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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Should the West assist Syrian opposition?

December 13th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Turkey has temporarily closed crossings to and from Syria along its border due to fighting between opposition groups inside Syria, the Turkish Commerce and Customs Ministry said Wednesday.

Read: Turkey shuts border to Syria

As well as this, aid consisting of wood, medical items, non-military equipment like generators and communication equipment is no longer being sent by the U.S. and the U.K. to Syria.

Becky talks to George Jabboure Netto, a member of the Syrian National Council, and Syrian filmmaker Halla Diyab about the U.S. and U.K.'s suspension of non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces.

Charity offers 'storm shelter in a box'

November 13th, 2013
02:00 PM ET

Max Foster speaks to a representative from U.K. organisation 'ShelterBox' about what goes into their "storm shelter in a box."

Read: Aid coordination during crisis a concern

He shows us what goes inside the ShelterBoxes and how they decide what objects are put inside the boxes that give people help and hope when they need it most.

 

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Aid coordination during crisis a concern

November 13th, 2013
01:21 PM ET

Tons of food from around the world have arrived in the Philippines, but the hundreds of thousands homeless and hungry after Typhoon Haiyan decimated part of the country have yet to get a bite of it.

Endless landscapes of devastation were still blocking roads leading to the hardest hit areas Wednesday.

The World Food Programme has delivered at least 2,700 tons of rice to the country, but the logistical nightmare of traveling to the many islands ripped to pieces by one of the strongest storms in recorded history has it arriving in drips and drabs.

Max Foster speaks with a spokeswoman from the Center for Global Development about coordinating humanitarian aid.

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