07 novembre 2006

Ice cream anyone?

Did you know? Only 5 billion dollars is spent on humanitarian crisis each year. This amount is double what europeans spend on ice cream and nearly half of what americans spend on their pets annually. So boys and girls, what do you fancy? a pet or an ice cream?
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17 février 2006


It's coming. After Asia, it's now in Europe and Africa. Don't underestimate it. If widely transmitted to humans, this pandemic will have tremendous - deadly - repercussions. Here is a first read to get prepared. Very general, but give some useful advices: Pandemic_Influenza_Planning___A_Guide_for_Individuals_and_Families_CDC01_2006.pdf If interested knowing more on the issue, here are very interesting articles from the Foreign Affairs magazine. You'll find here everything you need to know about the bird flu pandemic. The... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2006


Rien que pour le mois de janvier 2006, l’Hôpital de Logo - une zone reculée d’Ituri - a vu passer une centaine de personnes victimes de viols. Les mois précédents ont vu un nombre similaire de victimes passer par cet hôpital. Durant le conflit, ce sont les milices qui furent les principaux responsables des exactions : des femmes, des hommes sont enlevés, certains pour quelques jours, d’autres pour plusieurs semaines. Ils seront victimes de toutes sortes de sévices, parfois collectivement, devenant à l’occasion de véritables esclaves... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2006

Rita's new year resolutions

Live the life of your dreams! Fix yourself objectives or life goals. I know it seems like work but sometimes WE are our worst piece of work and need to think a bit more about our lives, be conscious of our acts, take meaningful decisions, BECOME  the change we would like to see. I want to DREAM, but I also want to realise some of my dreams in 2006. I want to reflect on my life and tell myself the things I am afraid to acknowledge. I want to be a better person (only in my own point of view). Have the best life You want... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2005

Tsunami, one year on

Aceh, a tiny province on the northen tip of the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia, was the place the most severely hit by the Tsunami. More than 220,000 people lost their lives in a matter of minutes. This tragedy took place a year ago. Heavily involved in the relief operations that followed, we have been touched by the warmth and friendliness of acehnese people. This is an experience we will never forget. Please check out our new photo album of post Tsunami Aceh. Nous avons passé une grande partie de l'année 2005 à Aceh, en... [Lire la suite]
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