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Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Refuge in the wake of deportation for Honduran children

Aug 28, 2014

28 August, 2014 - Thousands of child would-be migrants are ending up back in Honduras and El Salvador after failed attempts to get to the US. Only to find their futures in their homelands are even less certain than the perilous journey north.

Accounting for spending in Haiti

Accounting for spending in Haiti

Aug 20, 2014

20 August, 2014 - Who did what with funds raised after the Haiti earthquake? ACT members in Haiti celebrate success as Washington passes a bill requiring NGOs to carry out strict reporting of their activities in Haiti.

United States of America: global relief begins at home

United States of America: global relief begins at home

Mar 08, 2010

People in America take time to work for the good of their global neighbours.

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About United States of America
  • Population: 314.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Washington DC
  • Largest city: New York City
  • Area: 9.8 million sq km (3.8 million sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Computers and electrical machinery, vehicles, chemical products, food and live animals, military equipment and aircraft
  • GNI per capita: US $47,580 (World Bank, 2008)