humanitarian

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1 Why did Americans donate $730 million to wealthy Japan?

Japanese residents offer a prayer for the victims in an evacuation zone near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plants.AP Three years ago today, a massive earthquake off the coast of Japan spawned a tsunami that devastated communities, killed nearly 16,000 people (with some 2,600 still missing) and damaged nuclear power…

World Politics
0 Feeble effort dooming Central African Republic, activists say

A survivor of a suspected Anti-Balaka grenade attack waits to go to hospital with the help of MISCA.Laurence Geai/NurPhoto/Sipa USA Extreme violence persists on a daily basis across the Central African Republic. The inability to protect civilians affected by targeted violence is evidence that the international community is failing the…

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0 The marginal impact of celebrity on humanitarian campaigns

Celebrities are often used as eye candy for charity campaigns and giant advocacy efforts. Remarks from actress Angelina Jolie are released alongside comments from the UN on the number of Syrian refugees surpassing the 2 million mark this week. Mia Farrow vocally campaigned against China in the run up to…

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6 International development according to Hollywood

International development is just about at the bottom of the list of things that the average American thinks about each day. Foreign bureaus are closing for major US news sources. One of the big television networks turned down more money for global health reporting after a series, entirely funded by…

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0 Doctors Without Borders pulls out of Somalia after 22 years

Somalia – MSF distributes ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to families with young children. The France-based medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced it was leaving Somalia after 22 years due to security concerns. The organization that provides crucial health relief in conflict settings has remained in Somalia through some…

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