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YouthCompass seeks to address the unique needs of mobile international high school and middle school students by providing caring adult role models who assist them in navigating life.

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Prepare International is a world mission group dedicated to seeing the Kingdom of God come more fully in our generation and the generations to come. We exist to help others SEE the Kingdom, ENTER the Kingdom and EXPRESS the Kingdom in every arena of life.

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Evangelical Christian missions organization focused on evangelism, church planting, pastor training, and discipleship around the world.

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.
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Being one of the most densely populated countries in Europe, Belgium's environment faces pressures from overpopulation, degradation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and air and water pollution.1 Belgium has recently undertaken efforts to address environmental concerns through a variety of legislative initiatives.2 Each region has various agencies dedicated to areas of environmental concern, such as the Brussels institute for Environmental Management, the Wallonian Agency for Air and Climate, the Wallonia Waste Disposal Office, the Department of Environment, Nature and Energy (Flanders), and so on.3 Despite the involvement of these various agencies, population density and industrial concentration continue to pose threats to Belgiumâ's environment.4

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Belgium-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 http://www.eubusiness.com/europe/belgium/environmental-rules
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4http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/111111111/127/1/publication_scr_belgium_final.pdf
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Belgium News

CBC.ca 
Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. French President François Hollande compared the incident ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Roberto Martinez has revealed the opportunity to manage the Belgium national team was the only offer which made him smile following his sacking by Everton. After a decade in Britain managing Swansea, Wigan and the Toffees, Martinez said he was keen ... See more..
IHS Jane's 360 
Belgium has confirmed that European Union open procurement rules will be suspended in relation to its acquisition of a new fighter aircraft and that it will seek offset benefits in order to defend what it views as the country's essential security ... See more..
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9news.com.au 
Belgium fell silent Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Islamic State suicide attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people, on a day of emotional ceremonies designed to show that the heart of Europe is still beating. A sombre King Philippe and ... See more..
WGAL Lancaster 
Foreign media outlets are reporting that Belgium police stopped a driver from hitting a crowd of people in a busy shopping area. See more..
The Sun 
POLICE in Antwerp have arrested a brainwashed extremist who tried to run people over with a car a- day after the deadly attack in London. Cops in the Belgian capital reportedly foiled the plot and detained a terrorist of North-African descent. The man ... See more..
POLITICO.eu 
Events in London diverted attention from Belgium's attempts to improve its image in the year since its terror attacks. See more..
San Antonio Express-News (subscription) 
What is different about Lecomte (pronounced Luh-CONN-tee) is that he grew up in Belgium, where soccer is the favorite sport. He wasn't exactly on the recruiting trail for Division I basketball coaches, and nobody else in his family played basketball ... See more..
Mirror.co.uk 
A suspected terrorist has been arrested in Belgium after he allegedly tried to drive a car into shoppers on a pedestrianised street - less than 24 hours after the ... See more..
Finance Magnates 
Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has issued a warning against the unauthorized activities of multiple boiler and recovery rooms, as well as a cloned firm, that are unlawfully targeting Belgian investors, as per an official ... See more..
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Geography

Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between France and the Netherlands
Area

Total 30,528 sq km
Land 30,278 sq km
Water 250 sq km

Climate

temperate; mild winters, cool summers; rainy, humid, cloudy ;
Natural Resources

construction materials, silica sand, carbonates ;
Natural Hazards

flooding is a threat along rivers and in areas of reclaimed coastal land, protected from the sea by concrete dikes
Current Environmental Issues

the environment is exposed to intense pressures from human activities: urbanization, dense transportation network, industry, extensive animal breeding and crop cultivation; air and water pollution also have repercussions for neighboring countries; uncertainties regarding federal and regional responsibilities (now resolved) had slowed progress in tackling environmental challenges ;

Demographics

Nationality
Belgian
Population
10,444,268 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

This modern, open, and private-enterprise-based economy has capitalized on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and diversified industrial and commercial base. Industry is concentrated mainly in the more heavily-populated region of Flanders in the north. With few natural resources, Belgium imports substantial quantities of raw materials and exports a large volume of manufactures, making its economy vulnerable to volatility in world markets. Roughly three-quarters of Belgium's trade is with other EU countries, and Belgium has benefited most from its proximity to Germany. In 2011 Belgian GDP grew by 1.8%, the unemployment rate decreased slightly to 7.2% from 8.3% ...See More the previous year, and the government reduced the budget deficit from a peak of 6% of GDP in 2009 to 4.2% in 2011 and 3.3% in 2012. Fourth quarter GDP growth in 2012 was at -0.1%, the third consecutive quarter of negative growth. This brought economic growth for the whole of 2012 to negative 0.2%. It also left Belgium on the brink of a possible recession at the end of 2012. However, at year's end, the government appeared close to meeting its 2012 budget deficit goal of 3% of GDP. Despite the relative improvement in Belgium's budget deficit, public debt hovers around 100% of GDP, a factor that has contributed to investor perceptions that the country is increasingly vulnerable to spillover from the euro-zone crisis. Belgian banks were severely affected by the international financial crisis in 2008 with three major banks receiving capital injections from the government, and the nationalization of the Belgian retail arm of a Franco-Belgian bank. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$427.2 billion (2012 est.); $428.1 billion (2011 est.); $420.6 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 21.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugar beets, fresh vegetables, fruits, grain, tobacco; beef, veal, pork, milk
Industries

engineering and metal products, motor vehicle assembly, transportation equipment, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, petroleum