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U.S. Government Sending Disaster Response Teams, Funding To Earthquake-Hit Nepal

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Providing Shelter and Food Assistance to Nepal’s Earthquake Survivors “…In the aftermath of the earthquake [in Nepal], USAID quickly deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the region and provided $10 million in emergency assistance. USAID also activated Urban Search and Rescue Teams to…

President Obama To Nominate Gayle Smith As USAID Administrator

News outlets report on a White House statement announcing President Obama’s intent to nominate Gayle E. Smith to head USAID. Foreign Policy: Obama Taps Insider Gayle Smith to Lead USAID “President Barack Obama has tapped a longtime Africa expert and member of his inner circle to run USAID, a move…

Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response Following Earthquake In Nepal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal Amanda Lanzarone, associate program officer on the emergency response team in the foundation’s global development program, discusses the foundation’s announcement of two grants totaling $1 million to Oxfam America and Lutheran World Relief for humanitarian relief…

SciDev.Net Spotlight Features News, Commentary, Analysis On Ebola’s Lessons For Health Systems, Outbreak Response

SciDev.Net: Managing health crises after Ebola “…This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It features commentary by Sylvie Briand of the WHO, Rosamund Southgate of Médecins Sans Frontières, and Annie Wilkinson of the Institute of Development Studies. It includes first-hand accounts by researchers…

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