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The Logistics of Staying Alive

We can’t improve a woman’s standard of living if we can’t improve a woman’s chance of living.
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Romaine Seguin | UPS
 

The following is based on remarks made at the Global Summit of Women, a gathering of policymakers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in Sao Paulo focused on improving women’s roles in corporate management and the economy.

The only way women are going to advance in the global economy is by having income, which means work.

Pacific Pearl Cruises From Auckland With Humanitarian Aid And Handcrafted Kiwi Quilts to Help Vanuatu Rebuild

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April 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - P&O Cruises’ superliner Pacific Pearl will sail for Vanuatu this afternoon with a precious cargo of humanitarian aid to help the region rebuild following Cyclone Pam.

The 10-night cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu will double as a humanitarian aid mission with the equivalent of four full shipping containers worth of vital supplies being loaded onto the ship in Auckland and delivered during a call to Port Vila on Anzac Day - Saturday April 25.

The Helping Drone

How drone technology is being used for humanitarian relief.
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Jerome Ferguson | UPS

It was like something out of a movie.

I watched as a drone flew in to within 10 feet of a collapsed building, gathering data, taking pictures and assessing the damage.

Carnival Australia and Cruise Passengers Unite to Aid Victims of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

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In March 2015, Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu with winds up to 270kmh. About 165,000 people were affected and up to 90 percent of homes were damaged. Carnival Australia quickly responded to the call for aid and sent ships to help the community of Vanuatu who suffered from the powerful storm.

Four of five ships - Pacific Dawn, Pacific Pearl, Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit - headed for Vanuatu with humanitarian aid onboard. On April 8 - a month after Cyclone Pam - Pacific Dawn arrived in Port Villa to provide further assistance. 

Carnival Australia Cruise Passengers First to Go Ashore in Port Vila as Humanitarian Aid Shipments to Vanuatu Continue

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April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Passengers departing Brisbane this Saturday on P&O Cruises Pacific Dawn will become the first to go ashore in Port Vila following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.

Vila has been confirmed as safe for cruise visitors to return as a result of the determined recovery efforts that have been underway since the cyclone hit causing widespread damage.

Pacific Pearl will follow Pacific Dawn into Vila three days later with both ships continuing to deliver shipments of humanitarian aid including building material to support reconstruction efforts.

Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison Matches CAU Contribution to Save the Children Vanuatu Cyclone Response

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March 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison Matches CAU Contribution to Save the Children Vanuatu Cyclone Response Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison has matched Carnival Australia's existing $150,000 combined contribution to Save the Children Australia's relief efforts in cyclone devastated Vanuatu.

Children International Responds to Humanitarian Crisis at U.S. Border

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Kansas City, MO, July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Details continue to unfold about the urgent humanitarian situation at the U.S. border as increasing numbers of children and youth – many from the countries in which Children International works, such as Guatemala and Honduras – flee the overwhelming poverty, instability and violence in their homelands. Their goal is to find refuge in the United States, yet they face a perilous journey with little hope of being able to stay once they arrive.

Children International Sends Medical and Relief Supplies to Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan Response
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Kansas City, MO, November 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Disaster-response teams from Children International are providing immediate and long-term recovery needs on the ground in the Philippines. The organization announced today that three 40-foot containers of relief supplies are en route to the typhoon-ravaged country.

The UPS Foundation Donates Over $7 Million to Community Safety Programs

UNICEF and The UPS Foundation partnered to provide emergency aid for Syrian refugee on Sept. 1
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ATLANTA, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – On Sunday, September 1, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), and The United Nations Children’s Fund  (UNICEF) partnered to airfreight 220,000 pounds of emergency aid to Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to assist displaced Syrian children and families.

Harnessing the Power of Skype to Bring Relief to Haiti

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Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – three hurricanes and one tropical storm which rocked the nation of Haiti in 2008, affecting 8% of the country’s overall population. With an estimated $1 billion in damage, this was also the costliest natural disaster in Haitian history. When disasters like these occur, a difficult task is set forth for humanitarian organizations to coordinate relief efforts in order to aid those in need.

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