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Displaced top 2 million as winter hits northern Iraq

The number of people displaced by conflict in Iraq has grown to 2.1 million, aid organisations warned Sunday as snow began falling on the Kurdish north hosting nearly half of them...The Action Against Hunger (ACF) aid organisation said displaced people often live in precarious conditions in open spaces, camps and unfinished buildings. "If the winterisation response is not scaled up immediately, we will see both short and long term impacts on the IDP population," the group said in a statement. [distributed by AFP]

'I'm so excited to hang out with one of my Beliebers': Pop prince Justin auctions off the chance to meet him as fundraiser for the Typhoon-hit Philippines

"After months of being dogged by controversy, Justin Bieber is doing his bit for charity - and raising funds for the Philippines by giving fans a chance to 'hang out' in the studio and watch him record new music. The 19-year-old pop prince announced the charity effort for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan by saying: 'Everyone knows I've got the best fans in the world. 'So the moment I heard about the tragedy a few weeks back, I knew I could count on you guys to make a difference.' 

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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