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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...

Pakistan floods - July 2010

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Heavy monsoon rains at the end of July triggered massive floods that rapidly moved southwards from Pakistan’s northwest, inundating hundreds of villages and claiming more than sixteen hundred lives. More than 14 million people have been affected, with countless others missing, whilst agriculture...

Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami

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On Friday 11th March, a 9.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan and caused a massive tsunami. The devastation that has occurred has caused Japan's Prime Minister to declare this the most severe crisis to hit Japan since World War II.

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...

Respond to Ecuador earthquake

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Ecuador is urgently in need of help as it reconstructs following the disaster it met, mid-April.

South Asia Earthquake REACT Webpage - October, 2005

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We have launched a new page in our REACT section, with information on the South Asia earthquake crisis.

Global Hand at DIHAD, Dubai - April, 2008

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“Collaboration is not an option, it is a necessity. Only by working together can we further our ability to alleviate suffering, and help to restore a measure of hope and humanity to a world sorely in need of both.” – Sir John Holmes, Under-Secretary General for UNOCHA at the 2008 DIHAD: Dubai...

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...

South Asia Earthquake: Product on Offer - October, 2005

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Goods and shipping offered to registered Global Hand members.