Monthly Archives: July 2014

Refugee agency needs funding now

el.jpgThe United States is facing a humanitarian crisis as more and more immigrant children find their way across the border. It is a tragedy, no matter what your beliefs on the larger issue of immigration reform.

But alongside this crisis is another tragedy waiting in the wings. Because there isn’t enough funding to cover both the unaccompanied minors as well as traditional refugee services, the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is about to experience a grave budget shortfall.

Starting this month, ORR plans to reprogram $94 million away from refugee services to meet the needs of the newly arriving children.

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As Mountain Gorillas Bounce Back, Rwanda Names Gorilla Newborns

Rwanda holds naming ceremony for baby gorillas born over the past year.

Jon Rosen in Kigali, Rwanda

for National Geographic

Published July 2, 2014

dr_kinani.jpgJean-Felix Kinani was far from center stage Tuesday when Rwanda held its tenth annual Kwita Izina, the national naming ceremony for baby mountain gorillas born during the past 12 months. Yet the 18 baby gorillas named at the event owe much to his team of veterinarians.

Kinani, 42, is the head Rwanda veterinarian with Gorilla Doctors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the health of the world's 880 remaining mountain gorillas—the iconic animals found in Rwanda, Uganda, and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the only great apes on Earth whose numbers are increasing.


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cenco.pngPour un processus électoral apaisé et porteur d’un avenir meilleur

Message de la 51ème Assemblée Plénière des Evêques membres de la Conférence Episcopale Nationale du Congo (CENCO)

1. A l’ occasion du 54ème anniversaire de l’indépendance de notre pays la RD Congo, Nous, Cardinal, Archevêques et Evêques, membres de la Conférence Episcopale Nationale du Congo (CENCO), réunis en session ordinaire de l’Assemblée plénière du 23 au 27 juin 2014 à Kinshasa, adressons un message de paix et d’espérance au Peuple congolais.

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