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Development needs to adapt with global challenges: Innovation is key

The world today is rapidly changing, and to stay ahead of global challenges, those working in international development must adapt. This requires not more of the same, but constant innovation to help drive progress.

Together Project Working Group Launch

On October 4, the Together Project launched its working group, which seeks to address common issues facing U.S- based NGOs.

Off the Grid: The Central African Republic

KEY FACTS:

  • Slightly smaller than the state of Texas, Central African Republic (CAR) has a population of 4.6 million people
  • The majority of the population is Christian, with a Muslim minority community
  • Natural resources include: diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, and oil
  • More than 85% of the population is quite literally “off the grid” — lacking electricity
  • As of 2016, life expectancy was just under 52 years

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Wash Away Poor Sanitation

This post was authored by Aleem Walij, chief executive officer at Aga Khan Foundation, USA. 

Concern responds to worsening Rohingya crisis

Up to 400,000 Rohingya have crossed the border of Myanmar into Bangladesh since August 25, fleeing ethnic violence in Rakhine State in the country’s southwest. That’s more than a third of the country’s Rohingya population of roughly 1.1 million people.

In The Name Of Security, Advocates Are Kept Out Of The United Nations

By Emily Bove, Executive Director, and Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke, Advocacy Manager, at Women Thrive Alliance

The piece was originally published on September 13, 2017, on The Huffington Post.

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Sierra Leone Mudslides — Ebola heroes step up once again

When Ebola broke out in Sierra Leone, it spread quickly through the country’s capital, Freetown, killing thousands. Cemeteries and morgues were overwhelmed. The government needed assistance, and Concern was asked to step in and help manage burial teams. When Kingtom cemetery in the west end of Freetown became full, Concern built a new one in Waterloo, located about 20 miles east of Freetown.

TWO TRAGEDIES, ONE RESTING PLACE

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