by Ellen Peralta
When a friend of mine recently set off for a year-long placement with an Non-Governmental Organization in Mexico, I found myself worrying about her safety and security during her year away. I worried that she may be harmed, for one reason or another, while working abroad in a potentially unstable environment. And, like many loved ones and friends of NGO employees before me, I worried about the fact that she was a woman.
After I began to…Continue
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are often at the forefront of international aid delivery, acting as both manager and distributor of aid funds. NGOs, through funding by donor organizations, work to improve the quality of life for their target beneficiaries rather than for profit, often in dangerous and volatile parts of the world. Despite their altruistic efforts, it is crucial that donor organizations recognize that even NGOs are not immune to fraud and…Continue
wikiHOW: How to and DIY Survival Kit
This app includes life saving techniques, medical treatment tips and how-to’s including: how to build a fire, how to navigate without a compass or how to regain control of a spooked camel… You never know when this kind of information can come in handy!
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We received a call from an international broadcast news agency regarding Wednesday’s rescue of the two kidnapped members of the Danish Relief Committee (DRC) by US military forces in Somalia. The context of the discussion was whether the DRC should have used international security protection for their presence in Somalia instead of relying on local nationals. Had the DRC attempted to employ international protection assets in Somalia, it very likely would have made their position untenable…Continue