Wednesday June 21, 2017

A recent survey commissioned by the humanitarian organization Islamic Relief Worldwide asked members of several Westernized countries (UK, Germany, United States, Lebanon) their views on Refugees.

While most respondents agreed that the majority of refugees were innocent victims, they were less agreeable to accepting them into their countries. Many associated refugees with terrorism.

Read more.

(Source: Humanosphere)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in DATA on Wednesday Jun 21, 2017  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday October 25, 2016

The New York Times has published this map feature "The Battle of Mosul: changes on the Ground in the First Week".

Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured a number of villages and towns east and south of Mosul in the first week of the operation against the Islamic State

They still, however, remain miles away from the city centre.

(Source: The Map Room)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday Oct 25, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday August 23, 2016

Aid for trade 10 years on: keeping it effective is a 2015 document, published by the OECD.

Ten years after the 2005 WTO Ministerial Conference agreed on a mandate to operationalize aid for trade, this paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Initiative.

After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and most, importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

(Source: OECD)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Tuesday Aug 23, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share