Poverty Inc: The Uncomfortable Side of Charity

Wednesday evening.  Pillows, popcorn, pizza, and drinks.  As the evening set in, aspiring humanitarians representing countries all over the middle east gathered in a small-ish room in Tbilisi, Georgia to watch a film.  Poverty Inc. bills itself as a film…

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Predicting People Movement after a Disaster

The Flowminder Foundation have been discovering some fascinating insights into the movement of people after disaster.  The team in Sweden have analysed the data of people using their mobile phones before and after a disaster – the Haiti earthquake and…

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another day, another rape, another sunset

the world’s eyes are on haiti and we hear stories of death, destruction, trouble with aid getting in, confusion, stories of families reuniting, miraculous survival, views for adoptions, views against, and the long road ahead for healing. The world should…

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a small connected world

so i sat walking home from the java house, when my blackberry messenger went off. a colleague had just travelled from santo domingo to haiti and was stranded at the airport…he couldn’t get through to people in haiti, but could…

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Ever wish you could help?

days have gone by, almost a week now, since the earthquake that devastated Haiti and today another aftershock…ever sit around at home seeing the images on tv, hearing the stories on the radio, and see more of everything on the…

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Let’s talk about Haiti

I have been watching the news, checking blogs, reading emails, skyping to understand what has happened in Haiti. no, i am not on my way there, i am staying in east africa for the moment, but it still deserves our…

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