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GPP 115: Global Poverty - Challenges and Hopes in the New Millennium: Disaster Relief


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Clinton Foundation.  Forum for "global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges."

Global Policy Forum. Independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking. It promotes accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and security, social justice and international law.

International Development Research Center.  Initiates, encourages, supports, and conduct research into the problems of the developing world.  From the Government of Canada.

USAID Office of Disaster Assistance.  Responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. government’s response to disasters overseas

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