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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola: Prevention is possible but people are dying alone

When you listen to the experts, Ebola is both scarier and less scary than it initially appears.

It’s less scary because soap and chlorine can kill it, and the proper infrastructure and adequate information can protect against it.

It’s terrifying, because thousands without those simple advantages are dying, in terrible pain, of a disease that is highly infectious and has neither vaccine nor antidote.

“Numbers are doubling or tripling every few weeks”

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Liberia + 2 others
Australian humanitarian agencies issue joint call to action on Ebola

As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, leaders of Australian humanitarian agencies have issued a joint call to action for the Australian government.

“The world is fast approaching a point of no return in halting the spread of Ebola. Current estimates indicate that we could see 10,000 new cases per week by mid-December. Should global efforts at this stage fail to increase in both pace and effort, the long-term consequences in West Africa and beyond will be catastrophic,” said Marc Purcell, Executive Director of ACFID.

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On Global Handwashing Day, we ask why aren’t people here washing their hands?

By Kate Aykroyd, Info/Comms Officer, Emergency Response Team, Guinea

A little over a week ago I arrived in Guinea to help assess Save the Children’s response to Ebola and establish how we could do more.

I was excited but nervous as I disembarked the plane, eyeing passengers cautiously for signs of sickness or fever.

I had resolved to touch nothing and nobody. I didn’t realise then how tough that would be.

In Conakry

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It’s World Food Day but people here are starving [Video]

The world produces enough food for everyone - but not everyone has enough food. We all understand the unfairness of starvation in a well-fed world. Yet still it happens.

I’m currently in Chiquimula, Guatemala, which sits along the ‘dry corridor’ - an area that is, as the name suggests, harsh and dry, and which stretches across Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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Manual sobre estándares internacionales de derechos humanos aplicables a los niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes

I. Introducción

El impacto de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño (CDN) ha sido muy importante: es el tratado de derechos humanos que goza de mayor aceptación y reconocimiento internacional, con 194 ratificaciones por parte de los Estados y cercano a la ratificación universal.

JOBS

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Health Programme Manager Hodeida

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2014 Save the Children

The role

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Food Security Advisor

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2014 Save the Children

Essential

  • Postgraduate qualification in discipline related to agricultural economics, development economics, agriculture, food security or other relevant discipline or commensurate work experience in lieu of postgraduate qualification.
  • Significant international experience in food security and livelihoods programming in developing countries with specific experience and/or advanced understanding of at least three of the following
  • social protection systems for vulnerable populations especially pastoral and agro-pastoral populations

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Director of Programme Operations

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2014 Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

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Food Security Deputy Chief of Party, Non-Emergency Title II Program - Niger

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2014 Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.

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Food Security Chief of Party, Non-Emergency Title II Program - Niger

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2014 Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.