NGO’s Role in Effective Disaster Response

By Charles Maclean, founder of Philanthropy Now

What Will It Take For Disaster Response To Do More Good and No Harm?

Gulf oil spill, Afghanistan warfare, Haiti earthquake, Indian Ocean tsunami, Katrina hurricane, Rwanda genocide, Somalia famine… What’s to come? How can NGOs respond smarter? How can donors give smarter? How can aid recipients become uplifted and self-sufficient?
Research reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences and Florin Diacu’s book Megadisasters suggests that natural catastrophes and human-caused calamities are likely to increase in frequency and severity.

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