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    Humanitarian Aid Role

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    THE ROLE OF HUMANITARIAN AID IN FUELLING THE CONFLICT IN THE DRC Introduction Humanitarian aid, currently more often referred to as Official Development Assistance (ODA), has become a massive global enterprise involving hundreds of aid agencies and non-governmental organizations spread around the world’s war-torn regions. However, since the late 1990’s, there has been an ongoing debate about the role of humanitarian aid in conflicts. While aid agencies have the image of protecting the weak and vulnerable

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    Humanitarian Aid In Haiti

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    lives of the Haitian citizens. Some of the themes I found in the novel that could be drawn back to course material would be the topic of humanitarian aid, poverty and globalization. Humanitarian Aid First off, the topic of humanitarian aid. Exploring this topic, it became clear the most efficient definition to describe it is “The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives,

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    In “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” Peter Singer argues that some morally good actions, such as donating to relief funds and charitable organizations, should be duties. His argument is as follows: 1) Suffering and death are bad, whether from starvation, lack of shelter, or insufficient medical care. (P1) 2) We are morally obligated to prevent bad things from happening if we are able to do so and we would not sacrifice anything morally equivalent in the process. (P2) 3) Suffering and death in

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    Cultural competence is an important key feature as a humanitarian aid worker due to the job requiring one to interact with different cultures and ethnicities. Previously at UMR, I have taken Ethics of Sociology where I learned how different cultures, classes, races and ethnicities are viewed by society and how

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    The position of Peter Singer on the subject of our moral obligation to aid those in need appears to be unquestionable at first glance; however, with further examination, Singer utilises arguments which, in my opinion, are weak and fundamentally impractical. It should also be noted that Singer himself does not follow his own principles as discussed in “Famine, Affluence and Morality” and his New York Times article, “The Singer Solution to Global Poverty”, contributing to the argument that his principles

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    George Clooney is an influential humanitarian and person. He goes out of his way, extremely often to give back to others in any way he possibly can. His decision, to go beyond, in the help he was providing for many charities was an incredibly generous and kind. With the wealth he has collected over the years he has donated many millions of dollars all across the globe. People know George Clooney as an actor, screenwriter and director. But not many people know, how over the years he has been focused

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    Homelessness is when people are without a proper residence. They often struggle to care for their basic needs. There are many factors that trigger homelessness some of which include: loss of job, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, mental or physical health problems, and drug or alcohol abuse. People who are leaving an institution are also more exposed to becoming homeless for example a person leaving a hospital or a prison. Homelessness in Ireland is increasing significantly. The Department

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    felt ashamed, I thought about a possible life of this woman. Maybe, her crack-down on me and other younger and more successful people were the only “light” in her miserable life. Maybe, I left her without her favorite eggs for the next week with the aid of my briefcase, and she was not able to buy a new pack because of the low salary. However, I stopped to worry about my actions soon. This little revenge was a natural reaction on the longstanding pressure. I could be wrong, but the woman was wrong

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    A Modest Proposal Thesis

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    What was the point of writing the essay “A Modest Proposal?” Jonathan Swift wrote this essay to describe the poverty issue of Ireland in 1729. During this time many of the people of Ireland that could not support the raising of their children so they was sold for money. In “A Modest Proposal” the narrator describes his proposal and attitude while Swift calls for a change of the conditions in Ireland while using shocking and exaggerated statements. The narrator has a proposal in the essay “A Modest

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    I Am Malala Analysis

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    A year after Malala recovered from her injuries due to the grotesque attack on her, she wrote her autobiography “I am Malala” describing the memoirs of that incident and expressing her views on access to education for all girls and boys – the same message that had garnered the attention of the Taliban in the first place. She demanded the right for education for all the girls in her country and everywhere else in the world. The media coverage of Malala all over the western part of the world has been

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    The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Made Him a Hero “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.” Andrew Carnegie believes that if you are fortunate enough to make a lot of money you should also be smart enough to give it back to your community and peers. Carnegie was a self-made man who was born in an attic of a little cottage in Scotland. When Carnegie was twelve he and his family packed up and moved to Pittsburgh.

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    Picture this. You are a six year old boy with your whole life in front of you. You have a brother and two sisters. Your mother and father are loving and only want what is best for you. You’re also very innocent and haven’t yet had to experience what real life is. Then, one day, you begin to feel pain in you bones. You don’t know what it is but it hurts. For most people, this isn’t a reality, but for Noah Wilson it was a huge part of his short life. Noah Wilson was a six year old boy when he found

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    They are caring individuals who have a gift for helping people in their lowest moments. Crisis counselors face many problems in the job field, including preparing for a humanitarian aid and fulfilling the job requirements. One of the first issues facing a crisis counselor, once already given a degree, is to prepare for humanitarian aid. Per the Red Cross Mental Health Handbook, a crisis counselor can prepare to help people is to become knowledgeable about different organizations that you can refer

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    plagued Somalia, the census bureau has been unable to acquire a more recent and updated population estimate. Of the approximately 10.6 million people who call Somalia their home, in 2014 almost 35,000 living adults were infected with either HIV or AIDS.2 If that wasn’t bad enough the people of Somalia are constantly trying to avoid contracting a number of other bacteria and diseases. Some of the worst are a protozoal diarrhea, Hepatitis A&E, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria and rabies.2 Because

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    Lester B Pearson also made humanitarian strides within Canada by introducing universal healthcare and the Canadian Pension Plan. For his contributions to the welfare of Canada and other nations, Pearson is memorable aiding Canada’s identity to be a

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    they didn’t provide affordable ARV’s to the patients. Millions died due to AIDS in Africa when medicines could have been made available to them. Even when the medicines were affordable and many lives would have been saved, the western pharmaceuticals lobby made it impossible. Advertised with the tag line “medicine monopoly malice”, it talks of how big Western pharmaceutical companies block the access to low-cost anti-AIDS drugs for the world’s poorest, causing a holocaust of 10 million deaths.

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    AIDS In Africa

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    Africa is by far, struggling the most with its ongoing battle with AIDS. In comparison with the rest of the world, they have the largest number of infected people. Throughout the years, millions of people are catching this virus and nothing seems to be getting done to prevent it. In the US they’re are discussion groups and early childhood classes on safe sex and how AIDS and HIV can be contracted. When the time comes that young adults are beginning to become sexually active they need to take the

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    Boko Haram Research Paper

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    Impact on health and the health system (Henning Berg Schmidt) The health system Boko Haram’s violent insurgency has had a major impact on the health system in North-Eastern Nigeria, significantly affecting public health. As a result of the terrorist actions, many health care workers – especially those not indigenously from the state – have fled to neighboring states. This has caused a great shortage of health workers and personnel, which means the health system is undermanned, as well causing an

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    End Of Ebola Essay

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    End of Ebola Death is one of the biggest fears of humans. In world history, only a few diseases have killed countless people and threatened humanity. A few diseases such as smallpox, influenza, and S.A.R.S. have been a problem in the past. The waves of deadly diseases did not stop there, but a new disease called Ebola was introduced not too long ago. More than 23,200 people from Africa have died, and still more counting worldwide. However, doctors and medical teams from all over the world

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    Natural Disasters In Haiti

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    Haiti ranks as one of the countries with the highest exposure to multiple hazards, according to the World Bank’s Natural Disaster Hotspot study. Haiti lies in the middle of the Caribbean Basin and has the 5th highest mortality risk to two or more hazards. With 96% of its population living at risk, Haiti has the highest vulnerability rating in terms of cyclones among the region’s small island states (12.9 on a scale of 13). The effects of cyclones include wind damage, flooding, land/mudslides and

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