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Haiti reaction round-up

Here’s another round-up of today’s news—including on-the-ground stories, pictures and updates—from our partners and friends on their work in Haiti.
American Red Cross
Read a situation report from President and CEO Gail McGovern.

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Haiti throws a spotlight on US Humanitarian Aid

Check out this great post from Porter McConnell of Oxfam:
The US government has an incredible capacity to deploy humanitarian aid in emergencies and natural disasters. But an out-of-date bureaucracy is keeping humanitarian aid workers from responding in places like Haiti as effectively as possible.

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Oxfam: Do not assume anything about population

The Oxfam America Blog has a really interesting post this morning looking at the controversial subject of population control. I’ve excerpted part of it below, but you can read the full piece here.

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“We will drown if we don’t act.”

It’s week two of the climate talks. And while world leaders continue to confront the challenges of climate change in Copenhagen, Africans have been gathering together in their communities for months to share stories and search for solutions to help fight the effects.
Throughout the fall, Oxfam conducted dozens of these community-wide climate hearings across the African continent.
In the town of Assella, Ethiopia, over ten thousand people ran, walked, even rode to a local stadium to make their voices heard.

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Oxfam GB Partner in Brazil is awarded by UN Habitat

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The Bento Rubião Foundation, an Oxfam GB partner in Brazil, has had its Land and Housing Programme awarded by Habitat, the UN agency whose mission [...]

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Weather insurance: swapping sweat for security

Check out the latest partner post for our Food Security in Focus series, this time from Oxfam America. The post below describes an innovative way that Ethiopian farmers are dealing with the effects of climate change.

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