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Nicaragua, Ukraine
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Frontier Horizon’s is an official 501 C 3 non profit that works with orphan children in Ukraine and Nicaragua.

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We bring people together to help the oppressed.

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Cuba, Mexico, Ukraine, United States of America
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AFAC collects donated musical instruments, refurbishes them and places them in the hands of local underprevileged children and organizations that work with them. They also support Charity Events by offering live music & Event Planning. Serving Southern California & Central Florida.

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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.
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Environment
Ukraine's current environmental situation is dire.1 The nuclear reaction known as the Chernobyl accident of 1986 made Ukraine one of the most contaminated areas in the world, with radiation affecting over one-tenth of Ukraine's land area.2 Some 5.5 million people have been affected by the radiation, with over one million people exposed through the consumption of polluted food.3 In many parts of the country, the water supply is highly polluted by industrial chemicals.4 Air pollution is also a significant problem in Ukraine, and only 1.6% of Ukraine's land area is preserved for animal life.5

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1http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1661031_1661028_1661023,00.html
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Ukraine-ENVIRONMENT.html
5 Ibid
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Ukraine News

Globalnews.ca 
International monitors are back on patrol in eastern Ukraine, just days after an observer was killed by a suspected landmine. See more..
IIHF 
Ukraine may do slightly better this year but after starting with four losses the home team won't be able to improve from sixth place and will have to go back to the Division I Group B. This is certainly not what the hosts were hoping for on their home ... See more..
Washington Post 
MOSCOW — Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday three of its troops have been killed and four wounded in eastern Ukraine in an apparent flare-up of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists. The press office for the Ukrainian ... See more..
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Deutsche Welle 
Around 30 people were killed on site and several thousand more are feared to have died in the following years from radiation poisoning in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. A 2005 United Nations report estimated that 4,000 people could eventually die from ... See more..
Fox News 
MOSCOW – In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas after the Ukrainian government cut off power because of a ... See more..
DefenseNews.com 
The two governments plan to participate on the "modernization, but also construction of new helicopters from the design phase to their production," Kubiv, who also serves as Ukraine's minister of economic development and trade, told local business ... See more..
Reliefweb 
In March, the Government of Ukraine (GoU) enacted a ban on all trade with businesses or other entities in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) and blocked cargo from crossing the contact line after self-proclaimed authorities seized control of all ... See more..
Arizona Daily Star 
His vehicle was hit by an explosion, two others were injured. See more..
Buffalo News 
Ukraine has been engaged in a war to defend its borders for the past three years, leading to the deaths of more than 10,000 volunteers, soldiers and civilians and creating an estimated 2 million internal refugees. A benefit concert illustrating Ukraine ... See more..
Daily Mail 
The EBRD has been pumping as much as a billion euros a year into Ukraine since the annexation of Crimea by Russia, but become concerned enough to warn this month that some of the country's key reforms were in danger of unravelling. On Thursday ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east
Area

Total 603,550 sq km
Land 579,330 sq km
Water 24,220 sq km

Climate

temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south
Natural Resources

iron ore, coal, manganese, natural gas, oil, salt, sulfur, graphite, titanium, magnesium, kaolin, nickel, mercury, timber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; air and water pollution; deforestation; radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant

Demographics

Nationality
Ukrainian
Population
44,573,205 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

After Russia, the Ukrainian republic was the most important economic component of the former Soviet Union, producing about four times the output of the next-ranking republic. Its fertile black soil generated more than one-fourth of Soviet agricultural output, and its farms provided substantial quantities of meat, milk, grain, and vegetables to other republics. Likewise, its diversified heavy industry supplied the unique equipment (for example, large diameter pipes) and raw materials to industrial and mining sites (vertical drilling apparatus) in other regions of the former USSR. Shortly after independence in August 1991, the Ukrainian Government liberalized most prices and erected a ...See More legal framework for privatization, but widespread resistance to reform within the government and the legislature soon stalled reform efforts and led to some backtracking. Output by 1999 had fallen to less than 40% of the 1991 level. Ukraine's dependence on Russia for energy supplies and the lack of significant structural reform have made the Ukrainian economy vulnerable to external shocks. Ukraine depends on imports to meet about three-fourths of its annual oil and natural gas requirements and 100% of its nuclear fuel needs. After a two-week dispute that saw gas supplies cutoff to Europe, Ukraine agreed to 10-year gas supply and transit contracts with Russia in January 2009 that brought gas prices to "world" levels. The strict terms of the contracts have further hobbled Ukraine's cash-strapped state gas company, Naftohaz. Outside institutions - particularly the IMF - have encouraged Ukraine to quicken the pace and scope of reforms to foster economic growth. Ukrainian Government officials eliminated most tax and customs privileges in a March 2005 budget law, bringing more economic activity out of Ukraine's large shadow economy, but more improvements are needed, including fighting corruption, developing capital markets, and improving the legislative framework. Ukraine's economy was buoyant despite political turmoil between the prime minister and president until mid-2008. Real GDP growth exceeded 7% in 2006-07, fueled by high global prices for steel - Ukraine's top export - and by strong domestic consumption, spurred by rising pensions and wages. A drop in steel prices and Ukraine's exposure to the global financial crisis due to aggressive foreign borrowing lowered growth in 2008. Ukraine reached an agreement with the IMF for a $16.4 billion Stand-By Arrangement in November 2008 to deal with the economic crisis, but the program quickly stalled due to the Ukrainian Government's lack of progress in implementing reforms. The economy contracted nearly 15% in 2009, among the worst economic performances in the world. In April 2010, Ukraine negotiated a price discount on Russian gas imports in exchange for extending Russia's lease on its naval base in Crimea. In August 2010, Ukraine, under the YANUKOVYCH Administration, reached a new agreement with the IMF for a $15.1 billion Stand-By Agreement. Economic growth resumed in 2010 and 2011, buoyed by exports. After initial disbursements, the IMF program stalled in early 2011 due to the Ukrainian Government's lack of progress in implementing key gas sector reforms, namely gas tariff increases. Economic growth slowed in the second half of 2012 with Ukraine finishing the year in technical recession following two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$340.7 billion (2012 est.); $340.2 billion (2011 est.); $323.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

9.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 14.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables; beef, milk
Industries

coal, electric power, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food processing