Monthly Archives: December 2021

How Drivers Should Prepare For Icy Roads Over New Years’ Weekend

COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ) As you refuel the car for your vacation plans, you may want to include an ice scraper and other items to help you survive the harsh winter weather. ABC Stormtrack’s weather team issued a daytime weather alert for winter storms on Saturday. The possibility of freezing rain …

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Grave violations of children’s rights in conflict on the rise around the world, warns UNICEF – World

Less than half of parties to conflict around the world have committed to protecting children NEW YORK, December 31, 2021 – This year has brought a series of grave violations against children in protracted and emerging conflicts, UNICEF warned today. From Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria to northern Ethiopia, thousands …

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Palestinian detainee after 136 days of hunger strike is “on the verge of death”, says brother

Palestinian detainee Hisham Abu Hawash was unconscious from Thursday to Sunday, before being transferred to an Israeli hospital Hisham Abu Hawash has lost mobility from neck to toe and is unaware of his surroundings, says brother [Getty] Palestinian detainee Hisham Abu Hawash, who has been on hunger strike for 136 …

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Kentucky Colonels Distribute $ 245,000 for Tornado Relief

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) – This week, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels sent overnight delivery checks totaling $ 245,000 to 23 nonprofits providing disaster relief services in the west Kentucky after the tornadoes of December 10. “This is just a down payment from the Kentucky colonels for our neighbors in …

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Woodbridge Woman Arrested After Officer Assaulted – WDVM25 & DCW50

Maryland appear to end on a high note, in Taulia’s record breaking season, playing Pinstripe Bowl on Wednesday Sports / 1 day ago Video A-10 Basketball Postpones Upcoming Conference Games, Revises COVID Forfeiture Policy Sports / 1 day ago Video Linganore’s undefeated boys’ basketball constantly looking to improve Sports / …

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Honoring the history of the Valley | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – Judith M. Sheridan, a Bloomfield resident who works with many local historical groups in Trumbull County, received the 2021 Award of Excellence for the Year from the Ohio Local History Alliance for her work at the Harriet Taylor Upton Association. Sheridan, a member of the Upton Association, said …

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News Flash • Nevada County, California • CivicEngage

The National Weather Service predicts a continuation of cold and wet weather this evening and throughout the week. Considering the weather forecast and widespread power outages, Nevada County and Sierra roots activate the Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol for Tonight, Monday Night, with COVID-19 security measures in place. The county will …

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Duterte warns profiteers and hoarders following “Odette”

(File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said business owners profiting from consumer goods in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette could be arrested. In his pre-recorded Talk to the People speech on Monday night, Duterte threatened to order the arrest of business owners implicated in the overvaluation of commodities …

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QRCS supplies solar power to Gaza health center [EN/AR] – Occupied Palestinian Territory

December 27, 2021 – Doha: As part of its interventions to support the health sector in Gaza, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has endowed the Deir Al-Balah health center, affiliated with the Red Crescent Palestinian (PRCS), in solar energy, through a project to secure renewable energies for the PRCS …

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David Pomerantz retires from Northampton Central Services Department

NORTHAMPTON – When David Pomerantz retires at the end of the year, he’s not going to get up and relax. He will continue to work with governments to improve energy efficiency and tackle climate change, and he will spend some time in Ireland. Northampton central services manager Pomerantz, 70, announced …

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Red Cross calls for blood donations as supply hits all-time low

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The American Red Cross, which supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood, says its supply is at historically low levels. “If more donors don’t come in to donate, hospitals could be forced to delay care for patients who depend on blood transfusion,” said Mandy McWherter, of …

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More than 30 people killed, Save the Children staff missing in Myanmar attack

By Jessie Yeung and Maija Ehlinger, CNN At least 30 people, including women and children, were killed on Friday in Kayah state in eastern Myanmar, according to the Karenni Human Rights Group, and two members of the international humanitarian group Save the Children remain missing. The “charred remains” were discovered …

