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Aid to Madaya, Syria, intercontinental marathon runner and investigation of World Bank subsidiary

On Monday, the besieged Syrian town of Madaya received its first shipment of aid since October. We’ll discuss the situation in Madaya and other areas in the region with Shannon Scribner, humanitarian policy manager for Oxfam America. Sarah Ames is a Chicago area law firm partner and an amateur runner. She’ll attempt to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. She’ll tell us how she literally became a global runner and why she runs to raise awareness about Fistula. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a World Bank subsidiary. ” Its motto is, “We work with the private sector in developing countries to help create opportunity for all.” We’ll hear from journalists, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost. They write in “Mother Jones”, the IFC is more likely, “helping the rich get richer.” In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 photo, people wait to leave the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria. Aid convoys reached three besieged villages on Monday — Madaya, near Damascus, where U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said about 400 people need to be evacuated immediately to receive life-saving treatment for medical conditions, malnourishment and starvation, and the Shiite villages of Foua and Kfarya in northern Syria. Reports of starvation and images of emaciated children have raised global concerns and underscored the urgency for new peace talks that the U.N. is hoping to host in Geneva on Jan. 25. (AP Photo)

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