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Aid for trade: perspectives on progress and the way forward

Nobel prize-winning economist, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, has called for enshrining of a “Right to Trade” in the global trading regime as a new initiative to help trade performance of the world’

UN calls for more aid at world’s biggest refugee camp

The United Nations humanitarian chief earlier this week toured the world's largest refugee camp, telling residents of Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya that the international community must do more to hel

Global recovery must start with the poor

Unjustified cuts in aid to the poor during a financial crisis could violate human rights standards, and economic recovery must start with the most vulnerable, according to a United Nations human right

AA and American Eagle customers, employees unite to provide aid to...

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines and American Eagle customers and employees have generously donated more than $1.64 million to aid those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that str

10,000 children stronger from Relief Riders International humanitarian aid efforts

GREAT BARRINGTON, Massachusetts - Humanitarian efforts in the past six years supporting Rajasthani desert villagers through Relief Riders International (RRI) revealed that 63 percent - 10,200 - of 16,

EU airline industry needs reform, not aid

Europe's ash-stricken aviation industry has quickly fronted up to the European Commission in hope of compensation. But there is no good reason for the sector to get special treatment.

Fed considers helping airlines with air traffic upgrades

The Obama administration is weighing help for U.S. airlines to meet the costs of modernizing the air traffic control system, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

Kenya Airways partners with Red Cross for Haiti

The Kenyan flag carrier, Kenya Airways, has responded to the tragic events in Haiti and is now encouraging passengers on their flights to donate small or big change in little purpose printed envelopes

The long road to Haiti

It has been five days since the devastating quake hit Haiti, and aid is barely beginning to trickle into the stricken country.

Travel and tourism industry rallies to bring aid to Haiti

All segments of the travel and tourism industry are working to help the victims of the horrific earthquake in Haiti. Here are some examples of who is helping and what you can do.

Inspector general of police comes to the aid of Air Uganda

In view of apparently dropping passenger numbers, which aviation observers connect and attribute to the recent threats made against Air Uganda, the Ugandan Inspector General of Police made a public st

Uganda Tourism Association aids Teso famine victims

Kampala — The Uganda Tourism Association has donated food worth Shs7 million to people in the hunger-stricken region of Teso.The food was donated through the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS).

Indian government to bail out Air India

NEW DELHI - The Indian government said Wednesday it will help state-owned carrier Air India tide itself over after the airline posted a loss of about $1 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31 and r

Transportation secretary hints at aid for airlines

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday he thinks the Obama administration will seek financial aid for airlines to pay for equipment onboard planes that will be needed to move

Shanghai Airlines seeks capital injection

SHANGHAI — Shanghai Airlines said Thursday it is in talks for an emergency government capital injection, the latest carrier to seek aid as China's air industry struggles through the economic crisis.

Japan’s Airline Association asks government for aid

Japan Airlines Corp., the country’s biggest carrier, All Nippon Airways Co.

Air China shares surge on government aid, upgrade

Air China Ltd., the nation's largest overseas carrier, rose the most in more than a month, after China's government offered airlines assistance and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded the stock.

1 million drought victims in Syria prompt $20 million UN appeal

The United Nations last week launched an appeal for $20 million to help up to 1 millions Syrians, predominantly herders and subsistence farmers, hit by the country’s worst drought in four decades.

Royal Navy heads for Turks and Caicos Islands with aid

Royal Navy ships were heading to the Turks and Caicos Islands with emergency aid last night after the British territory was savaged by the 135 mph Hurricane Ike, adding to a huge humanitarian crisis u

Jetstar Asia aids China earthquake survivors

Jetstar Asia has embarked on a donation drive on selected flights to provide aid to survivors of the horrific earthquake that rocked Sichuan province in China on May 12, 2008. Jetstar Asia is the first and only airline in Singapore to organize an in-flight donation drive for the earthquake survivors.