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Syria's Refugees Are Wedged Between Hells | VICE United Kingdom

Syria's Refugees Are Wedged Between Hells | VICE United Kingdom | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
Photographer Giles Duley spent part of last month in Zaatari Camp.
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"This conflict is unbearably complex, with answers hard to come by and rightly debated. Yet while we ponder the rights and wrongs of arming the Free Syrian Army, talk of the red line that will be crossed with the use of chemical weapons and discuss the ramifications of intervention, it seems we are missing the one simple truth. Each day, innocent civilians are being killed, maimed and forced into a refugee’s life. We should prioritise their protection and support without debate"

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Anthony Fauci, une vie contre le VIH

Anthony Fauci, une vie contre le VIH | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
Depuis plus de trente ans, le patron de l’Institut américain des maladies infectieuses est en première ligne face au sida.
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« La courbe des nouvelles infections commence à décroître mais il est trop tôt pour crier victoire. C’est un problème majeur en santé publique : quand le but est proche, les gens commencent à penser à autre chose. »

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On the use of certain words or phrases | Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

On the use of certain words or phrases | Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
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Are Vaccinations Crucially Important to U.S. Security Strategy?

Are Vaccinations Crucially Important to U.S. Security Strategy? | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
Just because USAID employees rarely shoot people doesn’t mean they can’t help make the world safer for America. Why are vaccinations crucially important to our national security strategy?
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I’ve complained before about the fact that the CIA used a vaccination program as part of a failed intelligence gathering operation against Osama Bin Laden.  It didn’t even bother to complete the program, leaving a bunch of people unprotected against disease.  But the knock-on effects continue: vaccination workers have been targeted again and again, and the number of parents refusing to get their kids vaccinated is on the rise.

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Pakistan bomb targets polio campaign

Pakistan bomb targets polio campaign | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
At least six people, including police officers, are killed by a bomb apparently targeting anti-polio campaigners in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
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Posh white blokes: holding back the struggle for a fairer world?

Posh white blokes: holding back the struggle for a fairer world? | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
There is so much understanding vital to tackling poverty, that those who have never been hungry and never been shut out can never fully possess, says Ben Phillips
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The End of Poverty, Soon

The End of Poverty, Soon | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
The evidence for eradication of poverty worldwide is on the side of optimists.
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Albert Jacquard, l'homme qui savait pleurer

Albert Jacquard, l'homme qui savait pleurer | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
DISPARITION - Contrairement aux esprits forts qui campent dans l'indifférence ou se réfugient dans l'ironie, Albert Jacquard, quand il était bouleversé, n'hésitait pas à pleurer.
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Militant écologiste de la première heure, il n'a cessé de rappeler que, dans un monde fini, la seule ressource infinie est l'humain. L'humain qu'il ne voulait ni arrogant ni suffisant. L'humain qu'il savait fragile et infiniment précieux à la fois. L'humain qu'il défendait contre toutes les formes de brevetage et de marchandisation.

Contrairement aux esprits forts qui campent dans l'indifférence ou se réfugient dans l'ironie, Albert Jacquard, quand il était bouleversé, n'hésitait pas à pleurer. Je l'ai vu plusieurs fois, face à l'injustice ou à la cruauté, devant un visage d'enfant ou en retrouvant un ami, essuyer une larme. Nous sommes nombreux aujourd'hui à le pleurer. Sans honte. Avec une infinie tristesse. Mais en gardant en bandoulière l'espérance qu'il nous a laissée.

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The Race to Improve Global Health

The Race to Improve Global Health | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
Much progress has been made in the campaign to reduce mortality by 2015, but many gaps still remain.
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Three Global Health Successes That I Witnessed Firsthand

Three Global Health Successes That I Witnessed Firsthand | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
On his homecoming, an aid worker shares the lessons he learned working in public health on the ground in Africa for 25 years.
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Syria: The action we can take

Syria: The action we can take | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
OCHA(Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.
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As the work to find a political solution continues, we must remember that behind the talk of a humanitarian catastrophe, behind the numbers, it's the people who matter. The images we see may be so horrific and intense that we tune them out. It's hard for us to watch, but it's a daily reality for the Syrian people.

