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Recovery Begins After Hurricane Irma
Red Cross

Weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida as a Category Four storm, communities are beginning to recover and the American Red Cross is shifting focus to support these longer-term efforts. The Red Cross is working with a large team of partners to help residents move through the recovery process by connecting them to critical services and resources they need to get back on their feet.

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Hurricane Harvey Flooding
What Comes After The Storm?

Last week, United Way’s U.S. President, Mary Sellers, traveled to Texas to witness the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and speak with those affected. She saw lives on hold, but she also witnessed neighbors and communities rallying together. She “saw hope.”

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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

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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hurricane harvey
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

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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