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11 Apr 2018 description
report Rise Against Hunger

RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) APRIL 11, 2018

Ending hunger in this lifetime is possible, and Rise Against Hunger’s Chief Impact Officer, Edna Ogwangi, traveled to Haiti last month to show the world how a small agricultural project can make a big difference. The Raleigh-based non-profit’s Siloe Agricultural Development Initiative (SADI) project aims to provide sustainability to a small Haitian community and empower the people within it to work for themselves and change their own lives.

01 Dec 2017 description

by Brigitte Rudram and Janot Mendler de Suarez, Climate Centre, Cap-Haïtien

The global launch of pilots of the Y-Adapt programme for engagement by young people in action on climate change took place in the northern Haitian city of Cap-Haitien in October, at a new regional training centre for the Haitian Red Cross (HRC), built with support from the American Red Cross.

17 Jun 2016 description

Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;

CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated

In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;

Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression

06 Nov 2015 description

Washington, D.C. - Today at an event on Capitol Hill, Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, announced that developing countries are making substantial progress against global hunger, poverty and malnutrition, thanks in part to U.S. Government support. In 2014 alone, Feed the Future reached nearly 19 million households and helped nearly 7 million farmers gain access to new tools and technologies. New data demonstrate that, through Feed the Future and other U.S.

17 Oct 2013 description

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 15 octobre 2013. Il a approuvé l’attribution des subventions suivantes :

Plan international France – Améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile au Togo

29 Oct 2012 description
report AmeriCares

Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 25, 2012 – Pharmaceutical company Midlothian Laboratories recently donated nearly 500 bottles of prenatal vitamins to help pregnant women in the developing world have healthy babies. Volunteer medical teams providing primary care services in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Panama and Togo distributed the vitamins to expectant mothers through AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program. The program supplies U.S.-based health care providers with medicines and medical supplies for 1,000 volunteer trips each year.

16 Jan 2012 description

Posted by Charley Johnson and Priya Jaisinghani/January 17,2012

Charley Johnson serves as a Presidential Management Fellow, and Priya Jaisinghani serves as a Supervisory Program Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Two years after the earthquake, Haiti is rebuilding not just brick by brick, but click by click.

16 Dec 2011 description

Summary

  1. T he objectives of this evaluation of urban case studies are to:

a. review, the tools, practices capacities and methodologies employed by humanitarian agencies in responding to humanitarian crises and emergencies;

b. develop a robust evidence base to support the strategy formulated for meeting humanitarian challenges;

c. enhance IASC’s understanding of challenges and gaps encountered in the humanitarian response.

21 Jun 2011 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Annual report: Review of 2010 - a year of disasters: the challenge of reconstruction in Pakistan and Haiti

22 Mar 2011 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2011

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www.usaid.gov

Today, USAID marks World Water Day with a renewed commitment to assisting the more than 800 million people around the world without access to clean, safe drinking water, and the more than 2.6 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation.

The impact of water on all aspects of development is undeniable: a safe drinking water supply, sanitation for health, management of water resources, and improvement of water …

22 Feb 2011 description

Asamblea General

Sexagésimo quinto período de sesiones

Tema 120 del programa

Fortalecimiento del sistema de las Naciones Unidas

Consejo de Seguridad

Sexagésimo sexto año

Resumen

Cuando las comunidades salen de un conflicto, muchas veces enfrentan una falta crítica de las capacidades necesarias para asegurar una paz sostenible: las capacidades esenciales para mantener un gobierno, restablecer instituciones de justicia, reintegrar a los combatientes desmovilizados, revitalizar la economía, restaurar servicios básicos de atención de la salud y educación, y muchos …

08 Dec 2010 description

Executive summary

This research, conducted in Haiti, Kenya and Thailand, was commissioned by the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), and sought to capture the views of beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance on the effectiveness of measures put in place to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) by humanitarian workers. This study is a follow up to similar research, also on behalf of HAP, conducted by Lattu in 20081.

03 Oct 2010 description
report Convoy of Hope

The number of schoolchildren being fed throughout the world each day by Convoy of Hope jumped to more than 50,000 after the organization increased the number of children being fed in Haiti from some 13,000 to more than 40,000.

"The work we were able to do in the months after last January's earthquake has allowed us to expand our bandwidth in Haiti," says Jeff Nene, senior director - communications and technology. "When the Haitian school year starts next week we'll be adding more than 27,000 children to our feeding program.

22 Sep 2010 description
report World Bank

Overview

School feeding programs are targeted social safety nets that provide both educational and health benefits to the most vulnerable children, thereby increasing enrollment rates, reducing absenteeism, and improving food security at the household level.

14 Jun 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 14 June 2010 (IRIN) - Help for people facing humanitarian catastrophe could be a text message or mouse click away, thanks to software that has proved vital in humanitarian disasters such as the Haiti earthquake.

"Ushahidi" [http://ushahidi.com] is Swahili for testimony and also the name of a website originally developed to map reports of violence and peace efforts following Kenya's 2008 election.

"During the [Kenyan] post-election violence, a few concerned civilians came up with a …

08 Jun 2010 description

BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

11 May 2010 description

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HAITI: RECOVERY ROUNDTABLE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

An international coalition of Methodist and ecumenical church groups have formed a partnership with the Methodist Church of Haiti (EMH) to address long-term development objectives in response to the crisis in Haiti.

Representatives met in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 19-22 for a roundtable discussion of EMH-defined priorities.

The priorities continue and expand work already under discussion in Port-au-Prince the very day of the earthquake, January 12, by representatives of some of the same groups present at …

03 May 2010 description

(Extract)

Kenya

Over the past year, the people of Kadokoi in the arid East Baringo District of Kenya, have seen some important changes in their community. CWS has been working with partner Farming Systems Kenya to make the region more water secure. On Christmas Day 2009, Kadokoi gained access to water for the first time. A borehole well was drilled and equipped with a solar panel. Plus, two water tanks and a water point were installed.

"Before the water tanks were installed, life was much more difficult," says community member Rebecca.

27 Apr 2010 description

This week, G8 development ministers are meeting in Halifax to decide on development priorities for the upcoming leaders summit in June. A key issue being discussed is the health of mothers and young children, and it is easy to understand why: Each year, more than 3.5 million children die as a result of poor nutrition.

28 Feb 2010 description

US Rushes Haiti Aid as Quake Toll Rises

By Ben Barber

A major earthquake struck the densely populated Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince just before 5 p.m., Jan 12. As of Feb. 6, Haiti's government estimated 212,000 were killed, hundreds of thousands badly injured, and up to 3 million people in need of food, water, medical care, and shelter.

The disaster set off one of the world's largest emergency relief operations in recent memory.