ECPAT

ECPAT

ECPAT-USA ‏@ecpatusa 4h
Tomorrow, ECPAT-USA Exec Director Carol Smolenski testifies at a Congressional Hearing about #SuperBowl! Watch live > http://ow.ly/sXxgU 
8:40 AM – 26 Jan 2014

ECPAT International ‏@ECPAT Jan 24
Check out highlights from the 2013 Beyond Borders ECPAT #Canada Media Awards. http://buff.ly/1eJCD4S  @Beyond_Borders
6:41 AM – 24 Jan 2014

ECPATUSACarol ‏@ECPATUSACarol Jan 22
Recap of #SCOTUS arguments today abt #paroline http://tinyurl.com/ko2zjst  Hope judges decide for restitution ECPAT brief: http://tinyurl.com/l3c7u3w 
1:56 PM – 22 Jan 2014

ECPAT-USA ‏@ecpatusa Jan 17
We’re in it to #ENDIT! ECPAT-USA is proud to be joining the @enditmovement as an official coalition partner! http://ow.ly/sGGWA 
12:10 PM – 17 Jan 2014

Handicap International

Handicap International

New study shows the Syrian conflict’s terrible legacy of disability
January 21, 2014
Excerpt
With the Geneva II Middle East peace conference poised to begin, Handicap International has published a study into the causes and types of injuries observed by its teams working with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria. Out of the interviewed people who had new injuries due to the crisis, 60% were victims of explosive weapons and were suffering from serious physical injuries. Handicap International calls on the international community to bring an end to the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and to ensure that civilian populations can access humanitarian aid and health care. The association wishes to draw the international community’s attention to the terrible legacy the Syrian conflict will leave in terms of the number of people left disabled and who will require extensive, long-term care management.

From November 2012 to October 2013, Handicap International conducted 1,847 interviews with displaced persons in Syria, in the areas where the association works to provide them with better psychological and physical care. Almost half (913) of those interviewed had sustained injuries related to the current conflict. One in five of these people were under the age of 17.

It is particularly disturbing to note that 60% of these victims had been injured by explosive weapons, while 31% had sustained gunshot wounds. The people harmed by explosive weapons were often suffering from severe physical injuries: more than 60% had fractures or complex fractures, 25% had undergone an amputation, 21% were suffering from peripheral nerve injury, and 7% had irreversible spinal cord injuries.
“These devastating injuries require immediate and adequate care to avoid permanent disabilities or even putting the victim’s life in danger,” said Elizabeth MacNairn, Executive Director of Handicap International U.S. In addition, 88.49% of all respondents with new injuries related to the crisis reported they had not had satisfactory access to rehabilitation services prior to Handicap International’s intervention. Victims of explosive weapons need to access appropriate health services urgently, thus avoiding complications and in some cases death…

Handicap Int’l-US ‏@HI_UnitedStates Jan 20
Great @CBSNews photo gallery featuring our work in #Cambodia helping #landmine victims get prosthetic legs. http://cbsn.ws/1cMuc4B 
8:07 AM – 20 Jan 2014

Handicap Intl UK ‏@HI_UK Jan 24
Looking for quality and up-to-date information resources on disability? Check out the latest update on Source http://bit.ly/1d0O5Fe 
9:45 AM – 24 Jan 2014

Handicap Intl UK ‏@HI_UK Jan 23
VIDEO: “I feel much safer now” – Film about our Disaster Risk Management project in South Asia http://bit.ly/KL4iaA  #DRR #humanitarian
6:31 AM – 23 Jan 2014

Handicap Intl UK ‏@HI_UK Jan 21
Our Director, Aleema, giving evidence to the @CommonsIDC #Disability and #Development session right now- Watch here > http://bit.ly/1cPqzel 
2:10 AM – 21 Jan 2014

Heifer International

Heifer International

January 22, 2014
Pete Kappelman Named to Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Pete Kappelman, a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has been elected to an at-large position of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.
Full Press Release

January 22, 2014
Arlene Falk Withers Named Chair of Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Arlene Falk Withers has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.
Full Press Release

January 22, 2014
Esther Cohen Named to Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Esther Cohen, the chief operating officer for Episcopal Relief & Development, the international humanitarian agency of the Episcopal Church, was recently named to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.
Full Press Release

January 22, 2014
Andrew Kang Bartlett Named to Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Andrew Kang Bartlett of Louisville, Ky. has been elected to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty. Kang Bartlett will serve the volunteer board as a Covenant Agency Director representing the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Full Press Release

January 22, 2014
Jerry Jones Named to Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Jerry C. Jones, Chief Ethics and Legal Officer, Executive Vice President for Acxiom Corporation, has been elected to an at-large position of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.
Full Press Release

January 22, 2014
Nikolaus Hutter Named to Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Nikolaus Hutter, of Toniic Europe, has been elected to an at-large position to the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty.
Full Press Release

January 22, 2014
Susan Grant Named Vice Chair of Heifer International Board of Directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Susan Grant, Executive Vice President of CNN News Services, has been named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Grant was elected to the Heifer Board in 2011.
Full Press Release

