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Old 06-16-2009, 03:31 AM
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One of the UN’s largest international relief efforts is under investigation after it emerged that thousands of sacks of food aid were being diverted from starving refugees and openly sold for profit.

The head of the UN’s $955 million (£580 million) aid operation in Somalia has launched an inquiry after being shown footage showing tonnes of food bearing the World Food Programme (WFP) logo widely on sale in Mogadishu, the capital.

Stacks of bags of maize and wheat and tins of cooking oil — marked “not for re-sale” and bearing the UN stamp — are on sale from ten warehouses and 15 shops in the city’s main market.

About 45,000 tonnes of WFP food are shipped to Somalia from Kenya every month. Mogadishu traders told Channel 4 News that they bought their supplies straight from UN staff. “We buy [food] aid from WFP staff directly or from people they employ,” one market trader said.

“They take us to the warehouses used by the WFP and let us load our lorries. The goods are freely available and you can buy as much as you like, but we usually buy no more than 500 to 1,000 sacks at a time. Just a tonne or half a tonne a day can be shifted more discreetly.

The food could hardly be more needed. More than a million people have been driven from their homes by fighting in the area, including 117,000 thought to have fled from Mogadishu in the past month.
I'm trying to figure out of this is Bush, Palin, or conservative talk-show fearmongering...
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Let's put these people in charge of human rights and international affairs!...

UN food stolen from the starving in Somalia fake camp fraud

I'm trying to figure out of this is Bush, Palin, or conservative talk-show fearmongering...
Maybe the latter.....

Just another unsettling mess up for the UN. I still say the US should get out. But I hear that the UN buliding in NY is going thru a renovation for 1.9 billion

This is true.............................................. ............................

NEW YORK | United Nations Headquarters Renovation News


UN Headquarters renovation project proceeding on schedule, report says

24 October 2008 – The five-year, $1.9 billion renovation designed to make the landmark United Nations Headquarters Complex in New York more modern, safe and sustainable is proceeding on schedule, according to an update on the status of the project released today.

All leases for swing space have been concluded, work is progressing well on the temporary North Lawn Conference Building, and the planning for the relocation of some 6,000 staff has been finalized, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in his latest report to the General Assembly on the project, known as the Capital Master Plan (CMP).

The required office swing space is being provided at three leased locations, two in Manhattan and one in Long Island City. The relocation of departments and offices to off-site office space is currently scheduled to begin in late 2008 and to continue to mid-2009.

The progress cited is in line with the accelerated strategy approved by the Assembly in December 2007, which is expected to result in the completion of the project by 2013 and with less disruption than the previous plan.

In addition, significant headway has been achieved in the design of the project, taking into account the changes resulting from the accelerated strategy and the value engineering exercise, as well as those related to blast protection.

The updated design also incorporates measures that will reduce energy consumption at Headquarters by 44 per cent, including an improved heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system.

At the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of temporary conference venue in May, Mr. Ban pledged to make the complex “a model of environmental stewardship” by reducing the UN’s electrical and water usage and by removing harmful materials that were used in the original construction.

Regarding the budget of the project, Mr. Ban states in his report that “the expenses already incurred as well as the rents that are firmly committed through the duration of the project totalled approximately $187.9 million as at July 2008.

“When the projected costs for the remainder of the project are added, the cost of the Capital Master Plan is closer to the amount budgeted than at the time of the preparation of the fifth progress report and is still on schedule.”


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