Humanitarian Happenings

"Though the world is full of suffering, it is also filled with the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

This blog is to broadcast the common good, and praise those that insist we move forward, together.

I love humanitarian action and I'm permanently thankful for the way people want to help others live the life they're entitled to.

If you have a story to submit, please by all means share! There is too much to even catch on my own.

I'll post quotes, pictures, etc. if they relate to the topic.

Thanks for following! I appreciate your similar affinity to humanitarian happenings!

-Antoinette
The human being cannot live in a condition of emptiness for very long: if he is not growing toward something, he does not merely stagnate; the pent-up potentialities turn into morbidity and despair, and eventually into destructive activities.
Man’s Search for Himself (Rollo May)

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CURRENT HAPPENINGS

IN SOMALIA: Billion dollar appeals to assist Somali people over the course of the next year. This country has been upset by conflict, flooding, food insecurity and drought. Potential funding would contribute to over 360 humanitarian projects targeting 3.8 million people according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

IN SYRIA: The conflict trudges on. Most notably is the effect of violence on civilians. The coming winter temperatures are of major concern. UN agencies have been delivering winter packages containing blankets, hygiene kits and thermal clothing to families who will certainly need it. Each package weighs 42 kilos. Nearly 20,000 people have been killed since uprising against President Bashaar Al-Assad began over a year ago. 

UNICEF is working hard to provide the most vulnerable population in a humanitarian crisis, children and infants, what they need. They are also providing heated tents which will be used for shelter as well as classrooms. Solar panels are being installed in Jordan and Iraq at refugee washrooms to provide hot water. 

How are y’all? I’m gonna get back to what I love and post more humanitarian stuffs! Thanks for not unfollowing after months of being inactive.

Memorize something everyday.
Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.
There’s no need to wait for the bad things and bullshit to be over. Change now. Love now. Live now. Don’t wait for people to give you permission to live, because they won’t.
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Hello, all! Apologies for my complete and total absence from this blog… to say I haven’t been tumbling on my normal page would be a lie, I’ve simply caught a case of the lazy that lasted an entire semester… that’s an enthralling tale for later so ANYway. Do you have anything you’d like to submit or have me research? Any comments, questions, concerns over the content of the blog or just plain old me?

I’ll hopefully be posting at least one story per week if I can manage to simply log in and post what I’m currently reading or schooling up on in the world of do-wellers and peaceful stuffs. I hope you all are doing fabulously and you keep faith in what is coming up for this page.

*Current read is 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen, if you are into the public health-y, personal anecdotal, emotional, factual, “inside details” type of read than you should pick up a copy like I just did today! I’m feeling as though the HIV/AIDS pandemic is something I want to hone in on for my future career (along with maternal and child nutrition) and thus I stumbled upon this book. Let me know what you guys think if you’ve read it, or what you think once you’re finished.

Later!

Blood:Water mission. I figure the video is fairly succinct. 

bloodwatermission.com

cambodiankidsfoundation:

Hey guys, 

Just wanting to bring to your attention one of our special CKF friends Gilly.
She is raising money for our Soksan International School buy chopping off all of her lovely locks!

She hopes to raise $6000 by the time her high school graduation comes around, where she will be showing off her new ‘do’ for the first time. We think she is really brave & wonderful & it would be fantastic if any of you would like to show her some support and send a little donation her way.

Her is her fundraising website, you can donate online!

http://www.ckfhaircut.com/

Don’t forget every little bit helps her towards her $6000 goal! 

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