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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...
Oct 11, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Monday October 10, 2016) – As the death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Mathew continues to mount by the hour, Save the Children has joined the ministry of health, other major humanitarian aid organizations and UN agencies in calling for an expedited response to the disaster including providing immediate relief supplies to head off...
Jun 09, 2016
SAN DIEGO – June 9, 2016 - A team of volunteer ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors and nurses sent by San Diego-based International Relief Teams (IRT) will head to Sula, Honduras on Saturday, June 11 to provide much needed surgery to one of Honduras’ poorest communities. During the one-week clinic, the team of eight volunteers will perform 35-40...
Dec 15, 2014
Dec. 15, 2014 - On Monday, December 15, the U.S. Senate passed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act—an important bipartisan measure that will help improve access to clean water and sanitation to millions around the globe. The bill passed the Senate unanimously late Monday evening. The Senate's action follows on the passage of the bill in...
Jan 21, 2014
January 21, 2014 - Bill and Melinda Gates, in their foundation’s 2014 Annual Letter released today, counter three myths about global poverty – and ask others to help bust the myths. In the letter, “Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor,” the Gates point to concrete data to debunk misconceptions about poverty and the efficacy of fighting it...
Dec 16, 2013
The number of children and families in the Central African Republic (CAR) fleeing their homes continues to grow, as the security situation remains volatile and the humanitarian crisis worsens. In the capital of Bangui, the number of internally displaced people grew from 52,000 on December 6 to 189,000 on December 15 following a spike in sectarian...
Oct 31, 2013
The recently-confirmed polio outbreak in Syria should galvanize the international community to push for greater humanitarian access inside the war-torn country, InterAction's Joel Charny said October 30 in a PBS NewsHour interview. Charny, the vice president for humanitarian policy and practice at InterAction, said the relentless conflict and...
Oct 15, 2013
InterAction’s NGO Aid Map, with the support of FedEx, has launched a Health Aid Map, featuring the work of InterAction members in 89 countries. With more than 800 projects from nearly 60 organizations, Health Aid Map visualizes the wide-ranging work NGOs are doing to provide access to health care, strengthen health care systems, and help people...
Sep 14, 2012
About 14,000 fewer children under age five die each day than did two decades ago, according to a report released Sept. 12 by three United Nations agencies and the World Bank. The drop -- from 12 million deaths in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011 -- represents a 41 percent decline in child mortality worldwide and cuts across countries by income level...
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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