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Trade, Aid or Traid? Getting it right with the private sector - May, 2008

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We are regularly being asked to broaden Global Hand's services. While retaining our traditional 'matching' activity, many have enquired if Global Hand can support the wider engagement between for-profit and non-profit entities in today's landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and...

Sierra Leone: Aftermath of the blood bath

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When the wounding is done, and you are left alone and bleeding, where can you turn in a war torn environment?

Restaurants Help Romanian Orphans

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After the execution in 1989 of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu and the corresponding fall of the communist government, the world’s press got its first look at the horrendous conditions that Romanian orphans had been living in. Lack of basic care and attention left many of the children...

An ounce of prevention: The case for Disaster Risk Management - Oct 2008

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One dollar spent in disaster prevention, the experts tell us, is worth four dollars spent in disaster response. Business companies have to find the math compelling...

Money Matters - May, 2003

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Money really does matter in the humanitarian aid business. Even if we deal in donated product, we still need to pay the bills. But where do we go to find funding?

Commitments for the future we want

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Global Hand has helped the United Nations launch a new service, helping companies to make commitments to action in support of its goals and issues.

Romania's orphans: Where are they now?

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The images shocked us all. Romania’s orphans lay in their beds, staring unblinkingly through their cot bars at cameras: victims of physical and sexual abuse, their behaviour controlled by drugs. Some were lying in their own excrement. Some were tied to their beds. All had lived a sub-human...

Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013

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Nearly 12 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst disasters to hit the Philippines in years. More than 900,000 people remain displaced, according to the UN. A national state of emergency has been declared, with Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Palawan...

Syrian refugee crisis – January 2014

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More than 2 million Syrians have fled the nation's brutal conflict to neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, with more streaming across borders daily. The crisis is so immediate that the UN has mounted its biggest ever campaign to give assistance to the hundreds of thousands...