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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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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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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

TIME 
In Ukraine, things have taken another turn for the worse. In January, Ukrainian army veterans began an unofficial blockade of rail traffic into the country's breakaway eastern provinces to protest their government's willingness to do business with the ... See more..
Reuters 
OSCE monitors say there is a risk of further flare-ups because forces loyal to Ukraine's government and the separatists are within such dangerous proximity. "The Minsk agreements didn't say you can move up to the line and stand on each other's toes ... See more..
Task & Purpose 
Amateur video footage out of Ukraine shows a military munitions depot exploding in dramatic fashion. The disaster occurred March 23 in the eastern Ukrainian town of Balakliya, and reportedly was the result of a fire started in an act of sabotage ... See more..
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NPR 
Ukraine is hosting the annual Eurovision Song Contest this May, which includes entrants from countries around the world. But Ukraine has banned Russia's singer from entering the country. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Let's turn now to some fierce political ... See more..
News & Observer 
Croatia took control of Group I in the 2018 World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 victory over Ukraine as their fans had a first chance to celebrate a victory at the Maksimir Stadium. It was the first home match Croatia was allowed to play in front of their ... See more..
Chicago Tribune 
"Ukraine's situation three years ago, like Puerto Rico's today, was near catastrophic, but she worked with stakeholders to bring needed reforms that restored confidence, economic vitality and reinvestment in the country and its citizens. That's exactly ... See more..
The Guardian 
Central to it is the belief that Ukraine is part of a greater Russia. In 1991, after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia was too weak to resist when more than 92% of my fellow Ukrainians voted for an independence we had hungered for over centuries. See more..
New York Post 
Ukraine said on Wednesday it had barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country, prompting a swift rebuke from Moscow, which called the decision a “cynical and inhuman act.” Ukraine's state security service (SBU ... See more..
SkySports 
Croatia maintained their three-point lead atop Group I thanks to Nikola Kalinic's 38th-minute strike, which gave them a 1-0 victory over Ukraine in Zagreb. Iceland remain second after a 2-1 win in Kosovo. Bjorn Sigurdarson's strike and Gylfi Sigurdsson ... See more..
New York Times 
... • The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly attack outside the British Parliament, which the London police said was carried out by Khalid Masood, ... 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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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