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The high price of relief rice

KIDAPAWAN (UCAN): There may be a drought in Mindanao, but that hardly justifies the high price that a group of farmers had to pay for their relief rice—three lives, 116 injuries and around 89 disappearances.

On April 1, as around 6,000 farmers blocked the main highway between Cotabato and Davao in Kidapawan City demanding that the local government release aid allocated by the national government in Manila, the police opened fire and began rounding up the farmers and locking them up.

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Relief agencies told to finish up winter aid work in Nepal

Kathmandu (UCAN): The government of Nepal told international relief agencies to finish up their winter relief aid work by January 10, saying that support to affected areas had not met expectations.

Nepal was devastated by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked the country on 25 April 2015.

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