Posts tagged ‘Emergencies’
An outline of some recent articles and reports on the situation in Haiti, 2 years after the devastating earthquake.
An overview of some of the key issues we focused on during 2011.
Today is National Potato Day in Ireland – a country that knows the link between hunger, poverty and the potato all too well.
Over many years of responding to droughts, Irish NGOs have learned a number of important lessons about the complex relationships between drought, food scarcity and famine.
Today is World Humanitarian Day. A day to celebrate the dedication of all those people working to help victims of disaster, hunger, disease and conflict. And here are some resources for further reading.
A comment, and summary, of a recent article in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, which listed 14 reasons why people should not help the victims of the famine in Somalia – and then gave one reason why they should.
Some further details about the response by Irish NGOs to the January 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti. To be read in conjuction with http://dochasnetwork.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/haiti-1-year-on/
On 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. The quake killed over 250,000 people and destroyed much of the country’s capital, Port au Prince, where nearly 40% of the nation’s population lived.
2010 saw mega disasters in Haiti and Pakistan. And, despite severe economic crisis at home, a generous response from people across Ireland. This blog argues that it pays to invest in aid, to prevent future crises.