Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Queensland to create permanent disaster recovery agency | Australia news | The Guardian

Queensland to create permanent disaster recovery agency | Australia news | The Guardian: "Queensland to create permanent disaster recovery agency
New body to get $30m annual funding to deal with aftermath of increased number of severe natural disasters caused by climate change"



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Here's How You Can Help Vanuatu's Victims of Cyclone Pam | RYOT News

Here's How You Can Help Vanuatu's Victims of Cyclone Pam | RYOT News: "With schools damaged and access to safe drinking water compromised, international aid organizations are stepping up with aid. Here’s whose work you can support:"



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Tropical Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu's government criticises aid groups over poor coordination of disaster relief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu's government criticises aid groups over poor coordination of disaster relief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "Food and relief supplies finally reached the southern island of Tanna on Wednesday, five days after Pam roared ashore.

However, many of the 80 islands that make up the sprawling archipelago remain without help."



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Tropical Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu's government criticises aid groups over poor coordination of disaster relief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu's government criticises aid groups over poor coordination of disaster relief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "Food and relief supplies finally reached the southern island of Tanna on Wednesday, five days after Pam roared ashore.

However, many of the 80 islands that make up the sprawling archipelago remain without help."



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aid workers are attempting to reach Vanuatu's remote islands to provide disaster relief - Newstalk

Aid workers are attempting to reach Vanuatu's remote islands to provide disaster relief - Newstalk: "Relief workers are trying to reach Vanuatu's remote outer islands that were smashed by a huge cyclone over the weekend.

The UN says 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 are displaced by the storm that tore through the South Pacific archipelago on Saturday."



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Vanuatu Students Plan Fundraising | Fiji Sun

Vanuatu Students Plan Fundraising | Fiji Sun: "The University of the South Pacific’s Vanuatu Students Association is planning to hold a fundraising drive on Thursday to assist their families back home who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Association president Henry Bill said they plan to hold the fundraising at Sukuna Park in Suva."



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UN Conference Weighs Costs of Natural Disasters

UN Conference Weighs Costs of Natural Disasters: "As emergency assistance begins to arrive in cyclone devastated Vanuatu, an international conference on disaster risk reduction considered actions to assist threatened Pacific island nations in warding off future disasters."



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Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu death toll rises as Australia pledges $5m in aid – as it happened | World news | The Guardian

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu death toll rises as Australia pledges $5m in aid – as it happened | World news | The Guardian: "Australia has pledged a $5m relief package, with foreign minister Julie Bishop saying up to 5,000 people would be assisted with food, water, sanitation and shelter. New Zealand announced an additional $NZ1.5m ($A1.44m; £750,000) of funding, on top of the $NZ1m signalled on Saturday. France is to deploy a navy frigate of relief supplies from New Caledonia."



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ice Storm Crisis Draws Baptist Relief Efforts - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.

Ice Storm Crisis Draws Baptist Relief Efforts - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.: "After a Feb. 15-16 ice storm in parts of north Georgia, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency reached out to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to recruit a DR team to help clear fallen trees as electrical crews restored power to local residents."



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International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee

International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee: "Humanitarian charities need greater protection from anti-terror legislation when working in conflict zones, a parliamentary committee reviewing charity law has said today.

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill, made up of a dozen MPs and peers, took evidence from the Charity Commission itself and from secto"



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Abe to accompany Prince William on tour of disaster-affected Fukushima - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Abe to accompany Prince William on tour of disaster-affected Fukushima - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will engage in a bit of public relations when he shepherds Britain’s Prince William on a high-profile tour of areas in Fukushima Prefecture devastated by the 2011 disaster.

Abe and William will visit the prefecture on Feb. 28, just days ahead of the fourth anniversary March 11 of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that triggered the nuclear crisis there."



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Friday, January 30, 2015

Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "The Seattle Art Museum (SAM), which last year talked smack on Twitter with the Denver Art Museum (DAM) all week leading up to the big game, has entered a high-stakes wager on the game. If the Seahawks win, the Williamstown, Mass.-based Clark Art Institute will loan Winslow Homer’s 1900 oil on canvas, “West Point, Prout’s Neck.”

If the Patriots let the air out of that attempt, SAM will send Clark the 1870 oil on canvas “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” by Albert Bierstadt."



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Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising - Year-End Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising - Year-End Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "he world has turned a corner on the epidemic: The World Health Organization said Thursday there have been fewer than 100 new cases in a week in the three most affected countries. But the fight isn’t over. And among the 8,810 people killed by the disease were nearly 500 health-care workers.

Many organizations working on the front lines included special messages about their response efforts in their year-end appeals."



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Team Rubicon's co-founder tells West Michigan about the importance of veteran volunteers | MLive.com

Team Rubicon's co-founder tells West Michigan about the importance of veteran volunteers | MLive.com: "I thought I should be there...I can help,” said Wood. When his offer to volunteer was rejected, he organized his friends and raised money to fly into the Dominican Republic, and then cross into Haiti. The group set up medical triage clinics to treat the critically wounded. They used counterinsurgency tactics to deliver humanitarian aid.

The trip led to the creation of an organization they called Team Rubicon after the river Julius Caesar led his legion across, signaling he was “irrevocably committed to his task” of taking Rome."



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