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R.E.A.C.T. D.R. Congo


Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to mass displacement of civilians following the latest outbreak of violence in the eastern part of the country. More than 250,000 people are displaced, in addition to the one million who were already affected.



The tragedy of the situation in Niger requires a humanitarian response on a global scale. Through Global Hand, you can play a part in that response.

R.E.A.C.T. Peru Earthquake


An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the central south coast of Peru on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 at 6:40 p.m. With its epicentre 167 km south west of Lima, the earthquake has caused major devastation in the region. Hundreds have been killed and injured. More than 85,000 people...

Mining minerals and sustainable development in Southern Africa


Report of the regional mining minerals and sustainable development process: Volume 1 focuses on the unique problems and opportunities of the South African mining context. It identifies the current trends in mining and makes future projections for growing sustainability efforts in this sector.

World Bank calls for Africa fund


World Bank calls for Africa fund, a news article, reports that the World Bank has urged developed countries to create a fund to help African economies build the infrastructure they need to keep growing. The World Bank warned that the global economic meltdown was becoming an employment crisis and...

The Impact of the second-hand clothing trade on developing countries


Supporters of the second-hand clothing (SHC) industry point out that the trade creates employment in the receiving countries (transporting, cleaning, repairing, restyling, etc.). It also provides low-cost clothing for people living in poverty. There are concerns that the trade may be undermining...

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)


Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development federation which provides skilled volunteers to advise and train local individuals within developing countries.

UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) - TRAINS (TRade Analysis and INformation System) - Kenya page


The TRAINS country notes summarise the trade control measures, tariffs and other import regulations.

United Nations Sudan Information Gateway


The United Nations Sudan Information Gateway provides information about UN activities in Sudan, country and sector information, and maps. There is also a list of useful contacts.

US-Angola Chamber of Commerce


US-Angola Chamber of Commerce portal provides legal and trade information applicable to trade between the USA and Angola.