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How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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In Sierra Leone particularly, Internet access is sparse and communities are often isolated. Why is text messaging so effective?

Red Cross Uses Texts as a Weapon in West Africa Ebola Fight – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

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” I will have a full book review coming. It links to a donation landing page. How did you come up with the idea for this board?

How Bitcoin is Used in Combatting Ebola - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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How Bitcoin is Used in Combatting Ebola - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "A group from Ghana has found a way to deploy cash donations more rapidly and more effectively directly to the front lines of the effort to contain Ebola in neighboring Sierra Leone.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

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This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. They lost power, heat, and light. Network

Do-Good Mother's Day Gift and Donation Ideas

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You can give, "one for mom, one for the earth," when you give a sponsorship gift through the Sierra Club.

Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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It originally appeared on NetSquared. Open Data. Is Open Data Just A Flash in the Pan Movement? Big Data. Open Source data NetSquared big data

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have multiple projects going right now in Sierra Leone. One of the issues I was exploring on my trip to Africa was the expansion of the use of our Martus software there. When we started working on Martus four years ago, we didn't look too closely at Africa. Times have changed dramatically. Cybercafes are found in quite poor areas.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Patrick Ball is here working on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission data analysis. I've been in South Africa for just two days and have had several exciting meetings. My base of operations has been the IDP Africa Forum 2004, a conference for organizations serving the blind throughout Africa.

UN World Food Programme Featured in Blood Diamond

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The WFP provided food aid from 1991-2002 during the civil war in Sierra Leone. On the WFP site you can: * Read about "Blood, Diamonds and Hunger" and the WFP's work in Sierra Leone. Read an interview with Paul Arè s , the former WFP regional manager for West Africa, about his experience in Sierra Leone in the 1990s.

Be a Blogger for Human Rights

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You can read case studies of how their videos have made a difference here. You can expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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sierra leone (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. darfur (31). DC (6).

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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sierra leone (4). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. darfur (31). DC (6).

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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sierra leone (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. x) = number of times the term was searched. darfur (17).

November 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

Social Actions

sierra leone (2). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on flows of philanthropic activity. Below are the most popular search terms for November 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times. x) = number of times the term was searched. darfur (17).

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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I remember a very wonderful woman from Sierra Leone, Sarandabba, saying to me, "You know in a war, women are raped, but Mother Earth is also raped.