Tag: foreign aid
I’ve been wanting to give a roundup (since even before the NY Times did its story on kids, she says with pride and procrastination) of how Haitian children are doing post-earthquake. So here’s a roundup of info and the activities of some non-governmental and international groups whose work I respect.
First, though, I need to comment [...]
Posted: January 30th, 2010 under Disaster aid, NGOs, Natural dsaster, United Nations, development aid, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: children's health, children's rights, earthquake, foreign aid, Haiti, natural disasters
It only was in May of the year just ended – a mere eight months ago — that Cyclone Nargis pummeled Myanmar. The damage has long since slipped out of the international spotlight, even though so many of the 2.4 million survivors who were affected by the devastation still are reeling. Well, it’s time once again to remind people of [...]
Posted: January 1st, 2009 under Myanmar, U.S. politics, development aid, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: Cyclone Nargis, cyclones, foreign aid, junta, Myanmar, Obama administration, Overseas Development Institute, United Nations
I’ve been watching the Democratic convention, as I will the Republican, for references to developing countries and global humanitarian issues. Finally, tonight, former President Clinton, whose post-presidency has focused on global health, acknowledged those issues. His comments were not simply on humanitarian issues. They were on the topics that frame U.S. humanitarian response. He talked about the power of diplomacy, [...]
Posted: August 27th, 2008 under Africa, Myanmar, Sudan, U.S. politics, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: Chris Smith, Darfur, diplomacy, foreign aid, Frank Wolf, humanitarian crises, Myanmar, President Clinton, Sam Brownback