I knew I would see and learn things that would make me question the fairness of life, but I honestly didn’t think I’d leave feeling the way I did. I now know just how lucky – yes, lucky – we are to have been born in New Zealand, and most importantly, I now know just how much of an impact each and every single one of us can make if we use what we have around us, and within us. As the last few weeks have shown the world has shifted paces and I feel like this is more important than ever. … [Read more...] about 40 Hour Famine youth ambassador sees what a hunger crisis means in Malawi
Cameroon recorded its first case of coronavirus in March. According to the government, the country’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise because “many people either do not believe the coronavirus exists, or refuse going to hospitals for treatment until their symptoms worsen.” … [Read more...] about Cameroon: 600 Hospital Patients Escape Fearing Coronavirus
Coronavirus: How refugee camps and slums are dealing with hygiene Bangladesh Volunteers from many physically disabled groups are also becoming actively involved in helping to distribute disinfectants across the city of Dhaka. Roman Hossain distributes disinfectants and informs other members of his community about the importance of washing your hands regularly. … [Read more...] about How COVID-19 has changed refugee organizations
Jeff reasoned that any child of theirs would be likely to grow up thinking that giving money away was a good and necessary thing to do. They could not assume that the child would be as extreme on this issue as they were – undoubtedly it would regress to the mean to some extent, but probably not all the way. He calculated that if the child gave away around 10% of its income, then they would likely break even – that is, the money their child would donate would be equal to the money they did not donate because they spent it instead on raising the child. Of course, this did not take into account that it was better to give money now rather than later, especially to urgent causes such as global warming and Aids, so some discounting would have to be factored into the calculation. All this made Julia feel better for a while, and even though she realised that it would be pretty weird to tell a child that they expected it to pay for its existence in the world with a certain … [Read more...] about Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?
The GIZ confirmed on its website that it has donated a total of 2.4 million euro to the Clinton Foundation from 2013 to 2016. The money was supposed to finance a project that was commissioned to the Foundation by Germany's Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. In the framework of the project, the Clinton Foundation has been responsible for the implementation of a development initiative in Africa and was supposed to use the donations "to equip health centers (f.e. in Malawi) as well as educate health care workers," an official GIZ statement said. Around 500,000 people in Malawi were supposed to receive access to essential health, HIV / AIDS and nutrition services thanks to the program. … [Read more...] about Striking Revelation: How Germany Financed Clinton Foundation