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Aid Agency To Work With Corporate Donors On Disaster Relief

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International aid agency Oxfam launched a new, unique alliance for corporate donors, Aviva and Vodafone, to fund its initial response operations which will enable it to deal immediately with disasters whenever and wherever they occur.

Edison International contributes to Asian Tsunami disaster relief

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It is not often that the world’s collective sense of solidarity and compassion is captured by a single event. The earthquake-spawned tsunami that ravaged so many countries in southern Asia and eastern Africa in December 2004 was one such event. Proving once again how committed they are to making a...

Kohl's Department Stores Donates $250,000 to Support Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts

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Kohl’s Department Stores has donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross toward Hurricane Irene relief efforts.

Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) encourages communities to talk about disaster reduction

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The "Our Community Disaster Reduction: Map Simulation" activity conducted by the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) in 2007 is a workshop-style program to promote disaster reduction.

Accor and Plan International work together to change the lives of many children around the world

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Accor, hotel and services group, and Plan, have worked together in 16 countries. The aim of the partnership is to promote child sponsorship and project funding to Accor staff, partners and guests. Highlight of achievements to date: * more than 1,100 children are now sponsored throughout the...

Saraman builds earthquake- proof houses in Iran

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Saraman, a start-up company in Isfahan, central Iran, is an example of addressing housing and construction challenges in a profitable way. The company designs, fabricates and erects affordable, earthquake-proof pre-fabricated steel structures for houses, schools and hospitals.

Allianz, UNDP and GTZ partner for a three-country study on Micro-insurance

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In 2006, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) approached Allianz to work together on a market potential study to analyse the demand, acceptability and affordability of microinsurance products.

DHL airlifts humanitarian supplies to China's earthquake victims

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DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company continued its relief activities by leveraging on its core competency in logistics to ship 15 tons of relief supplies from Hong Kong to Chengdu City, Sichuan, China on 1 June 2008 for two aid agencies – the Hong Kong Red Cross and the Crossroads...

TNT works with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight world hunger

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TNT’s groundbreaking partnership with the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) began in 2002 and adopted the title of ‘Moving the World’ – a very apt description given that TNT committed knowledge, skills and resources to helping finance the work of the WFP and also to the physical delivery...

The power of strong relationships between Dow Company and the International Organization for Migration

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In a project funded by Dow Chemical Company in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), modular housing units were provided to the earthquake affected Nias Island.