Members of the Camara Women's Collective at work farming rice before the flooding in February. (Photo courtesy Susan Partnow)

Flooding disaster in Burundi hits close to home

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re still reeling from the mudslide that leveled homes and took lives in Oso. But one local organization is also in mourning for the deadly results of erratic weather in Burundi, halfway around the world. On February 9th, torrential rains triggered massive flooding that destroyed 4,500 homes in Bujumbura, Burundi’s […]
Apr 9, 2014
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Flooding and corruption a dual threat for Philippines’ urban poor

Filipinos who live on less than $2 a day are being hurt, not helped, by their country’s economic boom.
Sep 12, 2013
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Globalist Roundup: DIY prosthetics, Belgium street harassment, Downton Abbey cookbook

Chinese man builds own prosthetics after fishing accident Sun Jifa is the new face of DIY disability adaptation after making his own prosthetic arms from steel and scrap metal. The arms took eight years to construct, but were the alternative to the expensive models recommended by the hospital. (Via Daily Mail)  A backwards baseball hat […]
Aug 17, 2012