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The Sphere Project: Holding Ourselves Accountable

*Excerpt of blog originally posted on AlertNet*

As a new aid worker in the late 1990s, I thought the Sphere Project was awesome.  I’m a huge music fan and for me, Sphere was like having all your favorite bands do a compilation album, but one that teaches you how to play music too.

"Put Food First," Help Rural Farmers

“Put Food First” is a big theme at the World Bank and IMF’s annual meetings in Washington this week, where global financial leaders are looking at how best to respond to spiraling food prices.

"Put Food First," Help Rural Farmers

“Put Food First” is a big theme at the World Bank and IMF’s annual meetings in Washington this week, where global financial leaders are looking at how best to respond to spiraling food prices. Everywhere you go in the bank, there are posters, giant screens and other material – including a ticking “hunger clock” – to remind you of a gruesome statistic. One in seven people are hungry in the world – in sheer numbers, that is one billion people.

Traditional Humanitarian Aid is Vital

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the prevailing analysis was that the traditional pillars of relief response – UN agencies, large international NGOs and the Red Cross – were becoming irrelevant in the face of a vast array of new aid providers, including corporations, celebrities, citizens groups and the military.

Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices

After seven straight months of growth, global food prices are now at their highest levels since records began.

Global Health and American Moral Power

“After all we had been through, it reminded me that there were still good people in the world.”

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