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FAO: Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers risk ‘double tragedy’

The United States is contending with too many global humanitarian crises at once, including the aftermath of the Philippines' devastating typhoon (in photo), to comprehensively fund relief efforts, the State Department told Congress Thursday, urging other nations to step up. AP FILE PHOTO

Farmers hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan face a “double tragedy” without urgent aid to clear land and irrigation channels and plant their crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysian farmers praying for quick end to Sabah standoff

In this photo taken on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, a policeman closes a gate of their base at a village of Sahabat 16, near Lahad Datu, Sabab, Malaysia.  AP FILE PHOTO

Farmers and oil palm smallholders are praying for a quick end to the standoff that is entering its second week between Malaysian security forces and an armed group from Sulu.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »