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Disaster Preparedness, Investment In Haiti Will Help Nation Recover From 2010 Earthquake

Devex: Learning the hard way: Lessons from the Haiti earthquake Ruth Ayarza, regional manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…Although the United Nations set up clusters around specific themes such as nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene [following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti], no…

Blog Marks 5th Anniversary Of Haiti Earthquake; Discusses Progress, Challenges

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Haiti Still Needs Our Help Thomas Adams, the State Department’s Haiti special coordinator, marks the 5th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. He writes, “Haiti still needs our help. We can do justice to those lost and to all…

WFP Needs $28M To Provide Food For Haitians In 2015, 5 Years Post-Earthquake

U.N. News Centre: Haiti: 5 years after earthquake, U.N. warns progress threatened by poverty, inequality “Five years after a massive earthquake killed 200,000 people in Haiti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for funds to continue momentum towards building more resilient communities that will withstand future disasters.…

U.N. Delivers Food Aid To South Sudan Via Reopened Nile Route

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Steps Up Food Aid to South Sudan “The United Nations started delivering food aid by barge to South Sudan as fears grow that the country’s civil war will lead to widespread famine early next year. The vessel transported the food [December 29] from Sudan by way…

USAID Official Outlines Disaster Response Lessons Learned 10 Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Lessons Learned a Decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami Nancy Lindborg, USAID’s assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, discusses USAID’s response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and outlines “six lessons that inform the way we respond to disasters a decade” later (12/26).

U.N.’s Ban Begins West Africa Visit, Urges Communities To Follow Health Regulations

Associated Press: U.N. chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. … Concern has grown…

U.N. Launches $8.4B Humanitarian, Development Appeal For Syria

New York Times: U.N. Seeks $8.4 Billion for Syrians “The United Nations said Thursday that it was seeking $8.4 billion, more than the annual economic output of dozens of small countries, to help nearly 18 million victims of Syria’s conflict during 2015…” (Gladstone, 12/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. launches 2015…

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