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Nancy Aossey

Entries by Nancy Aossey

Redefining First Response

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 11:18 AM

You've been in a bad car wreck. Your life hangs on one hope: that first responders arrive fast, knowing exactly what to do. In a world beset by conflict and natural disaster, international relief agencies are also first responders, albeit on a larger scale. They respond to emergencies thousands of...

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Silent Crisis in the Developing World

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 3:53 PM

Burn injuries in the United States are usually easily treatable with cool water and a first aid kit. But in the developing world, millions of impoverished women and children each year suffer debilitating injuries or die from burns.

More than a billion women still use open flames to cook...

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Marking a Month In Haiti Relief

(6) Comments | Posted February 13, 2010 | 4:06 PM

It's been a month since one of the modern era's deadliest earthquakes struck Haiti on January 12th. As Haitians mark this milestone with three days of mourning, remembering the 200,000-plus who perished, international relief groups who rushed to help the stricken and tend the injured also pause briefly to take...

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