Monthly Archives: April 2011

G20 Summit in Berlin

18 Apr, 2011 - By

Stella Thomas, Managing Director, Participates in G20 Summit in Berlin to discuss Poverty Reduction, Economic Solutions, and Access to Capital.

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Freshwater Conflict

18 Apr, 2011 - By

A weary girl carries water for her family in a refugee camp outside Nyala, North Darfur, Sudan, during the summer of 2005. Some 2.7 million people were displaced by the conflict in Darfur, which appeared to be easing toward a close in early 2010. Refugee camps lack basic infrastructure, and residents must spend much of […]

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“Alarming” Amazon Drought—River Hits New Low

18 Apr, 2011 - By

  The Negro River, a major tributary of the Amazon River, dropped to a depth of about 46 feet (14 meters)—the lowest point since record-keeping began in 1902. About 60,000 people in the Amazon have gone hungry as falling river levels paralyzed transport and fishing. Millions of dead fish have also contaminated rivers, leading to […]

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