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Religion
To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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Health

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Religion, Education
We train church planters around the world.

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Dominican Republic
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Education, Children/Youth
We provide high-quality educational programs to at-risk youth in the Dominican Republic.
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Environment
The Dominican Republic faces substantial threats from pollution.1 One town in particular—Haina—was listed as number 2 of the top 10 most polluted places in 2006.2 Located near a closed down automobile battery recycling plant, the town has the highest level of lead contamination in the world and its population reveals symptoms of lead poisoning.3 Moreover, factories and industrial centers emit a total of 15,819 tons of pollutants every year.4 The USAID has assisted the Dominican Republic with conducting climate change vulnerability assessments periodically.5 These assessments will help the government draft climate change policies more effectively.6

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1 http://www.worstpolluted.org/projects_reports/display/50
2-3 Ibid
4http://www.ipsnews.net/2007/02/dominican-republic-thick-smog-on-the-caribbean-coast/
5 Ibid
6http://www.usaid.gov/documents/1862/dominican-republic-climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-report
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Dominican Republic News

Express.co.uk 
Relaxing in a shallow natural pool in the middle of the Caribbean Sea – just off the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic – the hustle and bustle of my London life seemed a million miles away. The sun was beating down and shoals of colourful fish ... See more..
CBC.ca 
Sunwing is switching destinations next winter from the Charlottetown airport. See more..
FIBA 
SANTO DOMINGO (FIBA AmeriCup 2017) - Melvyn López, Head Coach of the Dominican Republic's National Team found in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 a great opportunity to formalize the generational change for the Dominican team. "This tournament will be ... See more..
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Roanoke Times (blog) 
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine this week opened a pediatric clinic in the Dominican Republic as part of its growing partnership with the Punta ... See more..
Reliefweb 
In the Dominican Republic, one province has been placed on red alert, nine provinces on yellow alert and eight provinces on green alert over flash flooding, rise in river levels and landslides. 77 communities are without communications. A total of 17 ... See more..
Latina 
On Wednesday, the "Hotline Bling" star took to Instagram to share a picture of himself vacationing at Casa de Campos resort in Dominican Republic. The singer rocked red swim trunks while showing off his toned-abs in front of a breathtaking beach-side view. See more..
Rap-Up.com 
After wrapping his European tour, the 6 God escaped to the $7.85 million oceanfront villa at Casa de Campo, which bills itself as a “unique tropical playground” with various amenities and facilities, including a golf course. Drizzy stayed at the $10 ... See more..
WWD 
The facility will provide professional health services to the population of more than 15000 children living in and around Veron Punta Cana. See more..
Business News Americas (subscription) 
BNamericas is the business intelligence tool for Latin America with data, news, analysis and events to identify job opportunities, projects, companies and ... See more..
Reuters 
Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Area

Total 48,670 sq km
Land 48,320 sq km
Water 350 sq km

Climate

tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
Natural Resources

nickel, bauxite, gold, silver ;
Natural Hazards

lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

water shortages; soil eroding into the sea damages coral reefs; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Dominican
Population
10,219,630 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, but in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in telecommunications, tourism, and free trade zones. The economy is highly dependent upon the US, the destination for more than half of exports. Remittances from the US amount to about one-tenth of GDP, equivalent to almost half of exports and three-quarters of tourism receipts. The country suffers from marked income inequality; the poorest half of the population receives less than one-fifth of GDP, while the richest ...See More 10% enjoys nearly 40% of GDP. High unemployment and underemployment remains an important long-term challenge. The Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) came into force in March 2007, boosting investment and exports and reducing losses to the Asian garment industry. The growth of the Dominican Republic's economy rebounded from the global recession in 2010-12 and remains one of the fastest growing in the region although its fiscal situation is weak; the fiscal deficit climbed from 2.6% in 2011 to approximately 8% in 2012. A tax reform package passed in November 2012 aims to narrow this deficit. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$100.4 billion (2012 est.); $96.61 billion (2011 est.); $92.47 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs
Industries

tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco