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Help Find a Sango or Kaba Speaker

This morning I came across a heartwarming, humanity affirming story about a California high school that is rallying around a teenage boy named Samedi Djeimguero.  He speaks no English. Only a language native of Central African Republic. Help him find a translator.

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Sending Bed Nets to Prevent a Looming Humanitarian Emergency in South Sudan

I just participated in a conference call about the crisis, what Nothing But Nets is doing to meet the challenge — and how some basketball stars and a Broadway philanthropy are helping the cause. Read below. Have a listen. And Send a Net.

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Afghan IDP Children are Freezing to Death. Here’s How to Help.

“Is that reasonable that all of them would die at night?” That’s how Afghanistan’s top disaster response official responded when asked about the nearly two dozen children who have frozen to death in IDP camps in Kabul over the past month.

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Map of the Day: South Sudan’s Humanitarian Crises

I just concluded a Google Hangout with WFP spokesperson Judith Schuler who’s currently in Asosa, Ethiopia monitoring the influx of refugees from across the border in South Sudan

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Asylum Claims Poised to Hit 8 Year High

Every six months, the UN Refugee Agency publishes statistics on the number of people who apply for asylum in industrialized countries.  The twice yearly “Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries” is something of a proxy for trends in global conflict, crises and displacement.

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Will the International Community Have to Funnel Their Aid Through a Terrorist Organization?

East Africa is suffering its worst drought in 60 years and millions are streaming towards already crowded refugee camps. Al Shabaab has become an important interlocutor for the provision of humanitarian aid.

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