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Red Cross Story Opportunity for Positive Change


The recent report from Pro Publica and NPR about the American Red Cross activities in Haiti is disappointing and disturbing. We hope Red Cross officials will respond quickly and provide a complete picture of what happened and why. For those of … Continued

Giving Birth When the Health Center Has Been Washed Away


By Diana Quick, Women’s Refugee Commission What happens if you’re pregnant and start hemorrhaging, but the health care center has been destroyed? If the doctors and nurses have been killed or are missing? What if you have to give birth … Continued

Community mapping illustrates existing capacities and gaps in barangays, as they relate to ...

Hurricane Season Begins, Nepal Relief Efforts Continue


It’s June, and that means one thing: hurricane season has officially begun. This year’s season is expected to be quiet. Experts at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predict a total of six to 11 named storms, of which three to … Continued

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