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Iowa clears backlog of renters waiting on aid to avoid eviction; reviewing 2,500 more completed applications

The Hawk Eye 06 Aug 2021
Eight months after Congress first approved emergency pandemic assistance for people in danger of losing their homes, the Iowa Finance Authority has cleared a backlog of applications from Iowa renters and landlords seeking the aid, director Debi Durham told agency's board of directors Thursday ... Congress allocated $195M to Iowa for rent aid last year.
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Pag-IBIG’s Pandemic Response Wins Gold at 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

Journal Online 05 Aug 2021
The agency’s response to the health crisis in 2020 aided nearly 4.8 million members with home loans and cash loans by automatically providing them with grace periods totaling 6 months in accordance with the Bayanihan I and II Acts. The agency also aided 320,406 borrowers through ...
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Yellen says new U.S. eviction moratorium buys time to speed rental aid funds

Reuters 05 Aug 2021
Yellen told reporters after touring a social services agency in Atlanta that part of the problem is that the housing aid is being channeled through state and local governments that had little experience in administering such programs.
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US warns Ethiopia of 'dehumanizing rhetoric' on Tigray

Waco Tribune-Herald 05 Aug 2021
More than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region could face the most extreme and life-threatening form of malnutrition in the next year, the United Nations children’s agency warned July 30, as humanitarian aid remains blocked from the region of some 6 million people.
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Pag-IBIG wins gold at Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

Manila Standard Today 05 Aug 2021
The agency also aided 320,406 borrowers through its own 3-month moratorium on loan payments, offered a day after an Enhanced Community Quarantine was initially implemented in the country ... The agency deployed programs to aid in the recovery of the Philippine economy through a stimulus in the housing industry.
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At river where Tigrayan bodies floated, fears of 'many more'

Journal Review 05 Aug 2021
refugee agency in Sudan said on Thursday ... Like other international aid organizations, the U.N. agency said it has no access on the Ethiopian side of the border region ... humanitarian agency on Wednesday tweeted a no foreign aid group active in western Tigray ... Sudan also could be a direct aid corridor to Tigray.
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At river where Tigrayan bodies floated, fears of ‘many more’

Wtop 05 Aug 2021
refugee agency in Sudan said on Thursday ... Like other international aid organizations, the U.N. agency said it has no access on the Ethiopian side of the border region ... humanitarian agency on Wednesday tweeted a map showing no foreign aid group active in western Tigray ... Sudan also could be a direct aid corridor to Tigray.
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Poverty increases in Mexico amid COVID-19 pandemic

San Francisco Chronicle 05 Aug 2021
“The COVID-19 health emergency has deepened the challenges for social development policy on all levels, mainly in income, health, education and food,” the agency said, adding that more government aid is needed for the poorest “given the drop in income due to the health emergency.”.
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Only 10% of humanitarian aid reaches Ethiopia's Tigray

Ghana Web 05 Aug 2021
Only 10% of humanitarian aid is currently reaching Tigray, where famine threatens hundreds of thousands of civilians, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, said Wednesday in Addis Ababa ... "For aid to reach all those in need in #Tigray, then ALL parties must cease hostilities," she tweeted Tuesday night.
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Is COVID-19 More a Political Than Medical Threat?

WhoWhatWhy 05 Aug 2021
As a pioneer in the global fight against AIDS, he knows that unless a cure is found for a deadly new disease, the only option is not to catch it ... When AIDS erupted, he canvassed Africa and Asia to counsel health ministries and voluntary agencies at GPA, the Global Program on AIDS ... COVID Threatens to Dwarf the AIDS Challenge.
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Agencies say Oregon’s faulty software is slowing rent assistance, putting renters at risk of eviction

The Spokesman-Review 05 Aug 2021
Another said bugs had prompted their agency to move back to paper applications ... State officials hoped the new system would streamline the application process by funneling tenants to a single application portal, rather than requiring them to seek aid through nonprofits and community agencies across the state.
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Pag-IBIG Fund cops gold award

The Manila Times 05 Aug 2021
The state-run agency said the gold Stevie Award it received under the Most Valuable ... The agency said it also aided 320,406 borrowers through its own three-month moratorium on loan payments, offered a day after the initial imposition of the enhanced community quarantine.
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Biden plans shift in arms policy

The New Arab 05 Aug 2021
The administration briefed a smaller group of congressional aides about two weeks ago, outlining a State Department desire for a "more robust" review of weapons sales with more input from the department's human rights bureau, an administration source and a congressional aide who participated said.
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U.S. pledges US$4.5 million to help Vietnam fight Covid-19

The Saigon Times 05 Aug 2021
HCMC - The United States has agreed to provide Vietnam with an aid package worth US$4.5 million to intensify ... Agency for International Development (USAID) pledged the relief aid at a recent meeting with Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, the Ministry of Health said on August 4.
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EXCLUSIVE-Biden plans shift in arms policy to add weight to human rights concerns

Reuters 05 Aug 2021
The administration briefed a smaller group of congressional aides about two weeks ago, outlining a State Department desire for a "more robust" review of weapons sales with more input from the department's human rights bureau, an administration source and a congressional aide who participated said.

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