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Hunger is of greater concern than COVID-19 in wintery Afghanistan, aid agencies say – World News

Photo: The Canadian Press As the first snowfall dusted the Afghan capital of Kabul earlier this month, Mary-Ellen McGroarty reflected on the harsh winter that awaited her. COVID-19 was far from a priority. Unlike much of the rest of the world where concern over the fifth wave of the Omicron-triggered …

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Colville Tribes to Receive Federal Aid for Destruction of Summer Wildfires After Major Emergency Declaration

Confederate tribal areas of the Colville Reservation affected by last summer’s wildfires will receive federal disaster assistance after President Joe Biden issued a declaration of major disaster, the US Department said this week. Housing and Urban Development. Biden released Colville’s reservation statement on Wednesday. As of today, HUD is providing …

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Red Cross blood supply at historically low level!

(MURFREESBORO) As the holiday season continues, concern mounts for the nation’s blood supply, which has now dropped to worrying levels and could force hospitals to suspend essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients. Contact the Murfreesboro Red Cross and see when a blood drive is scheduled that will fit your …

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Ocean Viking rescue ship carrying 114 migrants remains stranded a week later

A rescue ship that rescued 114 migrants off the Libyan coast last week is still looking for a safe port to disembark them. A week after picking up the migrants, the Ocean Viking rescue vessel was still stranded at sea, according to the NGO SOS Méditerranée. “A week after their …

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S’pore contributes S $ 82,000 to flood and typhoon relief in M’sia and the Philippines

Singapore government donates $ 82,000 to Red Cross for flood and typhoon relief While many Singaporeans wanted more rain during the recent drought, others in our neighboring countries wanted quite the opposite. Across the road, Malaysia has been hit by torrential rains in several states, causing devastating flooding. In the …

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Team Toyota: British Columbia Toyota Dealers Donate $ 36,750 to Red Cross During Flood

Toronto, Ontario – Toyota’s BC Dealers Association played an important role in helping their neighbors get back on their feet after the heavy rains in November, contributing to a combined donation of $ 151,750 to the Canadian Red Cross and its Flood Appeal and extreme weather conditions in British Columbia. …

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Hope and the Hype – Humanitarian Protection in the Digital Space – World

INTRODUCTION Despite the many regulatory and political measures taken to limit human suffering during war, civilians living in conflict zones and violent environments remain the main victims of abuses and the effects of violence. Unfortunately, this reality shows no signs of slowing down. Some of the factors that fuel the …

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The 100 “most influential” people in healthcare, according to Modern Healthcare

Modern healthcare last week released its list of the ‘100 most influential people in health’ for 2021, awarding the top two spots to vaccine innovators for their role in producing effective Covid-19 vaccines . 16 things CEOs need to know in 2022 How? ‘Or’ What Modern healthcare make the list …

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Beshear provides a comprehensive overview of the state’s response to a tornado; confirms 76 deaths

Governor Andy Beshear said the most accurate number of lives lost was 76. The governor has repeatedly said he waited to confirm three people from Dawson Springs who at one point were included in the Hopkins County report. He said those three would already be counted in Caldwell County’s numbers. …

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British men’s basketball to host western Kentucky on Wednesday

History links LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s basketball team will host Western Kentucky at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Rupp Arena in place of the originally scheduled rivalry game against Louisville. The game will remain on ESPN. The UK’s game against Louisville was postponed Monday morning due to positive …

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Afghanistan: Pakistani army chief calls for joint international efforts to avert looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday called for joint international efforts to avert the looming humanitarian crisis in war-torn Afghanistan. General Bajwa made the remarks during a meeting with the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, who visited him at the army headquarters in …

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Volunteer opportunities: December 19, 2021 | Verve Valley

Editor’s Note: Due to the current coronavirus situation, many organizations are closed and events have been canceled. Some of the opportunities listed in this column may have been suspended at this time. Others may continue to accept applications for volunteer positions. Please check with individual organizations for availability at this …

