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2014 FedEx Global Citizenship Report – Moving Possibilities

FedEx Global Citizenship is about connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.

Our seventh-annual Global Citizenship Report will be released on April 2nd. It’s titled Moving Possibilities because it focuses upon our efforts to align business goals with citizenship objectives.

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children

Every number has a name

This week the conflict in Syria will enter its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected. Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. After working in development for 25 years, I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name – a child with hopes and dreams for their future.

Measles Vaccinations: Saving Millions of Lives Worldwide

The unfolding outbreak of measles across the country has focused attention on whether parents should get their children vaccinated against measles and other diseases. This is a question the Red Cross answers approximately 100 million times a year around the world with life-saving vaccinations.

Turning the tables for better health care in Haiti

Imagine traveling for hours to meet with your doctor. You arrive at the office, exhausted from your journey, only to hear that your doctor is not in. 

Or imagine you are pregnant with your first child and you receive regular visits from a community health worker. When she submits the data from the visit to the nurse at the closest facility, the nurse only copies down half of the information, or has even lost your medical records by the time you arrive to deliver your child. 

This happens too often in Haiti. 

World Humanitarian Day: A Team Sport

This blog post was submitted by Michael Klosson, Vice President of Policy & Humanitarian Response at Save the Children

There are days when visiting my Save the Children colleagues on the front lines of our humanitarian response work in Rakhine State in Myanmar, refugee communities in Jordan, drought stricken communities in Kenya or insecure villages in South Sudan I believe that every day should be World Humanitarian Day.  

Social Inclusion: The Key to Effective Global Development

The global development community is pursuing historic and ambitious goals. They include: eliminating extreme poverty, providing universal quality education and literacy, advancing peace and security, improving governance, and fostering respect for human rights and dignity for all.

Guidelines for NGO Coordination with Military Actors During Humanitarian Crises

(InterAction Director for Humanitarian Practice, Julien Schopp, testifying before the U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities)

InterAction Forum 2018 Recap

Thank you to all attendees of InterAction Forum 2018, whose active engagement made the event a stellar success. We were thrilled to welcome representatives from 285 organizations and 16 countries to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from June 12-14.

Attendees participate in an afternoon breakout session. Photo: Leigh Vogel

G7/G20 Advocacy in 2018

This blog post was co-written by Rachel Beardsley and Ben Bestor

Responsiveness: Beyond A Complaints Box

This post was written by Sheree Bennett, Research and Evidence Advisor, International Rescue Committee

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