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2010-08-24 16:55:00

Aid includes supplies and financial assistance as two disaster experts leave for Pakistan WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As flood waters continue to wreak havoc on communities across Pakistan, the American Red Cross is increasing its support to $5 million to help families who have lost their homes and jobs and have little access to clean water and food. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "The need for increased support could not be more...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Inaugural General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organization is to be held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from September 6 through 8 under the auspices of the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) of UNDESA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100823/HKM001LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100823/HKM001LOGO ) The Inaugural General Assembly, hosted by the city of Seoul, is to...

2010-07-29 15:01:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tactical Air Defense Services, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TADF), an Aerospace/Defense Services contractor that offers air-combat training, aerial refueling, aircraft maintenance, disaster response services, and other Aerospace/Defense services to the United States and Foreign militaries and agencies, is pleased to announce that it has been invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Indigenous People to participate in the 2010...

2010-06-30 11:54:00

Flooding a big concern in the Rio Grande Delta WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Hurricane Alex churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward south Texas and Mexico, the American Red Cross is positioning workers, shelter and feeding equipment and emergency vehicles in Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The storm is bringing strong winds and torrential rain to the area, and...

2010-06-25 23:00:00

World Vision to newly influential nations: "You can't be called a global leader if your own mothers and children are dying from preventable causes." G8 support alone not enough to reach development targets, aid group warns TORONTO, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the G20 summit opening today in Toronto, World Vision is calling upon emerging economies within the G20 to be accountable for prioritizing their own child and maternal health progress -- and for all G20 nations to...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people, believes the Canadian government has created an unnecessary issue with international civil society organizations by breaking with recent Summit tradition and denying them space in the G8 and G20 Summit International Media Center. According to John Ruthrauff, InterAction's Director of Member...

2010-05-27 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early reports indicate the 2010 hurricane season may see three to seven major storms, and the American Red Cross is getting prepared with the help of the corporations that are members of the organization's Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Members of the ADGP pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters. These companies understand that proper supplies...

2010-04-12 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued a three-month progress report on its efforts in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake and described its plans to support Haiti's recovery over the next three to five years by investing in shelter, water, sanitation, livelihoods, disaster preparedness and health programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "While the crisis in Haiti is far from over, you can see many signs of...

2010-03-12 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued a two-month progress report describing its efforts since the January 12( )earthquake and sharing its plans to address longer-term needs such as emergency and longer-term shelter. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) "While there is still massive need everywhere you look, I have seen signs of resilience, recovery and renewal in Haiti," said David Meltzer, senior vice president...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Morgan as its first Executive Director. As Executive Director, Ms. Morgan will be responsible for continuing to make GNI a leading voice in defending and promoting freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology industry worldwide. Ms. Morgan comes to GNI at a pivotal time and will be focused on advancing GNI's goals,...