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Who gets help after a hurricane or flood? FEMA will start following him by race

In the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, and other disasters, most Americans know you can seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, known as FEMA. What they don’t know is that since 2002 almost half of these applicants have been turned down. As of this year, some 15 million households …

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International Migrants Day 2021: Declaration of the United Nations Network on Migration in Iraq – Iraq

Baghdad – Every year on December 18, the United Nations celebrates International Migrants Day to highlight the contributions migrants make, as well as the challenges they may face. Overwhelmingly, migration benefits individuals and societies – in countries of origin and destination. Despite this, in recent years, several worrying trends confirm …

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Afghan Taliban leaders call for help as migrant crisis looms

A Taliban fighter guards a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 16, 2021. REUTERS / Ali Khara Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, December 18 (Reuters) – Senior Taliban officials on Saturday appealed for international assistance to tackle the worsening economic crisis that has fueled fears …

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Grayson organizes to help disaster victims | News

The devastation from last weekend’s tornadoes was felt across the country, but as these communities work to pick up the pieces and rebuild, individuals and organizations, many in Grayson County, have made every effort to provide help and support. A native of Grayson County and executive director of the Western …

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‘No substitute for local blood donors’: Hampton Roads healthcare organizations team up to encourage blood donation

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton Roads healthcare organizations are teaming up to encourage eligible donors to donate this holiday season. Click here to subscribe to our last minute email alerts “We can only deliver vital blood to area hospitals with the support of our community,” said Jonathan McNamara, American Red …

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Family of Emden woman injured in house explosion discuss Red Cross help

ENBDEN, ME (WABI) – Caide McLean, a Marine Corporal, was doing his homework at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina in October when he discovered his childhood home in Embden had blown up. Her mother, Tamara, who was at home, suffered severe burns. “I’m just doing my thing at work, and …

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Sudan: the ICRC in Sudan will train rapid support forces for humanitarian law

Khartoum – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sudan on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum. The Communist Party of Sudan has accused the country’s military of destabilizing the situation in the western region of Sudan out of self-interest. The …

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Hello, Brooklyn: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: New York City Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating unidentified man who is seen in the attached photos and video and is wanted in connection with a transit assault within the boundaries of 84th District / Transit District 30. Last Friday December 10, 2021 …

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Nexstar Relief Campaign for the American Red Cross – WJET / WFXP / YourErie.com

New York real estate development firm plans to convert the Avalon hotel into an apartment complex News / 13 minutes ago Video SCI Albion organizes a job fair to fill vacant positions News / 10 minutes ago Video Power is restored to Presque Isle after the weekend windstorm News / …

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Charter Flights to Facilitate Taiwan’s Aid in Global Rescue Missions | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An exercise was held Monday, December 13, at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, in which the country tested its ability to mobilize resources for global rescue missions through charter flights. Previously, Taiwanese teams involved in international humanitarian aid work had to travel to destinations via commercial flights …

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Central American foreign agent laws undermine U.S. migration strategy

WASHINGTON – Journalist Julio López says he has endured years of harassment and violence from the Nicaraguan government and its supporters for his investigative reporting on corruption and human rights. But in April 2018, the crackdown took a darker turn. Pro-government activists stole his cell phone and beat him until …

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Middle TN continues to recover after 7 tornadoes hit the ground

Governor Bill Lee on the storms, tornadoes that hit western Tennessee. Governor Bill Lee on the storms, tornadoes that hit western Tennessee. Nashville Tennessee Tennessee residents woke up Monday morning after a grueling weekend of tornadoes, high winds, massive power outages and widespread blackouts. Storms that spread overnight from Friday …

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American Red Cross Indiana region deploys volunteers to Kentucky to help with recovery efforts

Sunday, December 12, 2021 5:38 PM INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana region of the American Red Cross is deploying three volunteers to Mayfield, Ky., To help with recovery efforts after deadly tornadoes swept through the city on Friday night.Volunteers will help with mental health services, food assistance and deployment support. More …

