Monday, July 20, 2015

Regional disaster experts help after Nepal earthquakes - IFRC

Regional disaster experts help after Nepal earthquakes - IFRC: "A large number of Red Cross and Red Crescent regional disaster response team experts from Asia Pacific responded to the devastating April and May 2015 earthquakes in Nepal."



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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Relief Groups Expand Fundraising in Fight for Aid Dollars - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Relief Groups Expand Fundraising in Fight for Aid Dollars - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Major aid charities have more than tripled their spending on fundraising over the past decade amid a boom in international aid and fierce competition to draw donors, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. Total spending by the world's 50 largest humanitarian nonprofits has more than doubled in 10 years to $18 billion, as more public money is channeled to relief work in disaster and conflict zones, according to the foundation's inaugural Business of Aid survey."



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Friday, June 26, 2015

Making a difference in Nepal - Maple Ridge News

Making a difference in Nepal - Maple Ridge News: "Now, he will get a chance to put his skills to work in Nepal, where he will spend a month helping rebuild a nation that was devastated following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck 80 kilometres east of the town of Pokhara on April 25.

An estimated 7,500 people died after the initial quake and the aftershocks, including a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Namche Bazar and Mount Everest, by the Nepal-China border."



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

4 billion USD pledged for Nepal’s rebuilding post earthquake; India tops with 1 billion USD | India | Latest India News | Get Free India.com Email | Live Cricket and Entertainment News at India.Com

4 billion USD pledged for Nepal’s rebuilding post earthquake; India tops with 1 billion USD | India | Latest India News | Get Free India.com Email | Live Cricket and Entertainment News at India.Com: "Nepal was on Thursday pledged $4 billion by the international community for its reconstruction following a devastating quake two months ago with India announcing the largest amount of $1 billion in aid at the International Donors Conference on Reconstruction of the Himalayan nation here."



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Nepalese Billionaire Using His Noodle To Help Nepal | Wealth-X

The Nepalese Billionaire Using His Noodle To Help Nepal | Wealth-X: "The Nepalese Billionaire Using His Noodle To Help Nepal
Binod Chaudhary, Nepal's first and only billionaire, describes his country’s plight after two recent, devastating earthquakes, and urges private individuals to contribute to the relief effort"



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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Muscat: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has raised RO 114,000 after a staff appeal to help victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Times of Oman: "Muscat: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has raised RO 114,000 after a staff appeal to help victims of the Nepal earthquake. More than 1,300 employees donated money after the earthquake struck in April impacting thousands of families and causing widespread devastation."



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Monday, June 15, 2015

Rs 5.07b deposited in PM Disaster Relief Fund | Capital

Rs 5.07b deposited in PM Disaster Relief Fund | Capital: " Various organisations deposited more than Rs 22 million in Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund on Friday alone. With this, the total amount deposited in the fund so far stands at Rs 5,071,652,245."



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Friday, June 12, 2015

Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors

Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors: "People around the globe have been asking themselves how to best help Nepal, and even more so, where to direct their donation dollars for the largest benefit.

As it turns out, large aid commitment claims are suddenly facing due scrutiny. NPR and ProPublica released an investigation June 3rd that found the the American Red Cross has only built six permanent homes in Haiti — despite its claim to providing 130,000 people with homes, and having $500 million in donations to work with."



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Monday, June 08, 2015

Meet the Robot Olympics Winner That Could Save Lives - ABC News

Meet the Robot Olympics Winner That Could Save Lives - ABC News: "A South Korean robot smashed through a series of disaster relief tasks faster than competitors, winning its team a $2 million prize at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge.

With thousands of spectators cheering the 23 robot competitors on at a competition t"



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