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Apr 6, 2014
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Why coexistence doesn’t equal reconciliation in Rwanda

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One Hutu killer describes feeling “like two different people” as he took part in the genocide: a man who obediently slaughtered his Tutsi neighbours because the mayor told him to, yet who hid one of their daughters in a grain basket to save her from the machetes.

A Tutsi survivor recalls the moment attackers rounded on her 17-year-old brother as he cried: “Why are you killing us? We used to be friends.”

Apr 6, 2014
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Why coexistence doesn’t equal reconciliation in Rwanda

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One Hutu killer describes feeling “like two different people” as he took part in the genocide: a man who obediently slaughtered his Tutsi neighbours because the mayor told him to, yet who hid one of their daughters in a grain basket to save her from the machetes.

A Tutsi survivor recalls the moment attackers rounded on her 17-year-old brother as he cried: “Why are you killing us? We used to be friends.”

May 2, 2012
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Solutions for a hungry world

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By 2050, experts say, the planet will need at least 70 percent more food than it does today as its population soars, cities sprawl and climate change takes its toll. Will it be possible?

That’s a question AlertNet put to hunger fighters worldwide for a special multimedia report out today probing the future of food. Their answer: The planet can feed itself – but only if two “revolutions” happen, and happen soon.

Mar 29, 2012
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What good is ‘crowd-sourcing’ when everyone needs help?

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In a recent blog post I referred in passing to some of the hype surrounding “crowd-sourcing” projects in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

That’s not to criticise the volunteers – mostly in the United States – who collectively devoted hundreds of hours to charting the needs of quake survivors on online maps, based on SMS texts sent from the disaster zone.

Mar 24, 2012
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Will Twitter put the U.N. out of the disaster business?

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How is communications technology transforming disaster response?

A business that doesn’t communicate with its customers won’t stay in business very long — it’ll soon lose track of what its clients want, and clients won’t know what products or services are on offer.

In the multi-billion dollar humanitarian aid industry, relief agencies are businesses and their beneficiaries are customers. Yet many agencies have muddled along for decades with scarcely a nod towards communicating with the folks they’re supposed to be serving.

Mar 1, 2012

At least 12 killed as tornadoes strike U.S. Midwest

, Feb 29 (Reuters) – Powerful storms
that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest on
Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including six in Illinois
who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them,
authorities said.

The violent weather that hit six Midwest states starting in
Kansas and Missouri overnight swept into middle Tennessee and
slammed the Cumberland Plateau region, about an hour east of
Nashville, killing two women in Cumberland County and one person
in DeKalb County, according to emergency agency officials.

Feb 29, 2012
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Introducing ‘The Human Impact’

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Two Congolese boys comfort each other in a hospital in Goma, Feb. 10, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Welcome to “The Human Impact”, a new blog by journalists of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters.

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      "Tim Large is editor of three global news services run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters and Reuters News. He oversees the AlertNet humanitarian news website; its related Emergency Information Service (EIS) for disaster-affected populations; and TrustLaw, a hub of news and information on anti-corruption, good governance, women's rights and free legal assistance."
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