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The US Is Finally Talking About Climate Change Displacement
Global Citizen

Now, the consequences of climate change on US communities seem to finally be getting the media attention they deserve. Two large-scale pieces exploring the ramifications of climate change displacement ran in The New York Times and Rolling Stone over the past week.

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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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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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Nothin' But Nets

Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria – a deadly, yet preventable disease. The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign is the world’s largest grassroots campaign working together to save lives by bringing together UN partners, advocates, and organizations, to raise awareness, funds, and voices to protect vulnerable families from malaria. Together from students to superstars to CEOs, let’s end malaria for good.

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Iran and Iraq Earthquake: Red Crescent Teams Provide Lifesaving Aid
Red Cross

Red Crescent volunteers in Iran and northern Iraq are working around the clock in the aftermath of a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the border region Sunday evening.In Iran, at least 430 people were killed and more than 7,000 injured by the quake. Iranian Red Crescent teams performed search-and-rescue and first aid in the immediate aftermath—deploying more than 100 teams to support disaster response efforts including sniffer dogs, debris removal, emergency shelter, first aid, and search-and-rescue. The Iran Red Crescent also dispatched ambulances, rescue vehicles and helicopters to the affected area.

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Saved By Sand Dunes

There’s a lot of science that shows the value of nature for reducing risk to life and property. For the last several years, the Conservancy has been at the forefront of research efforts to quantify not only the social and environmental benefits of healthy coastal habitats – dunes, coastal wetlands, maritime forests, mangroves – but also their economic value as a natural defense against storms and floods.

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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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