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PNS Daily Newscast - November 21, 2017 


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Public News Service - CA: International Relief

As talks to bring a lasting truce between Israel and Hamas progress, humanitarian efforts in war-torn Gaza are moving into a new phase as well. The West Coast-based relief agency Mercy Corps has been in the region working with other humanitarian groups to provide nearly 100,000 Gazans with such basi

The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East escalated over the weekend, when Israel launched a ground invasion against Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. The fighting is delaying aid groups from delivering much needed food and supplies to the region's 1.5 million residents. Joy Portella,

Tensions between Russia and its former Soviet Republic of Georgia may have been building for years, but when Russian forces attacked last week, it was a shock to many of the Georgian people. The fighting already has prompted as many as 50,000 to evacuate. Today, a West Coast humanitarian group is r

San Francisco, CA - The humanitarian aid group Mercy Corps has received a major grant to help drive an innovative humanitarian strategy – microfinance institutions, which make small loans to keep families and small businesses afloat. Mercy Corps will use the new grant in Indonesia to train suc

A West Coast humanitarian group continues to deliver lifesaving supplies to earthquake survivors in southwestern China, even as aftershocks continued through the weekend. Emergency response workers from Mercy Corps have been in the Szechuan province since last week. Roger Burks, with the group, s

CA - Californians are being asked to donate to help the survivors of last week's devastating cyclone in Myanmar, who are without shelter or drinking water, and are at risk of disease. As the death toll nears a staggering 100,000, international relief efforts are picking up. Mercy Corps' Caitlin Car

It's true, money CAN buy happiness. The catch? You're happier when you spend that money on someone else. Researchers at the University of British Columbia conducted a series of studies to measure how people felt after being generous. Co-author Lara Aknin reports on their findings. "Interestingly e

Californians will remember the devastating tsunamis in the Indian Ocean three years ago today that killed more than 220,000 people in eleven countries. Three years later, reconstruction has ended and the region is transitioning into a new phase, with the goal of economic stability. Caitlin Carlson

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