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Investing In Nature
Nature Conservancy

Reducing the risks that storms pose always involves multiple solutions working in tandem. These solutions include: early warning systems; manmade or “built” solutions like reservoirs, dams, levees, seawalls and pumps; working with willing communities and homeowners to move people out of areas that are subject to frequent flooding, and; nature itself, which we call “nature-based solutions” or “natural infrastructure.”

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5 facts about finance to the world’s poorest countries
SAMANTHA URBAN

In our new 2017 DATA Report, we found that aid was at record levels in 2016. That’s a good thing, right? Not entirely: There are still deep inequalities among the countries that benefit from those resources and the quality of financing. In fact, the world’s poorest countries, and above all the world’s poorest citizens, are getting a shrinking share of global financial resources.

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Red Cross Financial Assistance for Hurricane Harvey
Red Cross

Through the generosity of our donors, the American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Registration for this program will be open through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

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United Ways Offer Hope and Help in Response to Hurricane Harvey
United Way

It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United. As Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on homes and communities across Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana—producing up to 50 inches of rain in some areas—United Ways across the region are helping families face devastating losses from the historic flooding with an eye toward long-term recovery.

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People push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston, after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped heavy rains, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The remnants of Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
11 Ways You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey Right Now
Andrew McMaster

Coastal Texas has received more than 50 inches of rain since Hurricane Harvey made landfall last week. It is expected that over 30,000 Texans will be displaced into shelters as flooding continues. Numerous organizations have established relief programs that Global Citizens can donate to. Check out the list of some of the most in need.

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Red Cross Steps up to Provide Food and Water in East Africa
REDCROSS

Inconsistent rainfall, extreme heat, flooding, and low crop yields have led to severe food insecurity for more than 20 million people in east Africa. In response, the American Red Cross has contributed $650,000 to help people struggling to feed their families in two countries, Kenya and South Sudan. The financial contribution is aiding local Red Cross teams in their efforts to save lives.

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Jonathan and his wife, Michelle, live in Oneida, Kentucky.
Why this Kentucky Teacher Supports Aid
Samantha Urban

So with all the focus on foreign aid’s place in the upcoming US budget, it’s good to take a step back. How, after all, has foreign aid gotten to the point it’s currently at?

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With many roads still underwater or inaccessible like this one in Monroe, LA, those affected face a long road to recovery.
Red Cross Provides Help Across Multiple States After Flooding Forces Thousands from their Homes
American Red Cross

More than 450 people spent Thursday night in Red Cross and community shelters in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Includes information about how to prepare for floods and what to do to survive them.

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American Red Cross

More than 450 people spent Thursday night in Red Cross and community shelters in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Includes information about how to prepare for floods and what to do to survive them.