All Blog Posts Tagged 'relief' (14)

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Forum 2014

InterAction’s Forum is the place global change leaders and practitioners from all sectors come together to innovate and partner for greater global impact. This year, as InterAction celebrates its 30th anniversary and the progress we have made as civil society and partners over the last three decades, we look forward to co-creating our shared vision for the next 30 years – with you.



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Added by Jeanne Paradis on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The 2014 (4th edition) of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is out!

The fully-revised 2014 (4th edition) of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFGA) is now out electronically with the print edition available in the next few weeks. The print edition will be launched over the next two months in Geneva, London and New York with panel…

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Added by Edward Girardet on January 18, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

“Waiting for Helicopters”? Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti (Part II)

by Deepa Panchang

June 29, 2012

“Where you stand,” goes an old Haitian proverb, “depends on where you sit.” This article, the second in a series, will examine aid workers’ stereotypes and prejudices about residents of displacement camps in post-earthquake Haiti, stemming from acute disconnect between NGOs…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 30, 2012 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Withholding Water: Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti - Part I

By Deepa Panchang

May 31, 2012

“Cholera is something they sent,” says graffiti on Port-au-Prince walls, “to finish killing off the rest of us.”

Scientists have shown that the cholera pathogen came to Haiti with foreign UN troops who carried the bacteria in their bodies, and…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 31, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Cowboys & Farmers

When I was a girl, I wanted a horse, sooooo bad. Every Christmas, every birthday, I had but one request.

“Please, Dad, I just want a horse.”

“There are no horses on pig farms,” my father would flatly respond.

But maybe my cowgirl dreams have finally come true. Because now…this farmer’s daughter is working for the cowboys.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 21, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Capillary Philanthropy: Businesses, local NGOs, and the future of aid

I often find that aid blogs tend to criticize much, offer solutions too little. Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of AAE Australia Inc., shares her proposal for the future of aid.

What do you think? Could it work?

And if the answer is no, you’d better be ready to offer your own new idea. Let’s hear it.

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Large scale aid intervention in large scale disaster has shown its slowness and its inability to cooperate and effectively intervene in the Haiti 2010…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Letting the snark flow

Does snark among aid bloggers go too far? Do aid workers just need and deserve to let off steam? Or does the language we use matter, because it either closes down or opens up dialogue, especially with our partners?

I’m not sure, frankly. (See some others illustrate the points here and…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 27, 2011 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Stuff: What is it good for?

I do not normally jump on the SWEDOW bandwagon. It seems the most salient arguments are made again and again, and frankly, it’s often too easy of a criticism.

But whenever the latest blogosphere or Twitter uproar occurs (see Nick Kristof’s latest appeal for old prom or bridesmaid dresses or this…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 17, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Nothing to Offer

The storm that has devastated Japan is hardly past. But as charities appeal and the public offers up their support, I cannot help but think of the three friends in southern Africa,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 18, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

Online Communities for International Do-Gooders

Today I discussed the importance of developing a critical consciousness (along side a compassionate consciousness) with someone in the San Francisco Bay area who is supporting a local organization in Malawi.



But how does a person actually go about this, especially someone who may be new to international assistance? As we all know, openness to learning and seeking out advice from others with more experience is vital.



As it just so happens, this week I’ve also been compiling… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

The Value of Sport In A Disaster Setting

There are many examples of sport being used as a healing tool after a disaster, from the implementation of a programme in Iran by the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD), to the community rallying behind spectator sport in North America after 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. But how does one measure what is a successful programme, and its effects?



The benefits of sport and physical activity go beyond increasing fitness, endurance, and strength. Using group activities properly can allow… Continue

Added by ICSSPE on September 10, 2008 at 3:45am — No Comments

FOOD DELIVERY UPDATES IN LIGHT OF NEW MILF-PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT HOSTILITIES

Erle Frayne Argonza



Good morning from Manila!



Below is a news item regarding UN efforts aimed at helping out in the provision of food for those fleeing residents affected by the latest rounds of conflicts between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP). Close to 130,000 residents were already displaced by the hostilities that have not even geared up for full battles.



As already reported, the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 15, 2008 at 11:04pm — No Comments

TESTING NEW EARTHQUAKE-CAUSING WMD ON CHINA

Erle Frayne Argonza



[Writ 15 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]



As I was browsing through the pages of the newspapers this morning, my eyes immediately caught the item about the China earthquake update. The latest quake flattened many towns to ground level, killing over 22,000 folks, and destroyed infrastructures thus cutting off the affected areas from outside relief operations. The quake registered 7.9 magnitude on Reichster.



That quake was 2000 times more… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 21, 2008 at 4:45am — No Comments

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