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Public News Service - MA: International Relief

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. - An interreligous foundation called the Pastors for Peace is sending a "Peace Caravan to Cuba" to bring humanitarian supplies to the needy there – regardless of the U.S. embargo. Before heading to Cuba, members of the organization make stops Tuesday night in Jamaica Plain

Cambridge, MA - Pakistan's military offensive against the Taliban rages on, and the number of displaced civilians continues to rise. It is estimated that more than 500,000 people have fled from their homes since fighting began last week, with an additional 500,000 or more displaced since last August

Cambridge, MA – A gift for the person who has everything that benefits the person who has nothing. A humanitarian aid group in Cambridge is promoting "gift kits" to help people around the world caught up in natural disasters, war and food shortages. Mercy Corps Communications Officer Caitlin

Cambridge, MA – This week, the economy isn't the only emergency in the world. An international aid organization based in Cambridge is rushing supplies, food and water to two hot spots: Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Two earthquakes in Pakistan have destroyed thousands of

Cambridge, MA - As the crisis continues in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, one aid group with Massachusetts connections is already providing relief. Mercy Corps had been preparing to launch a program aimed at increasing interaction between ethnic Ossetian and Georgian youth, when the conflict

Mianyang, China - Two weeks after a devastating earthquake hit central China, a local aid group is planning for the initial phases of the long-term rebuilding effort. Mercy Corps says the focus is still on such short-term needs as food and clean water, but those shipments are also being accompanied

Cambridge, MA - Relief organizations say a "perfect storm" of factors has caused food prices to skyrocket worldwide. They say droughts, bans on exports, and higher fuel prices are just some of what's caused riots and starvation in places like Haiti. The UN says the poorest countries can expect price

Boston, MA – A Boston woman has seen the situation in Western Kenya firsthand, and says it is dire. Michaela Ledesma, who works at the Mercy Corps offices in Cambridge, has just returned from the East African nation. In late December, Kenya's incumbent president was reelected in a controversia

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