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Watch and Wait

Watch and wait DISASTER | One week after Japan’s massive earthquake, many victims are still looking for help | Jamie Dean Waiting for water in Ishinomaki (AP/Kyodo News) Japan missionary Russell Board compares post-earthquake Japan to post-9/11 America: “A stunning and unprecedented disaster, followed by a continuing state of threat and uncertainty.” The stunning disaster continued to […]

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Letter From Japan

The letter below was written by a Japanese pastor and given to the Director of Japanese International Food for the Hungry.   Report provided by Rev. Akira Sato of Fukushima First Baptist Church (written/translated by Dr. Eisuke Kanda) Thank you for your prayers. At midnight of March 15, my wife and I headed for the […]

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Triple Threat in Japan: Listen to Pete Howard, FH Emergency Response Unit, Explain the Triple Threat

“The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the past 65 years since World War II.”  –Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Peter Howard, Food for the Hungry Emergency Response Unit, shares with Mission Network News about the “triple threat” in Japan. Listen Here: http://mnnonline.org/player/?media=interview&id=2675&length=&date= Three consecutive threats: An 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the […]

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Before/After Photos from Japan

Visit the New York Times Blog to view satellite photos of Japan before and after the quake and tsunami. Satellite photos available at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html?src=ISMR_AP_LI_LST_FB Update from Mission Network News: Japan (MNN) ― Experts are already predicting that the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will rank among the costliest natural disasters on record. Three days later, officials struggled to deal […]

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How to get the most bang for your charitable buck

Larry Summers, when he was chief economist at the World Bank, wrote: “Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.” March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 […]

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Should water be provided by the public or private sector?

We’ve talked a lot so far about the raw mechanics of finding, gathering and storing clean water in extremely remote places like Sololo, Kenya. But this article about the president of Bolivia got me thinking about how water is managed day-to-day once access to it is established. Most water distribution in developing countries is managed by the public sector, but […]

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How to Fall in Love with Bangladesh

You might be asking yourself, “Why Bangladesh?”  You might be wondering, “Where is Bangladesh? I have never heard of this place!”  You might be thinking, “Why would I go there and what would we do?”  These are great questions and I am so glad you asked! Surrounded by India on all sides, Bangladesh is the size […]

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Indonesia-Tsunami on the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra

Indonesia tsunami toll hits 343 as bodies found Fisherman Joni Sageru, 30, recalled being jolted awake by the quake and running outside to hear screams to run to higher ground on his island of Pagai Selaton. “First, we saw sea water recede far away, then when it returned, it was like a big wall running […]

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