World Food Prices, Costa Rica Quake, US Aid Syria Refugees

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 4:49pm

Around The World( FOX44)  World Food prices- UN food agencies say world leaders must take swift action to ensure rising food prices don't mean catastrophe for tens of millions of people.
a new report says global food prices rose ten percent in July from a month ago.
Droughts and high temperatures in the US and Eastern Europe have sent some crop prices to all time peaks.
However some say swift international action could prevent a renewed food crisis.

Costa Rica quake- A major earthquake hit Costa Rica today.
The shaking sent people running for the safety of the streets in the Costa Rican capital.
The seven point six magnitude quake shook traffic lights and telephone poles and collapsed some houses near the epicenter which was about 87 miles from the capital.
A tsunami warning for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua was canceled, as was an earlier warning that reached as far away as Mexico and Peru.

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US aid Syria refugees- The US is giving 21 million dollars to global charities to help Syrian refugees.
Rajiv Shah, the head of USAID, visited a refugee camp in Jordan today where there are more than 27 thousand people who fled from Syria.
Shah said the US is concerned about the plight of the refugees and will continue to call for the Assad regime to end and offer aid.
The UN estimates that more than 235 thousand people have fled Syria since the conflict began 17 months ago.

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