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Insurance as protection against disasters - who's it meant to help?

Insurance as protection against disasters - who's it meant to help?

The British government's announcement at the G20 summit this weekend of £30 million ($38.6 million) in support to set up a London Centre for Global Disaster Protection – to help developing countries u...

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Details emerge of 500M euro EU-UN program on women's rights, family planning

Details emerge of 500M euro EU-UN program on women's rights, family planning

The European Commission is preparing a 500 million euro ($570 million) program with the United Nations on women’s rights, which is to be announced at the United Nations General Assembly in September, ...

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Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life

Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life

In Maiduguri, the vast majority of the displaced aren’t living in U.N. camps. Instead, they are eating and sleeping and praying in private homes, whose residents have opened their doors to the newly h...

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Nauru gender and human rights policies under review

Nauru gender and human rights policies under review

A peer review of gender and human rights policies and programmes is being conducted in Nauru this week.

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War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics

War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics

A report challenges the economic migrant myth, revealing that most of those making perilous sea crossing were forced from their homes by persecution and fear.

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7 principles of persuasion for more effective fundraising

7 principles of persuasion for more effective fundraising

Fundraisers and communicators know that understanding audiences and human behaviour is key to success. This article explains some of the principles of persuasion that improve fundraising and campaigni...

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Why we need to get contraceptives to teenagers – podcast

Why we need to get contraceptives to teenagers – podcast

For 1.8 billion young people – the largest cohort ever – family planning will be vital in shaping lives and livelihoods. As leaders prepare for the London Family Planning Summit, Lucy Lamble looks at ...

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Islamic finance provides Kenyans with cushion against drought

Islamic finance provides Kenyans with cushion against drought

This Muslim-majority county's first private cooperative offers interest-free loans, with no fees for late payment - in accordance with Islamic principles.

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The untold cost of cost-effectiveness in family planning

The untold cost of cost-effectiveness in family planning

Environmental and health groups working together on family planning - a partnership that delivers for people living in remote areas.

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Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

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