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Emergency Relief

U.N. Aid Groups Face $4.3 Billion Shortfall

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The United Nations says it faces a $4.3 billion shortfall in helping the 50 million people worldwide in need of emergency food, shelter and ...

Delayed Tsunami Aid Stirs Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the wake of Indonesian crises, criticism of delayed aid has overwhelmed reports of the natural disaster. The Wall Street Journal reports that th...

Pakistan Floods Deserve Better Media Attention

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Davis

We need to show greater compassion and solidarity with the people of Pakistan at this critical time. The task for Pakistan is monumental; the recovery and rebuilding will take months and years.

Why Aren't We Ready for Natural Disasters?

Vinod Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

Some 50 developing countries face recurrent natural disasters, yet many don't seem to recognize they will recur. Almost half the countries borrowing from the World Bank did not mention disaster prevention in their development plans.

Cell Phones and Laptops As The New Collection Basket

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

The impact of social networks and new media on fundraising for emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake is a truly inspiring sign that philanthropy has entered the 21st century.

Rebuilding Haiti, with A Rwandan Twist

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Haiti's development plan shouldn't be identical to that of Rwanda, but what the two countries do have in common are local solutions to unthinkable problems.