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Sahelian countries unite for universal access to quality education

With renewed interest in uprooting French rule, Russia finally began its forays into the Sahel region, an elongated landlocked territory located between North Africa (Maghreb) and the West African region, and also extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. While it remains largely underdeveloped and more of the …

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The Salvation Army activates emergency relief in areas affected by tornadoes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Salvation Army has activated its disaster emergency services personnel to respond to the immediate needs of survivors and first responders affected by a flood of tornadoes. On Friday night, a powerful and deadly storm system swept through six states – Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois …

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Some conventional arms treaties face emerging challenges, including lethal autonomous weapons, says Secretary-General at Review Conference – World

SG / SM / 21076DECEMBER 10, 2021 Here is the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the Sixth Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, to be held on December 13: I am pleased to address my greetings to the Sixth Review …

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Protecting protectors: How safe are aid workers’ lives in conflict zones?

In a world affected by brutal civil strife, endless proxy wars, violent extremism and warlords, and now counting with the impact of COVID-19, the need to help vulnerable people will continue to grow. ‘to expand. At the same time, the security conditions in which humanitarian workers are deployed and operate …

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Devastated FNQ Banana Farms Approach Full Production After Increase in QRIDA Disaster Aid | Queensland Country Life

After the cyclonic winds, associated with tropical cyclone Niran, devastated the Capricorn Coast banana industry in early March, several banana farms are now resuming full production. Hundreds of hectares of banana trees across the Cassowary Coast and the northern plateaus have been affected, with some properties around Innisfail reporting losses …

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Terrorism: the Sahel-5 turn to Russia

With renewed interest in uprooting French rule, Russia finally began its forays into the Sahel region, an elongated landlocked territory located between North Africa (Maghreb) and the West African region, and also extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. While it remains largely underdeveloped and more of the …

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Anatomy of a FEMA Appeal | Baker Donelson

A claimant’s right to appeal an unfavorable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decision can be found in Section 423 (a) of the Stafford Act, as implemented by FEMA in 44 CFR § 206.206. Paragraph 206.206 (a) requires an applicant to make their appeal in writing, through the recipient – usually …

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Yuletide: Stanbic IBTC offers easy loans to SMEs

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, recently launched a business-specific facility to help small and medium-sized businesses cope with the expected spike in footfall during the Christmas season. In a virtual session on the topic: “SME Loan: Meet Your Short Needs in This Festive Season”, …

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Economists to discuss outlook for 2022 at 28th luncheon

Submitted photo From left to right, moderator Brett Biggs, international speaker Juhi Dhawan, national speaker David Altig and state and regional speaker Mervin Jebaraj FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 28th Annual Business Forecast Luncheon returns next month and will feature a panel of three distinguished economists who will speak on regional, …

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Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining, Gender Equality and Inclusion Annual Report 2020 – Global

INTRODUCTION In recent years, the GICHD has taken continuous steps to promote gender equality and inclusion, both internally and in its external work. In its internal structure, the Mine and Gender Action Program (GMAP) was integrated as a division of the GICHD in March 2019.1 In addition, in 2020, the …

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Don’t let Afghans starve (letter) | Letters to the Editor

The International Red Cross warns that half of Afghanistan’s 40 million people could starve this winter because of international sanctions. Some $ 10 billion in Afghan reserves are frozen in US banks. International aid is cut off. Cash is insufficient to pay the country’s doctors, nurses, teachers, sanitation workers and …

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Haines residents gather to remember landslide victims | Alaska News

HAINES, Alaska (AP) – Residents gathered in Haines to remember the two people killed in a landslide last year. The ceremony, held on Saturday, honored kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson and David Simmons, who worked for an economic development organization, Anchorage TV station KTUU reported. Larson’s family is raising funds to …

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AMN Healthcare board members Sylvia Trent-Adams and Daphne E. Jones named among Savoy magazine’s most influential black corporate directors

