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Drought in U.S. Hits Western States Hard


During the month of July, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy is focusing on slow onset disasters, and one of those is drought. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines drought as a “complex phenomenon” of four types or components … Continued

Typhoon Rammasun Hits China, Expected to Also Impact Vietnam


Typhoon Rammasun (known locally as Glena), made landfall July 15, 2014, at Albay Province, Philippines, as a category 3 storm.  The storm tracked across the Philippine islands, weakening to a category 1 and then reintensifying.  Rammasun hit the south China … Continued

Who Is Your Humanitarian Hero?


July 18, 2014, marks the world’s fifth Nelson Mandela International Day – the beginning of a “global movement to honor his life’s work and to act to change the world for the better.” Created by a unanimous decision of the United … Continued