Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

World Jan 12, 2020

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. Haitians were on Sunday to commemorate the thousands ...

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

Asia Pacific Dec 12, 2019

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

China aims to double the amount of water it transfers from the flood-prone south to arid northern regions, officials said Thursday, as the government prepares to launch the second phase of its controversial cross-country water diversion program. The South-North Water Diversion Project was first proposed ...

Indonesia creates development agency to aid neighbors

Asia Pacific Oct 19, 2019

Indonesia creates development agency to aid neighbors

Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic relations, some of which have been strained by Jakarta's approach to the restive Papua region. Several Pacific nations have backed calls for investigations into allegations of violence by security forces in Indonesia's ...