Zebra mussels can detect toxins in water. So maybe Avon Lake Regional Water can learn something from them. Turns out, fish and other underwater life forms can perform some interesting tricks with water. Given that they've been submerged in it for millions if not billions of years.
Global humanitarian agency first to compare cost-efficiency of different e-cash transfer methods in same emergency aid program | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
A human-rights based approach to food security is necessary to provide access to affordable, nutritious food for all and to eliminate hunger, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, said in her first report to the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The report describes renewed political commitment as essential to advance the right to adequate food.
MONTEVIDEO — Uruguay's President Jose Mujica says his country, much like the United States, is a nation of immigrants and refugees. That's why the first wave of Syrian refugees is scheduled to arrive in Montevideo on Thursday.
In its resolution 24/10, the Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to prepare a study on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in natural disaster risk reduction and prevention and preparedness initiatives, including consultation and cooperation with the indigenous peoples concerned in the elaboration of national plans for natural disaster risk reduction.
“The challenged laws discriminate against a minority defined by an immutable characteristic, and the only rationale that the states put forth with any conviction — that same-sex couples and their children don’t need marriage because same-sex couples can’t produce children, intended or unintended — is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously.”
International Business Machines Corp. and Ford Motor Co. won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the aided South Africa’s apartheid regime, with a judge saying they couldn’t be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas.
The 2014 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Report will be launched on the week commencing September 8th 2014.
Julia LeMense's insight:
How much is spent on humanitarian assistance? Is it enough? Where does it go? How does it get there and what is it spent on? Knowing who is spending what, where, and how is an essential first step in ensuring that resources can best meet the needs of people living in crises – yet this information is often hard to access.
Press TV Israel to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials into Gaza Yahoo News CAIRO (Reuters) - Israel has agreed to open its borders with Gaza to allow humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials into the Palestinian enclave,...
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