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Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.

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Around 41 million affected by South Asia flooding, situation could worsen: United Nations

Around 41 million affected by South Asia flooding, situation could worsen: United Nations

United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with the Government and partners in Nepal to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the 41 million people affected by flooding...

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Update on Family First New Zealand from the Independent Charities Registration Board

Update on Family First New Zealand from the Independent Charities Registration Board

In its decision the independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Family First New Zealand from the Charities Register because it does not qualify for registration.

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ChildFund: Digitalised Data Collection

ChildFund: Digitalised Data Collection

Conducting large surveys is one way of gathering useful information about the communities we work in. Often we use this tool to better understand the adults, youth and children we serve – whether at t...

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Rachael Le Mesurier of Oxfam interview on TVNZ Breakfast show

Rachael Le Mesurier of Oxfam interview on TVNZ Breakfast show

Since its launch on Tuesday 8th August the INGO Coalition Campaign has had extensive media coverage and political engagement beginning with Oxfam Executive Director, Rachael Le Mesurier's interview on...

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The cost of clean water: $150 billion a year, says World Bank

The cost of clean water: $150 billion a year, says World Bank

Countries need to quadruple spending to deliver universal safe water and sanitation - the lack of which is creating a 'silent emergency'.

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INTERVIEW: Preventing conflict key to relieving suffering, stresses outgoing UN humanitarian chief

INTERVIEW: Preventing conflict key to relieving suffering, stresses outgoing UN humanitarian chief

Mr. O’Brien discusses UN reform efforts and how to avoid a sense of hopelessness from setting in given the numerous crises around the world and the ever increasing needs.

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Cybersecurity key to protecting peacekeeping and disaster responders

Africa Endeavor 2017: ensuring information is not stolen or manipulated is crucial for the protection of individuals working in the humanitarian sector.

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Achim Steiner: The UNDP in times of change

Achim Steiner: The UNDP in times of change

In this speech the new Administrator of the UNDP reflects on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what governments can do to implement the SDGs.

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Rohingya: Even babies were not spared by the army

Rohingya: Even babies were not spared by the army

Residents accuse security forces of shooting 'indiscriminately' at the Muslim minority, forcing thousands to flee.

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