The UN Security Council remains divided over how to find a political solution. But in the meantime, we must come together to strengthen our humanitarian response.

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Dealing with TB in Burma - in pictures

Dealing with TB in Burma - in pictures | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
Burma faces an urgent health threat, with an estimated 8,900 people newly infected with drug resistant forms of tuberculosis every year. Yet only a fraction of people with the disease, around 800 patients by the end of 2012, have received treatment.
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Pakistan Battles Polio, and Its People’s Mistrust

Pakistan Battles Polio, and Its People’s Mistrust | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
Anger over American foreign policy, Taliban interference and isolated killings have hindered a campaign to protect the country’s children from the disease.
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Travailler en zone difficile: la ligne rouge pour les humanitaires

Travailler en zone difficile: la ligne rouge pour les humanitaires | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
C'était il y a tout juste une semaine : nos confrères Ghislaine Dupont et Claude Verlon étaient assassinés après avoir...
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Polio in Syria: putting children above politics

Polio in Syria: putting children above politics | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
After 14 years, polio has made a comeback in Syria, courtesy of a ban on vaccination in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
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Pourquoi il ne faut pas demander l’asile politique en France en 2013

Pourquoi il ne faut pas demander l’asile politique en France en 2013 | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
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Comment les interventions humanitaires s’articulent-elles sur le terrain?

Comment les interventions humanitaires s’articulent-elles sur  le terrain? | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
À l'occasion des 150 ans de la création du Comité international pour la Croix Rouge (CICR), le Débat du jour s'interroge sur les...
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Health care in danger: The human cost

The law says hospitals, ambulances and health-care workers must be protected and should never be targeted as they carry out their regular duties. This is oft...
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For Obama, an Evolving Doctrine on Foreign Policy

For Obama, an Evolving Doctrine on Foreign Policy | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
President Obama told world leaders on Tuesday that he was devoting the rest of his presidency to a negotiated end to the Iran confrontation, and creating a separate state for the Palestinians.
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Handicap International - 20 ans après la signature des accords d'Oslo

20 ans après la signature des accords d'Oslo, Handicap International condamne le manque d'attention des parties au conflit et de la communauté internationale...
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Responsibility to Protect? - By Micah Zenko

Responsibility to Protect? - By Micah Zenko | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
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The types of interventions that proponents have endorsed for Syria are often based on deep misunderstandings of how U.S. force was used on behalf of humanitarian missions in the past, and have almost nothing to do with how Syrian non-combatants are actually being killed. As someone who has been researching and writing for a decade about how military force can be used to save lives, I find the unwillingness to confront the realities of the conflict in Syria puzzling and disheartening. Either saving Syrian non-combatants from a violent death is so important to the United States and the international community that it necessitates an effective military response, or it isn't. Intervention proposals that consciously ignore or downplay the amount and type of force needed to protect civilians are just wishful thinking.

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Photo essay: The uncounted Syrian tragedy | Al Jazeera America

Photo essay: The uncounted Syrian tragedy | Al Jazeera America | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
One tragic number that we don’t know, but is likely overwhelming, is the number of Syrians with disabilities.
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Mobilisation 2013 Protégeons les civils contre les restes de guerre

La vie de milliers de civils est quotidiennement menacée par les mines antipersonnel et les bombes à sous-munitions, mais aussi par l'utilisation d'armes exp...
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Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism | Video on TED.com

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts.
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Bradley Manning's Letter to Obama

Bradley Manning's Letter to Obama | International Development and Humanitarian Aid | Scoop.it
He said that when cries of patriotism “drown out any logically based dissension, it is usually the American soldier that is given the order to carry out some ill-conceived mission.”
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"It was at this time I realized that (in) our efforts to meet the risk posed to us by the enemy, we have forgotten our humanity. We consciously elected to devalue human life both in Iraq and Afghanistan. [...] In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror."

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