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Over 100 Charities Condemn Brutal Cuts in UK Aid to Yemen

The open letter warned the cuts could “destroy” the UK’s global reputation for compassion.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The UN’s Global Goals aim to end extreme poverty and its root causes by 2030. But in Yemen, a civil war has decimated health systems, provoked widespread hunger, and killed almost 250,000 people. It’s a conflict that requires immediate aid. Yet the UK has cut assistance by half — and looks set to slash even more support to the world’s most unstable crises in the coming weeks and months. Join our movement to take action to raise your voice for aid and help achieve the Global Goals.

 

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The UN’s Global Goals aim to end extreme poverty and its root causes by 2030. But in Yemen, a civil war has decimated health systems, provoked widespread hunger, and killed almost 250,000 people. It’s a conflict that requires immediate aid. Yet the UK has cut assistance by half — and looks set to slash even more support to the world’s most unstable crises in the coming weeks and months. Join our movement to take action to raise your voice for aid and help achieve the Global Goals.

 

Perseverance and Team HOPE

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Hope—an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. Hope is exactly what one FIRST Global team embodied, despite having gone through circumstances many people will never experience: war—asylum—becoming refugees.

Pathway to Empowerment: How Inclusive Business Can Help Syrian Refugees Find Economic Opportunity in Turkey

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By  Michelle T. Lee, MA in Global Thought, Columbia University

Since the Syrian crisis began in 2011, more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees have found refuge within Turkey’s borders.[i]​ Turkey has implemented some crucial measures to ensure their wellbeing, like free healthcare and education, but there is a need to continue building on these efforts. 

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

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This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.

The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.

How My Passions Come to Life at Cisco

by Ovais Iqbal, Systems Engineer, Worldwide Sales
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Early in my adulthood, I realized I was passionate about three things: giving back to the community, doing the best I can in everything I do, and my family. These passions influence every decision I make – including my decision to join Cisco 11 years ago.

My Cisco family – and it truly is a family – encourages me to give back, to do my best, and treats me like a valued member of our community. Never was this more true than in my recent trip across the world to help children in need.

This Refugee is Using Free Online Education to Help Rebuild His Life — And Hopefully Syria, Too

by Meghan Werft
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Hadi Althib thought he wanted to be a dentist in Syria before the civil war broke out in his home country. But now he has other plans. 

Althib, 23, wants to build a movement of youth who will lead peace-building efforts in Syria after the war and he is using free education programs to reach his goal, he told TIME magazine

Alex Gilbert: Environmental Roots of a Scandal

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It has been a bit difficult to keep up with the news since January. Every few hours it seems like there is a new revelation in the global political wreckage that is the Trump administration. Whether you’re more interested in how ties to Putin will lead to impeachment, how Donald Trump is systematically alienating the US’s closest allies, or the possibility of the US pulling out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, it’s hard to deny that the international political scene is roiling. And with every international political churn, there are environmental causes and implications.

Breaking Down the Borders of Education

By Jonathan Moore, employee communications manager for AT&T’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
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We take our mobile devices for granted. Always on. Always connected. NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières, with support of AT&T Foundation and AT&T, is using this technology to deliver education to young refugees in Syria.

Because when trouble strikes, connectivity can be tricky. And it’s not just natural disasters. For some, their homes, neighborhoods or entire cities may be a war zone – weeks, months or years of conflict reducing the local infrastructure to piles of smoking rubble.

'He Named Me Malala:' 21CF's Yearlong Campaign to Support Girls' Education

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In June 2015, Fox Searchlight and National Geographic announced the release of the documentary He Named Me Malala, sparking nearly a year's worth of efforts on the part of 21st Century Fox to make a difference in the global issue of girls' access to education. The film, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, follows the life of Pakistani education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt in 2012 for her outspoken advocacy.

Girl Scouts in DC to Teach Syrian Girls English Thanks to HP Tech

by HP & Krista Watson
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HP is one of 15 companies to be recognized by the White House for answering the call and taking action to help refugees through education and technology.

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