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    Hi,

    Sorry I’ve been absent lately. After a fair bit of thought, I’ve decided to take a break from January for the next 3-6 months to focus on a few other projects. But am very keen to return after that.

    Hope this finds you well. 

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 7
Ok, so this last one isn’t a news source exactly, but it’s a great source of ways to make the world a better place. Oxfam Australia’s 3things blog provides a stream of great ideas for things to change, competitions to enter and ways to contribute:
http://3things.org.au/blog

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 7

    Ok, so this last one isn’t a news source exactly, but it’s a great source of ways to make the world a better place. Oxfam Australia’s 3things blog provides a stream of great ideas for things to change, competitions to enter and ways to contribute:

    http://3things.org.au/blog

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 6
Check out Devex for International Development news, jobs, organisations and businesses:
http://www.devex.com/en/news

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 6


    Check out Devex for International Development news, jobs, organisations and businesses:

    http://www.devex.com/en/news

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 5
For all news of natural and human disasters, as well as jobs and conference updates check out Relief Web:
http://reliefweb.int/

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 5

    For all news of natural and human disasters, as well as jobs and conference updates check out Relief Web:

    http://reliefweb.int/

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 4
Check out Trust.org a humanitarian news service from the Thomas Reuters Foundation which includes updates from Not-For-Profit organisations and articles with a legal bent through Trust Law:
http://www.trust.org/

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 4

    Check out Trust.org a humanitarian news service from the Thomas Reuters Foundation which includes updates from Not-For-Profit organisations and articles with a legal bent through Trust Law:

    http://www.trust.org/

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 3
For a humanitarian news source fromthe UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs check out:
http://www.irinnews.org/

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 3

    For a humanitarian news source fromthe UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs check out:

    http://www.irinnews.org/

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 2
Sign up to receive a summary of news articles from all over the world on weekdays, compiled and edited by the United Nations.
https://www.smartbrief.com/un_wire/index.jsp

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 2

    Sign up to receive a summary of news articles from all over the world on weekdays, compiled and edited by the United Nations.

    https://www.smartbrief.com/un_wire/index.jsp

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    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 1
Sign up to the Guaridan’s ‘Poverty Matters’ news updates. Quick summaries of their articles delivered to your inbox once every two weeks. 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/signup/2010/sep/14/poverty-matters-email-global-development

    Humanitarian News Sources: Day 1

    Sign up to the Guaridan’s ‘Poverty Matters’ news updates. Quick summaries of their articles delivered to your inbox once every two weeks. 

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/signup/2010/sep/14/poverty-matters-email-global-development

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    Going to go on a bit of Christmas break. Will queue somethings over the period (including seven days of humanitarian news sources). 

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    Friday 14th December 2012

    A good thing:

    Negotiators at a conference on UN telecommunications regulations say they’ve found one bit of common ground — how to call for help. Envoys from 193 nations will decide between 911 or 112 as a standard global emergency number for new generations of mobile phones and other devices.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/un-group-to-pick-global-emergency-number-20121213-2bbfo.html#ixzz2F8fGBMzz

    A bad thing:

    As many as a million people may go hungry in Syria this winter, as worsening security conditions make it harder to reach conflict zones.

    Read more: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/in-syria-hunger-spreads-as-war-intensifies/

    A thing to change: 

    After the tragic shooting at  Sandy Hook, send your thoughts and prayers by texting HOPE to 38383 in the US and Do Something will deliver them to the school on Monday.

    http://www.dosomething.org/

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    14 Dec 2012
A good thing:

Negotiators at a conference on UN telecommunications regulations say they’ve found one bit of common ground — how to call for help. Envoys from 193 nations will decide between 911 or 112 as a standard global emergency number for new generations of mobile phones and other devices.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/un-group-to-pick-global-emergency-number-20121213-2bbfo.html#ixzz2F8fGBMzz

    14 Dec 2012

    A good thing:

    Negotiators at a conference on UN telecommunications regulations say they’ve found one bit of common ground — how to call for help. Envoys from 193 nations will decide between 911 or 112 as a standard global emergency number for new generations of mobile phones and other devices.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/un-group-to-pick-global-emergency-number-20121213-2bbfo.html#ixzz2F8fGBMzz

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    14 Dec 2012
A bad thing:
As many as a million people may go hungry in Syria this winter, as worsening security conditions make it harder to reach conflict zones.
Read more: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/in-syria-hunger-spreads-as-war-intensifies/

    14 Dec 2012

    A bad thing:

    As many as a million people may go hungry in Syria this winter, as worsening security conditions make it harder to reach conflict zones.

    Read more: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/in-syria-hunger-spreads-as-war-intensifies/

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    14 Dec 2012
A thing to change: 
After the tragic shooting at  Sandy Hook, send your thoughts and prayers by texting HOPE to 38383 in the USA and Do Something will deliver them to the school on Monday.
http://www.dosomething.org/

    14 Dec 2012

    A thing to change: 

    After the tragic shooting at  Sandy Hook, send your thoughts and prayers by texting HOPE to 38383 in the USA and Do Something will deliver them to the school on Monday.

    http://www.dosomething.org/

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    Thursday 13th December 2012

    A good thing:

    The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (Gavi) has agreed to fund HPV vaccinations (a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes most cervical cancers in women) and pilot projects are under way. Uganda and Rwanda have already been approved for these.

    Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/dec/14/cervical-cancer-striking-women-down

    A bad thing:

    The number of children in Nepal with acute malnutrition hovers near emergency levels, something that has not changed even after 15 years of efforts and millions of dollars invested.

    Read more: http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97046/Analysis-Five-reasons-malnutrition-still-kills-in-Nepal

    A thing to change: 

    Only 53% of seniors in the USA actively engage with the internet, which leaves almost half disconnected with their loved ones and today’s technology. Find out how to teach them how to engage and go in the running for a $5000 scholarship:

    http://www.dosomething.org/grandparents

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    13 Dec 2012
A good thing:
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (Gavi) has agreed to fund HPV vaccinations (a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes most cervical cancers in women) and pilot projects are under way. Uganda and Rwanda have already been approved for these.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/dec/14/cervical-cancer-striking-women-down

    13 Dec 2012

    A good thing:

    The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (Gavi) has agreed to fund HPV vaccinations (a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes most cervical cancers in women) and pilot projects are under way. Uganda and Rwanda have already been approved for these.

    Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/dec/14/cervical-cancer-striking-women-down

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Every day so many bad things happen in this world: people die of poverty, starvation, politics fails us and corruption damages.

But every day so many good things happen as well: breakthroughs in health, science and technology, governments committing to change and people having fabulous new ideas on how to see good occur.

What if we could take just one action a day, to fight the bad and/or help the good?

This blog aims to make us aware of a bad thing and a good thing that happens everyday. And, in addition, provide an avenue to do something in response. Every day a small action, to change things, to react and make a difference.

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