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$350 Million Pledged for Refugees in Uganda

A Solidarity Summit for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: More Must Be Done To Fight Poverty - Ban Ki-moon today underscored the vital role played by the group of current and former political leaders, businesspeople and thinkers he set up last month to spur action on the Millennium Development Goals.
SOP newswire3UN Allocates $41 Million To Boost Aid Operations In Nine Under-funded Crises - The UN allocated some $41 million in emergency funding to boost humanitarian operations in nine countries where people are suffering the effects of hunger, malnutrition, disease, and conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Dialogue In The Maldives - Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern at rising political tensions in the Maldives.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Deadly Mosque Bombing In Iran - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today`s suicide bombings at a mosque in Iran which have reportedly killed dozens of people and injured many more.
SOP newswire3UN Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day - The United Nations is marking Nelson Mandela International Day for the first time this year i
SOP newswire2It`s Never Lonely in Animal Planet - Claire`s parents began coming to India as tourists in the early 1990s. At the time she was only four or five years old.
SOP newswire3UN: Haitian Farmers Need More Support - Funding shortfalls for farmers is hampering efforts to boost food production six months after the disaster, a United Nations agency cautioned today.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Plans Visit to South Korea - Gates leaves this weekend for a visit that will include high-level talks with South Korean officials and a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.
SOP newswire2Asian Women Leading the Way in Britain - Britain`s general election has been tortuous and confusing - but it yielded at least some clear winners as British Asian women were for the first time elected members of parliament.
SOP newswire2Women At Their Peak in Nepal - As the television cameras jostled to catch the best view of her and reporters thrust their microphones before her, Oh Eun-sun smiled serenely.
SOP newswire2Indian Culinary Queens Rule Expats' Kitchens In Canada - Toronto (Women`s Feature Service) - Hasumati Paanwala had just lost her husband and barely had enough money to feed her children back in Baroda, Gujarat.
SOP newswire2A UP Village Pitches For Change - Shahpur Jot, Baraich (Women`s Feature Service) - It could be any one of the thousands of sleepy villages that dot the rough rural outback of Uttar Pradesh, India`s largest state.
SOP newswire3NATO Secretary General Meets With UK Prime Minister Cameron - The Secretary General met with UK Prime Minister Cameron, as well as with Deputy Prime Minister Clegg, Foreign Secretary Hague and Defence Secretary Fox.
SOP newswire3UN: West Africa At Crossroads - Root causes of conflicts in West Africa, including ethnic tensions and governance challenges, could overturn gains made in consolidating peace, leaving the region at a crossroads.
SOP newswire3UN: Lack Of Progress By Israel And Lebanon On Key Obligations - While Israel and Lebanon have enjoyed the longest period of stability in their recent history, not enough progress has been made on key obligations under the Security Council resolution.
SOP newswire3UN: Violence In Congo Displaces Thousands - Clashes between the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo and remnants of a Ugandan insurgency forced an estimated 20,000 people to flee their villages.
SOP newswire3ICC Charges Sudanese President With Genocide - The International Criminal Court issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Stresses Importance Of Census Data In Improving Lives - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked this year's World Population Day by stressing the importance of gathering information to bolster good governance, transparency and accountability.
SOP newswire3UN: Conflict In Darfur Claims 221 Lives In June - The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur reported that 221 people lost their lives in the war-torn Sudanese region due to armed conflict.
SOP newswire2Faith Sustained them Through Decades of Soviet Persecution - Karl Marx stated that "the first requisite of the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion
SOP newswire3Security Council Condemns Sinking Of South Korean Ship - The Security Council condemned the sinking of a Republic of Korea naval vessel.
SOP newswire3Haiti Boosts Its Food Security With UN Help - Six months after being devastated by a massive earthquake, Haiti is on the road towards enhancing its food security, with assistance from the United Nations.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban And Israeli Leader Discuss Middle East Peace - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
SOP newswire3Bin Laden Aide Pleads Guilty in Military Commission - A Sudanese man pleaded guilty in a military commission to conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaida in the five years leading up to the Sept. 11, attacks against the US.
SOP newswire3UN: Accountability Key To Protecting Civilians In Conflict - The targeting of civilians, sexual violence and the denial of humanitarian access remain widespread in armed conflict, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today.
SOP newswire3UN Appeals For Calm In Kosovo - The top United Nations envoy to Kosovo today urged all sides to pursue dialogue in the wake of recent tragic " violence.
SOP newswire3Coalition Makes Progress, Regains Momentum, General Says - Coalition forces are making steady progress in Afghanistan, and the coalition and government are regaining the momentum from the Taliban.
SOP newswire3UN Takes Action To Protect Haiti`s Cultural Heritage - UN is meeting in Paris to decide what steps to take to protect Haiti`s cultural heritage, much of which was seriously damaged by January`s devastating earthquake.
SOP newswire3Queen Elizabeth II Praises United Nations Leadership - Queen Elizabeth II lauded the UN for its many achievements, while exhorting it to continue playing its lead role in the cause of peace and prosperity for all.
SOP newswire2Kashmir Panthers Urge Prime Minister to Impose Governor Rule - An Emergency Meeting of Kashmir Council of JKNPP was held under the Chairmanship of Syed Rafiq Shah
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