All posts tagged with: aid

Medicine and MSF

Posted November 19, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are nearly 7.2 billion people on our planet. Isn't that shocking? As it is, I think most of us Generation Y's are feeling that we are running out of space. For what? I'm not exactly sure. In fact, space is no longer the issue. Rather, it is affordable, efficient and available health care. The international program, Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontieres (pardon the lack of accent grave for any French readers), caught my eye in this re...


UN issues 2014 appeal to tackle global humanitarian crisis

Posted January 6, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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"2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different,"

Source: http://www.dw.de/un-issues-2014-appeal-to-tackle-g...

The UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has warned of an unprecedented global crisis in 2014. She called for increased support for millions displaced by conflict and natural disasters. Valerie Amos warned Thursday that millions at the beginning of 2014 were facing severe hardship either as internally displaced people or as refugees. "2013 was a real test of the global humanitarian system, and there is no indication that 2014 will be any different," Amos told reporters in New York...


"Poor countries are doomed to stay poor."

Posted January 22, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Myth! What do you think? "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse. The belief that the world can’t solve extreme poverty and disease isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful. That’s why in...