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The Perfect Storm

When it rained on August 26 in Nicaragua, it wasn’t just a gentle patter of raindrops. Over the course of a little more than an hour, more than five inches of rain poured down on parched land and became the cause of much celebration. 547 more words

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Take Opportunities to Pay It Forward

(Above: Jen Krane and Fallon Gokhman, JDRC Student Delegation Representatives, help rebuild 1Day Ranch in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma)

By Jen Krane

September 18, 2014

I was always told to never turn down an opportunity; when one comes your way, take it and make the best of it. 633 more words

Crisis Response and Management in Gaza

A perfect storm is hitting the Gaza Strip.

Before Israel’s military assault this past July and August, the 1.8 million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip were living under a suffocating economic, cultural and political siege that made life unbearable. 423 more words

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MY PIECE: Disaster response is a time for excuses and shirking as far as our bureaucracy & govts are concerned

Having covered some of the natural disasters in recent years, one can say that with the exception of Odisha vis-à-vis cyclone Phailin, hardly any state administration or bureaucracy has displayed the resolve and ability to act decisively in the face of a natural disaster. 842 more words

#JammuKashmirfloods: Flew maiden sortie onboard IAF's sole 'giant crane', its Mi26 helicopter, on deployment towards flood relief ops

Pressed to meet the growing requirements of rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday deployed its only operational “flying crane” – the Mi-26 helicopter – from Chandigarh to Pathankot en-route to Awantipur south of Srinagar. 424 more words

Time for church at ‘Cristo es el Camino’ Christian Reformed Church in Nagarote, Nicaragua

While Martha was walking from the north end of town she met a good friend whom she had not seen for some time.  As they were greeting each other with a hug, the earth trembled.   1,344 more words

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