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August 22 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Fri Aug 22 2014, 13:37:38

18 - 22 August: Catch up with all the development-related news you may have missed this week

Arvind Subramanian, the economist who is front-runner in the race to become chief economic adviser in Indias finance ministry.

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August 21 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Aug 21 2014, 11:11:25

500 days until the end of the MDGs, Marc Van Amerigen, head of Gain, possibly nutritions most polarising organisation, reflects

It is worth remembering that nutrition didnt feature at all in the first set of goals. It was the forgotten MDG, says Marc Van Amerigen.

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From Aid | The Guardian Thu Aug 21 2014, 06:18:26

In the midst of the Ebola crisis, our panel discuss what lessons can be learned from this epidemic before the next one strikes

Stop relying on Europe and the US to control epidemics: More African universities, scientists and doctors doing research and who drive their own agendas based on local needs, would help Africans deal with these issues directly.

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August 19 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Tue Aug 19 2014, 15:36:11

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims response to catastrophe is 'almost zero', with nations most concerned with self protection

The international community has made "almost zero" response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, with western leaders more interested in protecting their own countries than helping contain the crisis that has now claimed more than 1,200 lives, a senior international aid worker said on Tuesday.

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From Aid | The Guardian Tue Aug 19 2014, 06:28:08

What do aid workers pack when assigned on a mission abroad? Heres a few picks from our recent assignment

When humanitarians find themselves in the field, conflict and lack of resources often mean that the contents of their backpacks will be invaluable to getting the job done.

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From Aid | The Guardian Tue Aug 19 2014, 06:17:51

For humanitarian workers, last year was the most dangerous on record, with 155 killed. World Humanitarian Day which marks the anniversary of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 when 22 people died is intended to highlight the plight of aid workers. We profile 10 people working in some of the worlds most dangerous areas, who reveal in their own words why they do it

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August 18 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Mon Aug 18 2014, 19:01:05

Figures released for World Humanitarian Day show 2013 was most dangerous yet, with 155 deaths and 134 kidnappings

Last year was the most dangerous on record for humanitarian workers, with 155 killed, 171 seriously wounded and 134 kidnapped as they attempted to help others in some of the worlds most dangerous places, new research has shown.

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August 15 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Fri Aug 15 2014, 07:20:00

Could the serum contain the spread of the disease? Is the vaccine dangerous? An immunologist gives us the lowdown

Ebola: voices from the epicentre of the epidemic

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August 14 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Aug 14 2014, 10:53:46

Sheer amount of displaced people has created dangerous and complex situation, despite lifting of Isis siege on Mount Sinjar

The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains complex and highly dangerous for hundreds of thousands of people, even after the lifting of the Islamic State (Isis) siege of Mount Sinjar, aid officials in northern Iraq warned on Thursday morning.

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From Aid | The Guardian Thu Aug 14 2014, 10:41:13

The Hazara people have long been repressed and deprived of services. Could a solar power plant offer a glimmer of hope?

Carved into the cliffs behind Bamiyan town centre in Afghanistan's central highlands, massive holes scar the homeland of the Hazara people, a Shia minority who live between the Hindu Kush and Koh-i-Baba mountain ranges. The hollows once housed statues of Buddha, until the Taliban infamously set dynamite to them in 2001.

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