Tag Archives: sustainable development

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Nepal Earthquake: Why We Must Pay Attention to the Rural Poor

Posted on 29. Apr, 2015 by .

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It’s easy to focus on urban Kathmandu and prestigious Mt. Everest in the wake of the earthquake that hit Nepal last week. But what about those who live in less visible places? Two researchers at the University of British Columbia wrote a powerful piece in The Globe and Mail about the importance of reaching the […]

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Kids sitting around on old tires in El Salvador

Three ways LWR is helping unaccompanied minors

Posted on 08. Aug, 2014 by .

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More than 50,000 children have arrived at the U.S./Mexico border alone so far this year. Nearly 40,000 women and children have arrived as families.[source] All have endured an incredibly dangerous journey to escape violence and despair in Central America. Current efforts to expedite their deportation place their safety and well-being in jeopardy. While this issue […]

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Reforestation in Indonesia

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal […]

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What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone?

What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone?

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by .

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When our friends at Save the Children set out to secretly film an anti-aid demonstration, they didn’t realize exactly what they were getting into. Luckily the protesters made the case for aid better than any of us ever could. Watch the video: Thanks to Save the Children UK for putting together this hilarious video (and […]

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Finishing Our Work in Sri Lanka

Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by .

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On Sunday, December 26, 2004, an earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean. This earthquake caused a disastrous and infamous tsunami, with waves nearly 100 feet high. The disaster killed over 230,000 people in fourteen countries. The island nation of Sri Lanka was one of the hardest hit by the tsunami; over 35,000 people died and […]

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Here’s a New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1 out of every 4 people have already failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions. By the end of 2013, only 8% of people will have kept their resolutions all year long. But here’s a resolution that’s easy to keep: supporting sustainable development. How? When you sign up […]

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Election Day: Let’s Bring Civic Participation to Every Community

Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by .

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My Facebook feed is currently going crazy with friends’ hopes, fears and dreams for today’s local and national elections. Hundreds of declarative “I Voted” and imperative “Vote XX!” images and status updates show the passion that this day brings every four years. And tonight, I’m certain many of us will be glued to our (multiple) […]

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