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Novartis and Red Cross Partner to Tackle Chronic Diseases in Refugee Populations

Novartis will provide medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon suffering from chronic diseases face difficulties accessing diagnosis, medicines and ongoing care. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Novartis are partnering to improve care and treatment for the most vulnerable population in Lebanon. The objective is to establish a blueprint for improving diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for refugees, as well as members of their Lebanese host families, who suffer from chronic diseases. 

Connect Everything: A Tech Company Rises to the Refugee Challenge

by Sue-Lynn Moses
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Cisco Systems pulls down somewhere between $40 billion and $50 billion in revenue annually and with a market capitalization of around $135 billion, there’s no doubt this company is a titan. And it’s not unusual for corporate giants to give generously, especially for a company such as Cisco, which has been repeatedly named as one of the best global companies to work for by Fortune Magazine. What’s surprising about Cisco’s CSR is that it often flies under the radar.

How Children are Changing Our World Through Peace

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War Child Holland is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

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War Child Holland is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

Giving Children in War-Torn Areas a Chance to Learn

by Peter Schouten, Spokesman, War Child Holland
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War Child Holland is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

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War Child Holland is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

The UPS Foundation Funds Critical UN Relief Shipments to Aid in Global Syrian Refugee Crisis

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ATLANTA, September 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS® (NYSE: UPS) is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide critical relief shipments to thousands of refugees in Greece and along the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border.

Malala Yousafzai Opens School for Syrian Refugees

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On Sunday, July 12, her 18th birthday and the third annual Malala Day, Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai--star of the upcoming Fox Searchlight documentary film He Named Me Malala--opened a new school for the young women of Syria who have been forced to leave their homes due to ongoing armed conflict. The school, based near the Syrian border in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, will welcome up to 200 girls ages 14 to 18.

A Heart for Humanitarian Efforts

Being part of a global community that stands up for humanity isn’t everyone’s mission, but for one Ph.D. in Psychology student at Walden University, it’s her destiny.
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Walden University doctoral student Courtney Skiera focuses her humanitarian efforts in Uganda where helping refugee populations in slums and rescuing women from sex trafficking are her every day work. 

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Walden University doctoral student Courtney Skiera focuses her humanitarian efforts in Uganda where helping refugee populations in slums and rescuing women from sex trafficking are her every day work. 

Enactus Students Spread Entrepreneurship With Chicks

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Fledglings or future earnings, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Azerbaijan saw a way to make refugees self-sufficient. They provided 10 families with 200 chicks. Exposure to entrepreneurship extended to neighbors and relatives, infusing the community with new skills. Each family in the program ended up earning $640 in net profit.

Cultivating a Local Food System for Kansas City

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by Meredith Storton

Kansas City, Kansas, like many urban areas in the United States, has its share of food deserts – low-income neighborhoods devoid of fresh, healthy foods; it also has its share of vacant land. Cultivate Kansas City, a local non-profit, is changing the landscape and engaging the entire community with a healthy, environmentally-sustainable venture: urban farming.

Children in Philippines Still in Need

Children International Provides Assistance to Children After Devastation of Haiyan
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You can help by donating to provide relief to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Donate Now

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You can help by donating to provide relief to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Donate Now

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