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High heels, skis, woollen blankets: what not to send to a tropical island when disaster strikes

High heels, skis, woollen blankets: what not to send to a tropical island when disaster strikes

A warehouse in Vanuatu’s capital holds 10 huge shipping containers filled to the brim with discarded goods and rotting food. This is what’s left of the piles of donations sent nearly three years ago.

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African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

Cases of double ownership of land are common in Kenya, where cartels collude with officials to create parallel titles for parcels they want to acquire illegally.

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Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

Solar power push lights up options for India’s rural women

From cash to buy bicycles to jobs that avoid early marriage, solar mini-grid power is giving Uttar Pradesh women choices.

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Dengue vaccination: when being the first is a bad idea

Dengue vaccination: when being the first is a bad idea

As scientists and politicians fight over the failure of Asia’s first mass dengue vaccination programme, the biggest casualty may be people’s confidence in vaccination and other public health programme...

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Aid groups targeted by fake news, report says

Aid groups targeted by fake news, report says

The report highlights the experience of international NGOs which have been targeted by false stories designed to disrupt their work and smear the reputations of senior staff.

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UN human rights chief laments PNG land grab problem

UN human rights chief laments PNG land grab problem

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein met with PNG's prime minister Peter O'Neill and found that corruption remains rife in PNG, affecting the right to land of its citizens.

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Lack of water and sanitation in hospitals mars SDG progress

Lack of water and sanitation in hospitals mars SDG progress

A recent study has found poor water and sanitation services in low and middle-income countries which threaten the achievement of water and health SDGs.

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5 digital fundraising tips for small NGOs

5 digital fundraising tips for small NGOs

Don’t be put off by a lack of fancy tools or technical skills. Here are some top tips to help small NGOs build an effective digital fundraising strategy.

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Isis claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Isis claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Gunmen stormed the offices of Save the Children in Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 27 in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Crumbling Congo – the making of a humanitarian emergency

Crumbling Congo – the making of a humanitarian emergency

The immense suffering has reached a new low in the east of the country, where an escalating conflict has triggered a new wave of civilian displacement, food insecurity and human rights abuse.

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