Facilities Ahead of Monsoon

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations health agency is racing critical medical supplies to fourteen of Nepal’s most earthquake-affected districts in an effort to restore health services before the onset of monsoon season. Following the second earthquake on 12 May 2015, many patients in hospitals and clinics in Nepal had to leave the building where […]

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U.N. Races to Deliver Aid as Powerful New Quake Hits Nepal

New York, N.Y.  A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal today killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand people and devastated much of the country’s infrastructure. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony. The epicentre of the quake was […]

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Young Humanitarian Helping Nepali Girls Survives Earthquake

Irvine, CA.  Sara Safari is a young woman who, inspired by the plight of lower caste girls in Nepal, decided to go beyond her limit and climb the world’s highest mountain to raise funds and awareness for these girls who are victims of human trafficking. Safari moved to the United States with her family when […]

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Nepal: Quake’s Impact on Food Security ‘Very High’

New York, N.Y.  Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A woman feeds her infant, who was injured during the massive 25 April earthquake, at Tribhuvan […]

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U.N. Allocates $15 Million in Emergency Funds for Nepal

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance […]

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