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14 Feb 2018 description

by Amy Quinton

The poorest people in the world are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including droughts, floods and wildfires. This is especially true for poor farmers in drought-prone regions who rely on crops or livestock to feed their families.

23 Oct 2017 description

By Julia Ann Easley on October 23, 2017, in University News

The University of California, Davis, will use a $500,000 core grant from the Ford Foundation to develop Article 26 Backpack, a cloud-based “ecosystem” to help refugees and other vulnerable young people reclaim their education.

01 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

Bangladesh—having committed to a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030—has declared a national elimination goal of 2027. The country has made impressive progress towards this goal, reducing cases by 50% and deaths by 54% in just six years. The malaria program has renamed itself as the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) due to its recent successes and transition from control to elimination activities.

28 Oct 2016 description

New Research Finds Humanitarian Assistance To Refugees Boosts Uganda’s Economy

KAMPALA – A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and these benefits are greater when the assistance is in the form of cash transfers and land for agricultural production.

03 Jul 2015 description

Author(s):Megan Mayzelle Maria-Paz Santibañez, Jessica Schweiger, and Courtney Jallo

Date Published: June 23, 2015

Afghanistan is well suited for use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agricultural extension, but no coherent bodies of knowledge regarding the ICT in Afghan extension landscape currently exist. This assessment aims to inform organizations seeking to employ ICT in agricultural development in Afghanistan about current players and recourses, past efforts, and potential keys to success.

28 Jul 2014 description

The crisis in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on professors, university students, and the education sector, not only in Syria but also in the neighboring countries that are hosting so many displaced Syrians. In this report, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and its Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis looks at the conditions and educational needs of Syrians university students and scholars in Lebanon.

31 May 2013 description
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Human Rights Center recommends to UN ways to improve protections in refugee camps

Contact: Andrea Lampros, Human Rights Center communications manager 510.847.4469 or 510.643.7215, alampros@berkeley.edu

31 Aug 2012 description

UCSF, Sri Lankan Researchers Credit Adaptability of Malaria Control Program

By Kristen Bole on August 29, 2012

Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014.

25 Apr 2012 description

By Kristen Bole on April 24, 2012

01 Jul 2011 description

Liberia’s civil war between 1989 and 2003 left hundreds of thousands dead, and many more affected by the extreme violence that ravaged the country. Peacebuilding and reconstruction have been daunting challenges for a country that was divided and impoverished even before the war. The conflict destroyed or damaged almost all structures and institutions of the state, the economy, and everyday life. Much progress has been made since President Sirleaf’s government assumed office in 2006, but enormous challenges remain.