Friday, October 24, 2014

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg: "Using technology that can target mobile phones in a specific area, workers with the United Nations Children’s Fund sent texts to a group of Monrovia teenagers telling them how to sign up for Ebola alerts. The teens texted back questions, such as how can they avoid getting sick?"



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Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight ebola - Oct. 23, 2014

Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight ebola - Oct. 23, 2014: "Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.
The billionaire and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers has been donating money to the cause since August."



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Peer-to-peer proves itself in World Vision's emergency giving to fight Ebola. - DonorDrive

Peer-to-peer proves itself in World Vision's emergency giving to fight Ebola. - DonorDrive

In the race to cure Ebola, doctor uses crowdfunding to raise money

In the race to cure Ebola, doctor uses crowdfunding to raise money

Fidelity Shortlists 9 Charities Fighting Ebola

Fidelity Shortlists 9 Charities Fighting Ebola: "By the end of September Fidelity Charitable donors had made 271 grants totaling $875,000 towards the fight against Ebola. By the third week of October, the total of grants to fight ebola nearly doubled to over 500 and the total dollars climbed to $3.8 million."



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Donations for Ebola Relief Are Slow to Gain Speed - NYTimes.com

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Donations for Ebola Relief Are Slow to Gain Speed - NYTimes.com: "Compared to the rush to donate after major disasters of the last decade or so, charitable giving to address the Ebola tragedy is almost nonexistent, and the relief agencies that typically seek donations after a catastrophe are mostly silent. “Have you had any email solicitations?” asked Patrick M. Rooney, associate dean at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. “If there had been an earthquake or tsunami, my question would be who had solicited you and how many times"



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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Relief for nonprofits launched on anniversary of 2013 Flood - Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Relief for nonprofits launched on anniversary of 2013 Flood - Estes Park Trail-Gazette: "Last year, Colorado experienced horrific flooding and devastation. The mountain communities around Estes Park were especially hard hit and it wasn't just individuals, families and businesses that suffered. Area nonprofits faced their own challenges with increased requests for services, decreased funding and lost revenues. In order to move forward, a group of 35 nonprofits have come together for Mountain Strong for Nonprofits. This new online marketing collaborative is designed to raise seriously needed funding for the groups participating. This effort is being led by Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, (EPNRC), which exists to serve and strengthen the nonprofit organizations of the Estes Valley region by offering resources, educational programs and networking opportunities."



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Friday, October 03, 2014

Audit Faults Nonprofit’s Handling of Millions in Katrina Aid – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Audit Faults Nonprofit’s Handling of Millions in Katrina Aid – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Federal auditors say a nonprofit University of New Orleans research organization failed to account for most of the more than $19-million it received from the U.S. government to repair damage it sustained during Hurricane Katrina, The Times-Picayune writes. The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation is disputing findings that it did not follow federal contracting guidelines on holding an “open and free competition” for repair projects and allotting work to women- and minority-owned small firms, the newspaper also reports."



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Monday, September 29, 2014

More Doctors Volunteering for Duty in Fight Against Ebola – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

More Doctors Volunteering for Duty in Fight Against Ebola – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "More Doctors Volunteering for Duty in Fight Against Ebola
A fear-fueled shortage of doctors and nurses willing to volunteer to battle the Ebola virus in West Africa is easing, reports The New York Times. But experts say it will be a long time yet before field hospitals being built in the region by the U.S. military are sufficiently staffed with trained medical professionals to keep up with the outbreak, which is growing by 600 new cases a week."



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Govt to dole out festival cash to flood victims | National

Govt to dole out festival cash to flood victims | National: "KATHMANDU, SEP 28 - The Central Disaster Relief Committee (CDRC) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on Saturday decided to provide additional relief amount worth Rs 3,000 and Rs 50 each to families affected by floods and landslides as festival allowances and daily living respectively.

A CDRC meeting, chaired by Home Minister Bamdev Gautam, agreed to provide financial assistance to the flood victims, particularly those living in the Mid-western and Far-western regions of the country, said Yadav Koirala, chief at the Disaster Management Division under the Home Ministry."



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds | World news | theguardian.com

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds | World news | theguardian.com

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds
Norwegian Refugee Council finds ‘mega disasters’ such as typhoons and hurricanes drove 22 million people from hom

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PM Relief Fund gets Rs 15.5 m from China | Top Stories

PM Relief Fund gets Rs 15.5 m from China | Top Stories: KATHMANDU, AUG 19 - Northern neighbour China has announced support of Rs. 15.5 million to the Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai handed over the amount on behalf of the autonomous region of Tibet on Tuesday.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Beautiful Portraits of Tsunami Survivors Help a Community Rebuild | Raw File | WIRED

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Mrs. Oikawa Shiyuko seated on the remains of what was once her home, in the town of Otsuchi, Japan. Alejandro Chaskielberg

Once the water’s receded, the rebuilding’s begun and the news crews have departed, how do you photograph a massive natural disaster? Alejandro Chaskielberg grappled with these questions for his series Otsuchi Future Memories, which is about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Helping families build their resilience in the aftermath of a disaster - IFRC

Helping families build their resilience in the aftermath of a disaster - IFRC: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) allocated 180,676 Swiss francs from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to help the Tanzania Red Cross Society in assisting 2,000 people affected by the floods. With the help of the Red Cross, families have now constructed shelters at a temporary site allocated to them by the Government of Tanzania, as they wait to be settled permanently on safer grounds.

‘New Body Has Eased Handling of Disasters’ - The New Indian Express

‘New Body Has Eased Handling of Disasters’ - The New Indian Express

Lawmakers to donate one day’s salary | Capital

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Lawmakers to donate one day’s salary | Capital: The disaster relief fund under the Prime Minister’s Office has collected around Rs 10 million for the victims of Sindhupalchok landslide, but none of it has yet been mobilised, said the Chief District Officer (CDO) of Sindhupalchok, Gopal Parajuli.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie: An Irish NGO has brought emergency communications systems to disaster-stricken countries like Haiti, The Philippines, and Sandy-hit Long Island since setting up in 2010.