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Ebola - A Year Less Ordinary

by Damien Queally

When the Ebola outbreak was declared 12 months ago, no one really knew what a change this epidemic would bring about to the lives of people not only in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but globally as people struggled to understand the disease, its transmission, the risks, the devastation, and the emotion.

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Playing Mind Games: Cyclone Pam Reminds Us Why Emotional Care is Important

by Dr. Unni Krishnan

If you want to respond to and recover from a disaster and its impact on the mind, be prepared, play hard, and plan for the future.

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Lessons From Haiyan: 5 Steps to Improve Accountability to Beneficiaries

by Alex Jacobs

Plan International Director of Program Quality Alex Jacobs recently spent a fascinating morning at the launch of a special edition of Humanitarian Exchange on the Typhoon Haiyan response in the Philippines, where they discussed how aid agencies can be more accountable to the people they serve.

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Post-Ebola: What does the recovery look Like?

by Tessie San Martin

The third and final blog written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Stopping Ebola: A View From the Trenches

by Tessie San Martin

The second of three blogs written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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No Handshakes in Post-Ebola Liberia

by Tessie San Martin

The first of three blogs written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Surviving the Earthquake, and Moving On in Haiti

by John Jaloner

Five years later in Haiti, the landscape has changed. That is not to say that the then-poorest country in the Western hemisphere, even with a massive investment of donor cash, now looks like Dubai. But, after over three years of relatively stable government, there is a difference.

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Remembering the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

by Nigel Chapman

Ten years ago, a disaster of epic proportions devastated several countries in Asia. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed over 230,000 people in a day, while over 45,000 still remain missing.

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Encounters During the Ebola Awareness Campaign

by Plan International USA

Youth are taking action across West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. Saatah, 16, from Lofa County, Liberia, is among the young Plan volunteers helping affected communities in controlling the spread of the disease.

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Now the Storm Has Passed

by Nigel Chapman

“Building Back Better” means working with communities in the Philippines on their recovery journey, involving them as partners in the recovery process, providing emotional support and building knowledge, community spirit, and resilience: Things that aren’t seen immediately or on the surface, but can withstand any future challenge – much like the resilience of the Filipino community.

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Hope in the Time of Ebola?

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Ebola, a deadly viral disease that has no proven cure, continues to kill people at a pace that is unprecedented. The elusive illness spreads fast, several steps ahead of the response. Lessons from Nigeria will help contain the outbreak elsewhere, especially other countries that are on high alert.

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Children Dying and Surviving Alone in Liberia

by Henry Garneo

A youth blogger from Liberia describes the devastating effects Ebola is having on his community.

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