Friday, August 21, 2015

Mercy Malaysia needs RM1mil for Myanmar operations - Nation | The Star Online

Mercy Malaysia needs RM1mil for Myanmar operations - Nation | The Star Online: "PETALING JAYA: Mercy Malaysia is appealing for funds to help in their work in flood-hit Myanmar that has affected over a million people.

Emergency has been declared in four western regions in the country after heavy flooding this month caused by monsoon rains and Cyclone Komen.

Mercy has conducted mobile clinics at Mrauk U, Rakhine, whilst working closely with the State Health Department and other humanitarian agencies."



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Red Cross sets up emergency fund for Myanmar flood victims - The Nation

Red Cross sets up emergency fund for Myanmar flood victims - The Nation: "YANGON - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is planning to provide aid, including vocational training, in flood-hit regions through an emergency fund.

It is asking for a US$4.1-million emergency fund to provide relief and rehabilitation aid to Magway and Sagaing regions and Chin States. "



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Ten Years After Katrina, A New Startup Sector Takes Hold in New Orleans | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Ten Years After Katrina, A New Startup Sector Takes Hold in New Orleans | Fast Company | Business + Innovation:



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$120 billion in Katrina federal relief wasn't always assured | NOLA.com

$120 billion in Katrina federal relief wasn't always assured | NOLA.com:



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Katrina 10 vs. Katrina Truth: Sharply Contrasting Visions of the New Orleans Recovery | Nonprofit Quarterly

Katrina 10 vs. Katrina Truth: Sharply Contrasting Visions of the New Orleans Recovery | Nonprofit Quarterly:



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Friday, August 07, 2015

Myanmar braces for more flooding as international aid flows in - Yahoo News

Myanmar braces for more flooding as international aid flows in - Yahoo News: "International aid poured into Myanmar on Friday following weeks of heavy monsoon flooding that aid agencies say is set to extend further across the low-lying southern delta region."



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Has the international community failed Haiti? - BBC News

Has the international community failed Haiti? - BBC News: "The United Nations estimates that since the earthquake international donors have pledged more than $10bn (£6.5bn) of aid to Haiti. Over half of that money has already been spent.
The US Congress has calculated that if one includes commitments running through to 2020, the pledges amount to $13.4bn. That includes a US government allocation of $4bn, of which $3bn has already been spent. The money helps keep thousands of foreign NGOs active in Haiti."



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Hundreds of Thousands Displaced by Myanmar Flood - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

Hundreds of Thousands Displaced by Myanmar Flood - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com: "SAGAING, Myanmar -- CBN humanitarian relief teams have responded to the Myanmar government's request to help an estimated 200,000 victims displaced by massive flooding and landslides.

Relief teams are making their way to isolated villagers in desperate need for clean water and food."



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Myanmar Leader Urges Evacuations as Floodwaters Rise

Myanmar Leader Urges Evacuations as Floodwaters Rise: "The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said flooding triggered last week by heavy monsoon rains had killed at least 81 people and affected more than 250,000.

Four areas have been declared disaster zones with widespread flooding."



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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil | TakePart

Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil | TakePart: "A social entrepreneur named Bibhusan Bista might have the answer. As the CEO of Young Innovations, a Nepali technology company that develops innovative solutions for social impact, Bista sprang into action within 24 hours of the earthquake to build the OpenNepal Earthquake Portal, a data sharing platform that brings greater transparency to people, organizations, and countries pledging money to Nepal."



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Myanmar Flood Victims Need More Relief Aid and Food

Myanmar Flood Victims Need More Relief Aid and Food: "Residents in some of the areas in Myanmar hit the hardest by floods and mudslides triggered by recent torrential monsoon rains are in dire need of emergency aid and food while they take refuge in Buddhist monasteries and relief camps, a local government official and monks said Tuesday.

Torrential rains, which began in June, have caused severe flooding in 11 of the country’s 14 states and divisions. President Thein Sein declared the four hardest-hit states and divisions — Chin, Rakhine, Sagaing and Magway — natural disaster zones on July 31."



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US Readies Aid for Myanmar Flood Victims

US Readies Aid for Myanmar Flood Victims: "The United States said it will announce an aid package to help flood victims in Myanmar, as international aid efforts have accelerated after the disaster affected tens of thousands across the country."



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Death Toll Rises As Myanmar Faces Flood Emergency - Dispatch Times

Death Toll Rises As Myanmar Faces Flood Emergency - Dispatch Times: "uring the meeting, Thai representatives plan to hand over five million baht to the Myanmar ambassador in aid, he added.

Camps housing 100,000 Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state have also reportedly suffered damage, and at least one report suggests the minority Muslims have been turned away from shelters, including Buddhist monasteries, where thousands of people have flocked."



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China Steps up Aid to Myanmar Flood Victims

China Steps up Aid to Myanmar Flood Victims: "Chinese embassy officials in Myanmar are hitting more flood-stricken areas to deliver relief materials worth some 300,000 US dollars.
Responding to a call from the embassy, around one-hundred Chinese companies operating in Myanmar have also begun organizing flood-relief assistance.

A non-governmental Chinese rescue team has also arrived in Myanmar this week."



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Video: British Red Cross bids farewell to Haiti

Video: British Red Cross bids farewell to Haiti: "More than five years after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, the British Red Cross has left the country.
The final phase of our recovery programme was completed at the end of last month, bringing to an end our work in Port-au-Prince."



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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Floods, Landslides in Myanmar, India and Other Asian Countries Leave At Least 435 Dead - weather.com

Floods, Landslides in Myanmar, India and Other Asian Countries Leave At Least 435 Dead - weather.com: "At least 435 people are reported dead in six Asian countries in the wake of heavy monsoon rains and a tropical cyclone, which combined to bring over 1 meter (3 feet) of rain in parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Flooding, landslides, rough seas, and a double train derailment have all contributed to the death toll."



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Glen Ellyn Disaster Volunteer Heads to Saipan to Assist With Relief Efforts | Glen Ellyn, IL Patch

Glen Ellyn Disaster Volunteer Heads to Saipan to Assist With Relief Efforts | Glen Ellyn, IL Patch: "Typhoon Soudelor slammed into the small island of Saipan, located south of Gaum, with winds of 105 mph late Sunday and early Monday. No one was killed but at least 10 have been injured and widespread damage has been reported , according to USA Today."



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Myanmar appeals for international aid for flood relief | World | Saudi Gazette

Myanmar appeals for international aid for flood relief | World | Saudi Gazette: "Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

At least 47 people have died in the floods, according to the government. Myanmar’s call for international aid stands in sharp contrast to stance taken when it was ruled by generals. The junta had refused outside help in the wake of a devastating cyclone in 2008, when 130,000 people perished in the disaster."



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Water rises dangerously in flood-hit Myanmar's delta; US to help - Channel NewsAsia

Water rises dangerously in flood-hit Myanmar's delta; US to help - Channel NewsAsia: "YANGON/KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Myanmar's low-lying delta region were bracing on Wednesday as flood waters from the north of the country began to flow into the area, pushing river levels dangerously high.

More than 250,000 people have been affected and 69 killed by flooding that was triggered last week by monsoon rains, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said."



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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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