Posts tagged ‘Pakistan’

Pakistan & Haiti 2010: Investing in Prevention?

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.

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Continue Reading 26/12/2010 at 4:08 pm 1 comment

Aiding Pakistan

Never before was our aid needed so much. We cannot turn our backs on people in their hour of need, and we cannot row back on our promise to be a caring part of the international community.

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Continue Reading 26/08/2010 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

How you can help people back from the brink

Following the catastrophic floods in Pakistan, this blog sets out a few issues relating to effective humanitarian aid, and encourages the reader to log onto http://www.HowYouCanHelp.ie, a public information website about the principles and mechanisms of effective relief.

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Continue Reading 06/08/2010 at 8:34 am 2 comments

Pakistan Floods: Lessons learned from other flooding disasters

As people in Pakistan struggle to recover from the catastrophic flooding in many parts of that country, and Irish aid agencies are assisting the most vulnerable people, we list a few of the lessons learned in the past, in the hope of informing future relief programmes.

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Continue Reading 03/08/2010 at 9:17 pm 2 comments


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Today is World Food Day. A day to celebrate that the days of truly enormous famines are over: http://blog.concern.net/global-hunger-index-2015-mapping-the-worlds-hunger
Meet "Chocolate Mamas", producers of chocolate in #Tanzania, creating Tanzanian jobs. While #cocoa is grown in West Africa and Asia, most #chocolate (the finished product) is made in Europe or the USA. Meet Jaki Kweka, who is trying to change that.
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Costa Rica, #Afghanistan, China, #India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/sep/15/five-developing-countries-ditching-fossil-fuels-china-india-costa-rica-afghanistan-albania?CMP=share_btn_tw
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50,000 rice farmers in #IvoryCoast are now working with better seeds, improving food security in the West African country. As a result, harvests have increased. Source: World Bank, photo: Jbdodane / CC BY
Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations. As Ethiopians celebrate their New Year, they also prepare to mark the beginning of operations of a tram system in the #Ethiopian capital #AddisAbaba. Read more: http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-09-20-sub-saharan-africas-first-light-rail-system-starts-operationsyou-guessed-it-in-ethiopia
Going Mobile in #Malawi”. A mobile phone information service established last year to provide timely information to rural poor farmers in a southern African country, has been used nearly half a million times since its launch. Established in Malawi by Gorta-Self Help Africa last year, the ‘321’ voice-activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with farm information and advice that they can access at the push of a button. And it’s all free.
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