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Some Levity After a Rough Few Days: Do They Know It’s Halloween?

It’s been a tough few days for much of the Western Hemisphere. Nothing goes together like Halloween and Unicef, so enjoy this funny send up of international aid charity songs–the proceeds of which un-ironically went to UNICEF.

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Hurricane Sandy lashed Haiti with heavy winds and rain this week, flooding earthquake survivors' camps and tents with garbage. Credit: International Rescue Committee

Sandy’s Devastation in Haiti Way, Way Worse Than New York or New Jersey

Haiti was spared a direct hit by Sandy, but the damage, death, and displacement caused by the storm is much, much worse than anywhere else on the planet right now.

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Top of the Morning: UN To Launch Sandy Emergency Appeal for Haiti; Massive Displacement in Myanmar Stretches Resources

Top stories from DAWNS Digest.

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Malala and Beyond: 5 Incredibly Brave Global Youth Activists You Should Know

The heinous shooting of 14-year-old protest blogger Malala Yousafzai has made the international news this month. Here are 5 other incredibly brave young activists fighting against injustice.

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an iconic image--though fake--of the storm

Top of the Morning: Sandy Devastates US East Coast; UN Launches First Ever “Atlas of Climate and Health”

Top stories from DAWNS Digest.

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With Sandy Looming, Will Americans Experience A Potable Water Crisis?

UN Dispatch contributor Annie Feighery weighs in on how Hurricane Sandy may affect water supplies on the East Coast.

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