Archive for 'Disaster aid'
Some groups are looking at how online technology can assist refugees during and after emergencies. This story comes from Global Voices. Global Voices is “an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world,” according to its website.
Says Global Voices about the groups: “The first, Refugees United, uses online [...]
The U.N. humanitarian news agency, IRIN, reports on the burgeoning crisis in Sudan, near the South Sudan border. Often, one humanitarian crisis grabs the world’s attention and other emergencies get barely any attention at all. I’d make that case now, except I’m having a hard time recalling any humanitarian crisis around the world that is [...]
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 under Africa, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, United Nations, humanitarian, refugees.
Tags: CARE, IRIN, Oxfam, preventable disease, South Sudan, Sudan, water
This from IRIN:
humanitarian news and analysis
a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
In-Brief: First-aid guide for mental health in a disaster
GENEVA, 17 August 2011 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the publication of a first-aid guide to help field workers deal with psychological issues during disasters, [...]
Posted: August 17th, 2011 under Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, Natural disaster, United Nations, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: emergency aid, relief workers, World Health Organization, World Vision
IRIN, the UN humanitarian news and analysis service, has a report this morning that gives some context to the emergency playing out in Somalia. Here are the first paragraphs of the story, but it’s well worth reading the entire report to get a deeper understanding of what Somalis are facing. Really, has there ever been a [...]
Posted: July 26th, 2011 under Africa, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, International Criminal Court, Natural disaster, United Nations, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: child malnutrition, children's health, Drought, famine, Refugee camps, refugees, Somalia
This hugely important story from IRIN looks at how children are faring in the drought-propelled humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. Too often, children get overlooked in these under-publicized emergencies. Cheers for humanitarian organizations, such as Unicef and Save the Children, and media outlets such as IRIN ( the Integrated Regional Information Networks from the U.N. Office [...]
Posted: July 18th, 2011 under Africa, Disaster aid, NGOs, Natural disaster, United Nations, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: African Union, Dadaab refugee camp, Drought, Ethiopia, Kenya, malnutrition, refugees, Save the Children, Somalia, UNICEF
I repost here a great story from those fine folks at IRIN on why Save the Children had such a hard time getting contributions for those affected by political violence in Cote d’Ivoire, while tens of millions of dollars was raised for Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. Here it is. Visit the IRIN website for [...]
Posted: May 19th, 2011 under Africa, Asia, Disaster aid, NGOs, Natural disaster, civil wars, humanitarian.
Tags: charitable giving, Cote d'Ivoire, earthquake, IRIN, Japan, Save the Children, tsunami
In my continuing effort to return the spotlight periodically to forgotten crises, this just in from Handicap International:
February 1, 2011
PAKISTAN FLOODS, SIX MONTHS LATER
WASHINGTON – For the last six months, Handicap International’s 500-strong team has supported people stricken by the flooding that has devastated Pakistan, affecting 20 million people and damaging 1.7 million homes. The [...]
Posted: February 1st, 2011 under Asia, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, development aid, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: flood, forgotten crises, Handicap International, Pakistan
Excuse the hint of exasperation in the title of this post. Oh, hell, no apologies for being fed up with humanitarian-relief organizations acting like Bernie Madoff. There’s just no excuse for practices such as the slipshod, unprofessional accounting and spending that the Associated Press reports on at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Crap like [...]
Posted: January 24th, 2011 under Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, United Nations, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: AIDS, Corruption, Global Fund, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, tuberculosis, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Media, online and offline, are swamped with stories about the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince and other areas of southern Haiti. Most chronicle the slow and no rate of progress in the reconstruction, all from easily predictable circumstances and patterns of behavior. Here are two stories though that present straight-forward information, in [...]
Posted: January 12th, 2011 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian.
Tags: children's rights, displaced people, earthquake, Haiti, Haiti earthuake, reconstruction
It comes from the nongovernmental organization Handicap International. Considering all of the crush injuries that resulted in amputations what this group did and didn’t accomplish on the ground addresses a critical aspect of this anniversary event. Read the report here.
Posted: January 11th, 2011 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian.
Tags: amputations, children's health, disabilities, earthquake, Haiti, Haiti earthquake, Handicap International, prostheses