Pierre Ferrari ‏@HeiferCEO Jan 22
ICYMI: MT @Heifer: Heifer awarded $25.5M grant from the @GatesFoundation to build upon existing work in Africa: http://hefr.in/1kUfwun 
11:56 AM – 22 Jan 2014

Pierre Ferrari ‏@HeiferCEO Jan 20

.@Heifer VP, @mayangelango talks making dairy program “model of success” in Africa http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2014/January/heifer-vp-talks-eadd-continuation.html …
9:14 AM – 20 Jan 2014

HelpAge International

HelpAge International

Toby Porter ‏@tobyhporter Jan 25
Going home. Gr8 #davos & discussions on ageing but more attention needed on implications 4 developing world pic.twitter.com/KFrIFtgq8T
Retweeted by HelpAge
2:22 AM – 25 Jan 2014

HelpAge ‏@helpage Jan 24
Older people main victims of Japanese earthquake and tsunami: Our new study http://shar.es/UxGX3  via @sharethis
2:21 AM – 24 Jan 2014

Toby Porter ‏@tobyhporter Jan 22
For inclusive growth, need more ageing data, spec Africa, Middle East & Caribbean. Shown by our ageing index http://bit.ly/V8d7t  #WEF2014
Retweeted by HelpAge
7:36 AM – 22 Jan 2014

HelpAge ‏@helpage Jan 20
Age Helps is out! http://paper.li/helpage/1360751304 … Stories via @Aging_Society @ILCUK @HelpAge_USA
2:30 AM – 20 Jan 2014

International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

IRC Blog
On the ground in northern Ethiopia
Posted by The IRC on January 25, 2014
New blog post from IRC president David Miliband, in Ethiopia: “I am here to get a ground-level view of what the policy papers and the headlines can only hint at: the human reality of conflict, demographic change, religious fear and climate change.” more »

Syrian children in Lebanon warmer this winter, but needs are great
Posted by Ned Colt on January 24, 2014
With two months of cold winter nights to come, the IRC and UNICEF have been working together to provide coats, sweaters and other clothing to protect refugee children from the elements. “Our priority for winter is to make sure children are warm,” says the IRC’s Marwan Lahoud. more »

Caught in crisis [Video]
Posted by The IRC on January 22, 2014
From Syria to the Central African Republic, the IRC is reaching millions of men, women and children caught in crisis. Hear their stories. more »

The IRC rebuilds after devastating fires roar through Thailand refugee camps
Posted by Peter Biro on January 21, 2014
The International Rescue Committee has started to reconstruct destroyed water pipes, bathing facilities and latrines after a fire whipped through the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border on Dec. 28. more »

David Miliband ‏@DMiliband 6h
In Eastern Ethiopia, Abdulahi Muhamud told me, “Water is life and IRC gave me life.” pic.twitter.com/DX7sSka1iF
6:41 AM – 26 Jan 2014

Intl Rescue Comm IRC ‏@theIRC 3h
IRC is one of the longest standing agencies active in #Ethiopia. Here’s a first-hand account from @DMiliband>> http://bit.ly/1aVnzR3 
9:37 AM – 26 Jan 2014

Intl Rescue Comm IRC ‏@theIRC Jan 21
Kids being kids, wherever they are- part2. This time, at an IRC #CARcrisis distribution camp. http://bit.ly/1eHniAj  pic.twitter.com/lawq9mjKR2
11:52 AM – 21 Jan 2014

IRCT

IRCT

News
Concerns over possible intelligence activities by the Mexican state targeting human rights defenders
21 January 2014

News
Iraqi torture rehabilitation organisation joins IRCT movement
20 January 2014
A new torture rehabilitation organisation, offering support to thousands of torture victims in northern Iraq, has joined the IRCT.
The Kirkuk Centre for Torture Victims has an extensive network of rehabilitation centres in the north of the country, operating through six branches in the Kurdish region of Iraq and in the Domiz refugee camp.
It is the second IRCT member based in Iraq and already treats around 2,000 torture survivors a year, half of whom are women and children.
The centre offers a range of services catering for the needs of all victims of torture and is a particularly important resource in the region, especially with a rise in Syrian refugees entering the country seeking physical and psychological assistance…

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières

January 21, 2014
South Africa: Stand Strong Against Aggressive Pharma Campaign
MSF urges the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines. Read more »

MSF Access Campaign ‏@MSF_access Jan 23
Non profitable diseases are neglected. Poor patients are out of the picture. @Bayer it doesn’t have to be this way: http://ow.ly/sSbZF 
Retweeted by Doctors w/o Borders
7:11 AM – 23 Jan 2014

MSF UK Press Office ‏@MSF_Press Jan 22
@marktran #MSF In Bangui: violence is ‘relentless’ http://www.msf.org.uk/article/central-african-republic-%E2%80%9C-violence-relentless … … Spokespeople available #CARcrisis pic.twitter.com/N08rjEF7OK
6:15 AM – 22 Jan 2014