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GEORGIA / RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Despite recent conflict in Georgia, the country is pushing ahead with its plans to expand food production. The agricultural sector remains well below its potential, but the World Bank is helping Georgia’s government finance lines of credit so farmers and agricultural producers can grow their businesses. WORLD BANK

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SUDAN / FOOD SECURITY

The lack of rainfall in Southern Sudan has left farmers a very small harvest in the region. An estimated half a million people in the south are currently short of food. Bangladeshi peacekeepers are providing the IDPs in one of Maridi’s villages the opportunity to cultivate their land and train them in planting and irrigation. [...]

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UN / STAFF SECURITY

UN officials pay tribute to the five UN staff killed on Wednesday after a deadly attack in Kabul. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for more “political, material and financial” support for UN staff security. UNTV

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IAEA / CANCER

As the world focused on talks to supply Iran with nuclear fuel at IAEA headquarters in Vienna last week, one floor down, a silent crisis was being discussed. Cancer – and the imminent pandemic that will hit the developing world. Within 20 years – 70 percent of cancer patients will be in low income countries. [...]

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