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Western Union and MercyCorps

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Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer and Senior Vice President Paul Dudley Hart discuss their organisation's partnership with Western Union to help individuals and families connect to key economic opportunities.

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Children with Autism and Other Mental Disabilities in Eastern Europe

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Presently and on a global scale, autism affects 1 in every 70 boys and 1 in every 110 girls, with incidence rates increasing annually. The shrinking budgets at the state and local level have meant that many families have lost access to services as programs that previously operated at low cost or on...

American Autism Association

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The American Autism Association’s is an NGO whose aim is to increase awareness of the many and varied difficulties individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder face as children and adults. The organisation exists to help low income families struggling with autism to reach their potential and live...

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Using mobile technology to empower rural communities in India by tracking livelihood entitlements

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The poor have suffered as they have little knowledge of their rights and entitlements and lack the collective strength to raise their voices. The outreach of the social protection schemes are quite limited due to lack of correct information, optimum community ignorance, lack of accountability of...

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IHOP Restaurants helping children one breakfast at a time

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IHOP restaurants across Oklahoma provided a free short stack of pancakes to customers in return for donations to raise money in support of Feed The Children.

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Starbucks join the Conservation movement

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Conservation International has worked with Starbucks Coffee Company for more than 14 years to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes as embodied in the company’s...

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LUSH lends its support to National Refugee Week 2009

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Shoppers at cosmetics store LUSH have passed on their messages of support onto people seeking asylum and refugees as the high street chain marked national Refugee Week 2009. LUSH, which teamed up with Refugee Action for the second time to mark the annual celebrations, donated bars of LUSH soap. The...

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Promoting children's education in coastal fishing villages in Orissa, India

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Literacy ratio in the coastal fishing villages has remained one of the lowest in the Odisha state, marine fishing communities keep giving very low priority to girl child education. Indeed, female children as little as four year old can be seen engaged in domestic chores and other production...

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Zanzibar takes part in the United Nations’ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program

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Zanzibar takes part in the United Nations’ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program, which will pay poor tropical countries to protect their forest as a way of reducing carbon emissions and curbing climate change.

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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.