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Guatemalans Still Starving

You may recall that we reported in January on a WFP flash appeal for funds to rescue drought-ravaged Guatemala from a deepening food crisis. Unfortunately, the UN announced today that it has received less that 10 percent of its $34 million request.

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What About Health Care Everywhere Else?

The U.S. Congress passed a historic health care bill last night, hopefully ending the plight of the uninsured in the United States.  That number now includes over 30 million people but, over the next couple of years, should shrink to zero.  What about health care everywhere else? 

The news is both bad and good, as presented in this comprehensive 2008 World Health Organization report (PDF).