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Haiti: four years on from the quake

Does the international community remember Haiti four years since the earthquake of 12 January 2010? In reality, the euphemism of ‘international community’ means the Western world, that is, the US, UK and Europe, and certainly not the rest of the 150 countries and more that make up the UN.

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Humanitarianism in the Network Age: Groundbreaking Study

For the first time, OCHA published a policy document on humanitarian technology and innovation. It “is by far the most honest, enlightened and refreshing look at the state of the humanitarian response today; a grounded and well-researched study that provides hope, leadership and a clear vision for the future of humanitarianism in the network age”, writes on his blog Patrick Meier, Director of Innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

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Record aid shortfall abandons millions to their fate

UNITED NATIONS – Global funding for humanitarian aid interventions saw the biggest shortfalls in 10 years in 2011, according to a new report, raising questions about the international community’s ability to meet a 20-percent greater need for 2012 driven by drought and conflict.

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Inviting Africans to G8: “is just window-dressing”

CAPE TOWN – Questions are being asked about whether the Group of Eight invitation to seven African states to attend its summit in Ontario, Canada, reflects its concern about the litany of unmet promises dating from its 2005 Gleneagles meeting — or whether it merely amounts to another bout of window-dressing.

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Glez – Obama and Haiti

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Glez – Haiti

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