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U.S. Safety Experts Dispute Aspects of Ethiopia 737-MAX Air Crash Findings
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U.S. Safety Experts Dispute Aspects of Ethiopia 737-MAX Air Crash Findings

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. air safety experts say Ethiopian inspectors investigating the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines' crash that killed nearly 160 people in 2019 did not pay enough attention to crew training and emergency procedures in their report.The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in dissenting comments included in the Ethiopian report, disagreed with at least two key findings of the investigation into the crash of a Boeing 737-MAX flight.The accident led to the grounding of similar jets. The NTSB is involved as Boeing is a U.S. company.Fight 302 crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa in March 2019, killing all 157 people on board.Ethiopia's Aircraft Investigation Bureau released its long-delayed report last Friday. It blamed the accident on "unco...
Report: Afghanistan, African Countries Are Most at Risk of Humanitarian Crises in 2023 | Best Countries
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Report: Afghanistan, African Countries Are Most at Risk of Humanitarian Crises in 2023 | Best Countries

Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and 17 other countries will face the greatest risk of new or worsening humanitarian emergencies in 2023, according to a report released Wednesday that sounds the alarm about global crises such as climate change, food insecurity and the forced displacement of people.The findings from the International Rescue Committee, a refugee resettlement organization, come after the United Nations recently announced that a record 339 million people will be in humanitarian need next year – an increase of 65 million year-over-year. The IRC estimates that the 20 countries on its annual “watchlist” represent about 90% of the people in need of assistance.“The scale of that crisis calls for preparation as never before by the humanitarian community,” David Miliband, the commit...