On Monday, the besieged Syrian town of Madaya received its first shipment of aid since October. Trucks brought in food and blankets and much needed relief for a population on the verge of starvation. Additional supplies are expected to arrive this week. The town is controlled by rebel forces but surrounded by regime forces, which has made it difficult to get relief into the area. The aid is expected to last a month.
On Monday, the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, Syria received its first shipment of aid since October. We’ll discuss the situation with Shannon Scribner of Oxfam America. Also, Sarah Ames is a Chicago area law firm partner and amateur runner. She’ll tell us why she's running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days to raise awareness on Fistula. And the International Finance Corporation is a World Bank subsidiary. ” Its motto is, “We work with the private sector in developing countries to help create opportunity for all.” Journalists, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost will tell us why they write in “Mother Jones” the IFC is more likely, “helping the rich get richer.”
A mass grave discovered in Iguala, Mexico is believed to contain the remains of a group of student protesters who went missing in September. The students were reportedly attacked by police before disappearing. We'll get an update from journalist Adam Raney, who joins us from Mexico.
Dr. Jim Yong Kim is an expert in global health and is Obama's choice to lead the World Bank. His nomination faces challenges from other countries, which could signal a crack in the 70-year domination of the global financial institution by the United States.