A quick introduction to the 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan


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The 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness kicked off in Busan today. What's that, you might ask? Here's a video to introduce what the event is all about: Here's a quick summary of what's happening: Thousands of government and private aid officials converge this week on the port city of Busan for a summit aimed […]

Who works for INGOs?


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Before I went to Timor-Leste in 2008 I had a lot of preconceived ideas about international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). Truth be told, I didn't know very much about the INGO world at all. But gradually, as I started to see the work being done in Timor-Leste and meet the people doing it, I did away […]

So where is your money going?


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I was trawling through the archives when I came across this blog post I wrote in 2007. More than 8,000 people were killed in Thailand by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. A number of Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams from around the world joined together to form Thailand Tsunami Victim Identification (TTVI). Donations from countless […]

Work related


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Here's a video I made about how Plan is supporting people affected by the floods in Thailand. And on that note, it would be great if everyone could support Plan Asia by joining us on Facebook, Twitter and FlickR. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/planasia Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/PlaninAsia Check us out on FlickR: http://FlickR.com/photos/planasia

How many people have died in/been affected by the floods in Southeast Asia?


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Thailand 381 dead 2,450,000 affected Cambodia 257 dead 1,200,000 affected Vietnam 63 dead 330,000 affected Laos 30 dead 430,000 affected Philippines 98 dead 4,000,000 affected The total number of fatalities in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines is now 829. The total number of people affected is 8,410,000. Source: UNOCHA