DALLAS, December 06, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Two members of the Board of Directors of AMN Healthcare – Daphne E. Jones and Sylvia Trent-Adams – have been appointed to Savoie Magazine prestigious 2021 list of The most influential black corporate directors. This press release features multimedia. See the full version …

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Highest UN humanitarian appeal falls on deaf ears

On Thursday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) appealed to the great powers for a record $ 41 billion to help the 183 million people most in need of life-saving aid. This is a big increase from the $ 35 billion requested for 2021 and …

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The government is aiming for a target of 100% vax

The Philippines could increase its COVID-19 immune vaccination target from 70% to 100% of the country’s population to prevent community transmission of emerging variants of the coronavirus, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Sunday. INSTANTANEOUS. A family takes a groufie with a Belen – a nativity scene showing …

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Three months after Hurricane Ida, residents are still waiting for FEMA housing

It was not until November 2021 that each resident was placed in temporary housing after Hurricane Laura hit southwest Louisiana in August 2020, although many residents were placed in units before. this date. After Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August 2017, it was not until the following June …

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Red Cross says Omicron variant shows dangers of vaccine inequality

The Omicron Covid variant has shown the dangers of vaccine inequality, especially in conflict zones, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The head of the ICRC crisis management team, Esperanza Martinez, has warned that vaccinating tens of millions of people living in conflict zones and other hard-to-reach …

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Omicron spreads to 38 countries, no deaths reported: World Health Organization

The United States and Australia have become the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of Omicron. (To file) Geneva: The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries, but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities around the world rushed to stem the …

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Unanimously adopting resolution 2608 (2021), the Security Council renews the authorization for international naval forces to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia – Somalia

SC / 14717 SECURITY COUNCIL8917TH MEETING * (PM) Resolutions achieved goal of reducing attacks, key official says, but hopes future aid will align with Somali priorities The Security Council today renewed for three more months its authorization to States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means …

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CommonWealth Magazine

IT’S CLEAR that pandemic struggles have made paying rent more difficult for many people, even though moratoriums on evictions have helped them stay at home. A report released this week by Metro Housing Boston puts a staggering figure on the help residents of the greater Boston area need. In one …

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Strategy 2022-2023 – Asia-Pacific Regional Cash Working Group – World

1 SUMMARY 1.1 background The Asia-Pacific region is marked by an increased number of climate-related disasters, demonstrating the need for more emphasis on inter-agency preparedness and early action. In this context, alongside global commitments to increase the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and to link with national social …

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths at the launch of Global Humanitarian Snapshot 2022, Washington, DC, December 2, 2021 – World

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak at this launch. Before I start I just want to say how clear Samantha Power’s remarks were. I totally agree that we cannot continue to exponentially increase the budget and the humanitarian aid footprint. In fact, I had a very useful …

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Disaster relief for our customers affected by flooding in Inglewood

With flood waters causing damage, disruption and displacement in the Inglewood area of ​​Queensland, near the NSW border, we have activated an assistance package for our customers as well as the Free access to Telstra Air Wi-Fi where possible. As the floodwaters begin to recede, we know that many people …

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Tell Tales 12-2-21 – The Lighthouse

Sorry to hear of Jerry Rusk’s passing. He was a very successful businessman from the Toledo area who moved here I think in the 1990s with his wife Kathy. Jerry was an avid waterfowl hunter and always wanted to live in a swamp. He found a waterfowl hunting swamp south …

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Remarks by SRSG Patten “A Woman Even Here” Women’s Right to Safety and Dignity in Humanitarian Response – UNFPA event at EXPO 2020, Dubai, November 30, 2021 – Worldwide

I am delighted to be here in Dubai to reflect on our global goals, including promoting tolerance and inclusiveness, and how we can ensure that no one is left behind as we build the collective future that we want. I would like to sincerely thank Dubai Cares and UNFPA for …

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