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She Survived a Genocide. Now She’s Fighting to Rebuild Her Community
Global Citizen

Murad recently sat down with Global Citizen. Speaking through a translator, she described the daunting work ahead of her, what she hopes can be achieved, and how ordinary people can help out.Global Citizen campaigns on helping the Yazidi people receive justice and you can take action on this issue here.

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One Red Cross: Our Vision for the Future…and the Future is Now!
The Nature Conservancy

Every Red Crosser knows that 2017 was an extraordinary year—a record for disasters and a record for Red Cross responses with more Red Cross volunteers serving more clients impacted by more disasters than ever before. A year like this, one that pushes us to our limits, forces us to rethink our systems and structures so that we can ensure our readiness to respond to disasters—as well as continue to serve the American people in our other lines of service.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Nature Conservancy

Whether using cutting-edge scientific approaches to protect global fisheries, developing new tools to understand healthy soils, studying the impact of climate change on watersheds, collecting carbon data in forests, or producing new research for a more sustainable development, The Conservancy’s women scientists bring forward innovative approaches to conservation.

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Fighting Hunger to Build Stronger Communities
United Way

United Way doesn’t focus on just one issue; we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person, in every community. We go after communities’ toughest challenges, creating new solutions to old problems. And we work with people from all walks of life to turn those solutions into action.

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Cape Town Isn’t South Africa’s Only City With Water Problems
Global Citizen

With Cape Town on the verge of becoming the world’s first major metropolis to run out of water, international attention has turned to the city’s efforts to prevent Day Zero. But throughout South Africa, several other major cities are also at risk of running dry due to years of drought, inadequate infrastructure, and excessive water use, according to reports by researchers and municipal water departments.

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A RADical Way to Preserve Affordable Housing in San Francisco
LISC

In order to preserve a major portion of its decaying public housing stock, the City of San Francisco is using HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program to convert thousands of homes to non-profit ownership. LISC has helped guide the rehabilitation of these neglected units, with community developers and residents leading the way.

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What It Was Like to Work in a Rohingya Refugee Camp At the Start of the Crisis
Global Citizen

The people we saw were showing up hungry and malnourished because they hadn’t eaten in days. Many of the refugees had walked all the way to Bangladesh’s border from their villages — and it took anywhere from a few days to a week to get there. Some of them literally ran and didn’t take anything, no supplies, nothing with them. They were so thankful and felt blessed that Bangladesh allowed them to come and gave them a safe haven, but it still wasn’t easy.

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Haiti earthquake: 8 years on
Red Cross

Eight years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, donations given to the American Red Cross in its aftermath are still at work. We not only helped save lives during the emergency, but have helped people become safer, healthier, and more resilient to future disasters. There is always more work to be done, but we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish alongside Haitian communities and the Haitian Red Cross over the past eight years.

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