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German foreign aid is at a record high and rising. Here is how it works.

Catherine Cheney included part of Dr. Martina Fuchs’ feedback on how Germany is aiding refugees in Part 2 of her article series for Devex: “German foreign aid is at a record high and rising. Here is how it works.” She highlights how the number of refugees seeking shelter in Germany is growing and the social service benefits they will receive while there.

By the end of 2016, more than two-third of refugees coming to Europe find shelter in Germany, and once they are registered, they...

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The Blistering Cold

Refugees and asylum seekers throughout Serbia are now experiencing the blistering cold of winter. A national news station recently interviewed RMF Serbia Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Pejkovic.

The translation is below:

1:13-1:21

Reporter:

Numerous volunteers from the nongovernmental organization are providing protection for refugees 24 hours a day. On winter days, they have more work to do.  

1:21-1:38

 Daniel Pejković:

“This weather favors development of respiratory infections, and that’s something they get very often. Other than that, we had multiple frostbite cases. Some of those cases were 2 to 3-year-old children.” 

1:38-1:46

“We also had cases of refugees...

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featuring the Founder and CEO of Real Medicine Foundation Dr. Martina Fuchs

Dr. Martina Fuchs is the founder and CEO of Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), a non-profit organization providing humanitarian support and development to people in disaster- and poverty-stricken areas of the world. She brings a unique perspective to the aid and development community; that of a trained and practiced physician, specializing in pediatrics.

Entrepreneurial Role Models:

Richard Branson
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Ghandi

When business started difficulties overcame:

“Being committed to growing, the most important in my life is the commitment to growing, as...

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Translation: Villagers’ Beloved Clinic!

Publication: Daraudi National Daily
Author: Santosh Adhikari
Date: December 16, 2016


Mr. Motilal Shrestha, a 96-year-old man from Arupokhari 2, reached clinic out of breath. It took him 15 minutes walking uphill from Arupokhari 1, Saat Dobate to reach the clinic, which is operated by Real Medicine Foundation in coordination with the villagers. He is also the oldest person in the village. After taking a rest when he reached the clinic, he told us, “With old age, I am suffering from asthma and cold coughs. I am here to get a checkup with the doctor.” Health...

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Translation: Wheelchair Distribution in Madan Kundari

Publication: Kavre Post
Date: December 4, 2016


Madan Kundari – Wheelchairs have been distributed in a remote village of the Kavre district: Madan Kundari. On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, wheelchairs were distributed to 9 physically disabled people of Madan Kundari. The program, organized by the Madan Kundari Health Post, was chaired by Mr. Jhamka Gautam, the chairperson of the Health Post Management Committee. The program was conducted by the chief of the health post, Mr. Tej Bahadur Ghising.

Mr. Ganesh Shrestha was the chief guest and the program administrator. He is the Nepal representative...

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Listen to the interview on the BBC News Website

BBC World Service interviewed RMF Nepal Program Program Coordinator, Barsha Dharel on April 24, 2016. Please follow the link above to listen to the interview. The Barsha Dharel interview, conducted by David Deng, starts around 46:20 mark. Below is a transcript of the interview.

David Deng: The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal last year has come and gone, but the aftershock is far from over. Twelve months on, the destruction that overtook the nation has left thousands desperate to find the means to survive whatever the circumstances. I’ve been speaking to...

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Nepal’s Landless Earthquake Victimes Deprived Of Funds to Rebuild: Oxfam Report

BY ADITYA KONDALAMAHANTY ON 04/23/16 AT 7:35 AM

Victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal last year are being deprived of funds to rebuild their homes because they either they do not own land or cannot prove they owned the place where they lived, global anti-poverty group Oxfam said in a report Friday.

Nepal’s government has announced grants of 200,000 Nepali rupees ($1,900) to families that can prove they owned land before the earthquake, which struck on April 25, 2015. However, some of the most vulnerable people are being...

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