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Sep 14, 2017
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting emergency relief efforts in Culebra and Vieques, two islands in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Irma. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico, the organization is providing approximately 600 people with temporary housing, medical care, food and meal delivery, clothing, home...
Jun 02, 2017
InterAction leaders highlight disproportionate impact on poverty-stricken regions of the world WASHINGTON – InterAction expressed concern at the White House’s decision on Thursday to leave the Paris climate agreement. The landmark accord brings nations together to combat climate change and help developing countries and vulnerable communities...
Mar 21, 2017
The 6th Solar Cookers International (SCI) World Conference 2017 in India broke new ground as it advanced solar cooking globally through new connections, information-sharing, and feedback on new projects advancing the solar cooking community.  Solar cooking is an appropriate technology that improves human health, reduces poverty, protects the...
Mar 21, 2017
The 6th Solar Cookers International (SCI) World Conference 2017 in India broke new ground as it advanced solar cooking globally through new connections, information-sharing, and feedback on new projects advancing the solar cooking community.  Solar cooking is an appropriate technology that improves human health, reduces poverty, protects the...
Mar 07, 2017
Lutheran World Relief, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, is launching a $13 million initiative in southern Niger to reduce poverty by increasing farmer incomes. The initiative aims to benefit more than 100,000 people, at least half of them women and girls...
Dec 08, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 7, 2015.  The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) entered a partnership in Côte d’Ivoire to increase sustainable access to safe water and improve quality of life. The three-year project will help communities in three districts tackle the most pressing challenges for safe water, sanitation, and food security, and strengthen local...
Oct 10, 2013
In his speech at George Washington University last week, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, laid out an extensive plan for advancing global development, prioritizing the need to address income inequality in the world. Kim called for private sector participation, increased support for countries suffering from conflict, and increased...
May 01, 2013
S > 4W + R. Translation – shelter is greater than four walls and a roof. In the Forum 2013 workshop session “Sheltering Affected Populations: ‘It’s a Home, Stupid’,” Kip Scheidler of Habitat for Humanity International facilitated a conversation with Sohini Sarkar of Global Communities, Dr. Fred Krimgold of Virginia Tech, and Chuck Setchell of...
May 02, 2012
The InterAction Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Working Group hosted a panel, Living on the Edge: Building Resilience in Coastal Cities, to discuss the relationship between coastal cities, disaster risk, and climate change. Moderated by Guillermo Garcia, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the American Red Cross, the panelists...
Dec 07, 2011
European Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva warns that the Horn of Africa crisis could continue through next summer. AlertNet reports that in a media briefing Tuesday, she also warned of looming hunger in the Sahel region of Africa. Georgieva expressed concerns over “the flow of refugees from poor country to poor country,” and...

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