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2009-12-15 07:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters Foundation today announces the launch of a pioneering, first-of-its-kind service - The Emergency Information Service (EIS). Developed to respond to major natural disasters around the world, the new EIS will deploy expert Action-Units of journalists to scenes of major catastrophe where they will seek out, collate and disseminate life-saving information to disaster-struck populations, filling a critical gap in the chain of crisis information....

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2009-11-09 10:05:00

The G20 nations did not reach an agreement on how to disperse climate finance, even though they agreed on Saturday to uphold stimulus procedures that continue to plague an "uneven" worldwide economy. The 20 countries pledged to work for an "ambitious outcome" at December's very important Copenhagen climate change symposium, but did not meet their goal of approving how to dole out endowment to impoverished countries. "We committed to take action to tackle the threat of climate change and work...

2009-10-14 10:40:00

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Aidmatrix Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) announced their agreement to make IFRC's warehousing system available to Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. Aidmatrix is an international charity that provides technology systems that accelerate the process and delivery of humanitarian aid for relief organisations. "With the right systems you can do smart things and become much more...

2009-10-12 14:52:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation LLC has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross for the Georgia Flood Relief Effort. Strong storms and continued rains in Georgia have caused widespread flooding and damage throughout metro Atlanta and its surrounding areas - with more than 17 of its counties declared 'disaster areas,' including Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton,...

2009-09-30 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is on the ground in American Samoa where a tsunami swept across the island after a powerful earthquake hit the South Pacific. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) After yesterday's 8.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, a significant portion of American Samoa is without power or water. Damage is widespread. Red Cross has dozens of volunteers already providing food and supplies...

2009-09-28 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rains are over, but the clean-up has only just begun as hundreds of American Red Cross staff and volunteers continue to help those affected by the devastating flooding which inundated the area last week. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) For nearly 200 people, home is still a Red Cross shelter. Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) are in flood-ravaged neighborhoods providing meals, snacks, and clean-up...

2009-09-28 07:16:30

Global strife pushed economic concerns off the table at a press conference in Pittsburgh, despite President Barack Obama's opening remarks. Obama certainly set the table, using the Group of 20 conference to reveal an allegedly secret facility in Iran that the president said pointed to suspicious nuclear intentions. In a brief news conference, reporters later had enough time to ask Obama four questions. Only one -- and that one obliquely -- referred to the G20 meeting, as Jon Delano of CBS...

2009-09-27 23:01:00

Global strife pushed economic concerns off the table at a press conference in Pittsburgh, despite President Barack Obama's opening remarks. Obama certainly set the table, using the Group of 20 conference to reveal an allegedly secret facility in Iran that the president said pointed to suspicious nuclear intentions. In a brief news conference, the press later had enough time to ask Obama four questions. Only one -- and that one obliquely -- referred to the G20 meeting, as Jon Delano of CBS...

2009-09-25 18:30:00

-- Evading anti-poverty action on future agendas would be "unacceptable," agency says -- World Vision calls on G8 and G20 leaders to keep promises on hunger, health, development agenda PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The move to make the G20 the world's leading economic body holds potential for broader coordination in the global fight against poverty and hunger, though it may also pose risks for achieving promises made by G8 leaders at previous summits, say aid policy...

2009-09-25 18:04:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Samuel A. Worthington, InterAction President and CEO: "Although we are encouraged by the tone of urgency regarding climate change by the world's leaders both today at the G20 and earlier this week at the UN General Assembly, we have long passed the point of rhetoric and instead must begin the process of putting concrete commitments on the table. Dismantling the log jam that is preventing progress within the...


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