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A New York Times article published today expounds upon the approaching threat of cyclone Mahasen, which may affect millions in Bangladesh: "... 4.1 million people were at risk due to gale-force winds, heavy rain and flooding." The government is currently evacuating the affected areas, according to the article.
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We've made a few revisions to our Storm Warriors International introductory video and uploaded the new one. Be sure to check it out!
Everyone wants to be a Storm Warrior... everyone can be!
Added by William J. Welte on November 10, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments
AlertNew published an article yesterday saying that about 9,000 Syrian refugees had fled to Turkey in the previous 24 hours. According to the article, this means that now more than 120,000 registered refugees are living in Turkish refugee camps. Obviously this number does not reflect unregistered refugees.
This news is important because it demonstrates that there are…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on November 10, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
The Christian Science Monitor has published an article about Rohini Nilekani, an Indian philanthropist and founder and chairperson of the Pratham Books organization, a non-profit publisher that works to put “A book in every child’s hand”. The organization is one of the many projects operated by…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on November 9, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Reuters published an article yesterday describing some of the worse scenes of devastation in the US following Superstorm Sandy.
According to the article, this marks the first occasion in which the organization Doctors Without Borders has deployed to the United States. There is a grave need for them and…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on November 9, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments
Here's an amazing, true story about the latter ends of prostitution and how this woman found rescue in her faith.
Added by William J. Welte on November 2, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments
Wondering what all this is really about? Storm Warriors International Founder and Executive Director Jon Nappa explains exactly what it means to take up the meaningful mantle of "Storm Warrior" in our new introductory video clip.
Check it out!
Added by William J. Welte on November 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
This excellent CNN article offers a few more ways to get involved in the relief effort following super storm Sandy's devastating wake. From donating blood to volunteering your time, there are many ways that we can all pitch in.
Some of the organizations mentioned in the article include:Continue
Added by William J. Welte on November 1, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments
I've found an interesting article, through the Christian Science Monitor but originally appearing in Global Envision, that describes the tough economic environment in Palestine and the some of the business development initiatives that have been working to help struggling entrepreneurs.
Added by William J. Welte on November 1, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments
The Red Cross operates a very useful tool for families to keep track of one another during emergency situations, such as with Sandy. The Safe and Well registry allows people to declare themselves "safe and well" or to search for loved ones and see if they are on the list.
If you think family and friends may be looking for you, or you are searching for a loved one, consider utilizing the…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 30, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments
According to the Chicago Tribune, the storm Sandy is no longer classified as Hurricane. However, it is still expected to do massive amounts of damage, and may affect as many as 60 million people, according to a CNN article.
The CNN article focuses on relief preparations that are being made ready to repair some of the damage that the storm will surely leave in its…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 29, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
The Guardian’s Environment section has a fantastic article about how regular West African fisherman, with the help of the international charity the Environmental Justice Foundation, are are fighting off unlicensed or “pirate” fishers vessels that have been wreaking economic and environmental…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 26, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments
The Women's Refugee Commission has published an excellent concise overview of the world's current great crises. The article focuses on the violence and civil conflict in Syria, drought and food insecurity in the Sahel, and structural instability and violence in the relatively new country of South Sudan.
At the end of the article are the WRC's "Essential Resources for Humanitarian…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I'd like to post another update on Malala Yousafzai, the young student who was shot by the Taliban earlier this month.
According to a New York Times article she is continuing her recovery is moving along at an "encouraging speed." She was recently reunited with her family at the British hospital where she is being…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 26, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments
The Asia Foundation and Carnegie Corportation of New York have announced that they will be providing a new scholarship program for Afghan women. This program is a major step towards educating women, and will provide for 78 Afghan women to attend undergraduate programs, among other benefits.
Added by William J. Welte on October 24, 2012 at 4:27am — No Comments
According to a new AlertNet article, the World Food Programme successfully met its goal of feeding 1.5 million Syrians affected by civil conflict last month. The article states that the WFP plans to feed this many people each month through to mid-2013.
This is a record number of people being actively fed. The WFP does not provide food for warring parties, only…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 23, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Exciting news today via IRIN, the UN affiliated humanitarian news source, in the form of a Norwegian demining organization's announcement about their preparation to work in Myanmar.
The mining contract between the organization and the government covers a great deal of land, and could take years to complete. The group is currently awaiting confirmation from the proper Myanmar…Continue
Added by William J. Welte on October 22, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments