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Oct 04, 2018

JCB today announced the donation of $250,000 worth of equipment to the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami which has killed more than 1,400 people.

Two Loadall telescopic handlers complete with powerful grab attachments are on their way to the region which is battling against...

Oct 04, 2018

MANILA (Oct. 4, 2018) -- In the aftermath of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated Palu and nearby areas of Sulawesi island in Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity is responding to the relief and emergency shelter needs of disaster-affected families.

Oct 02, 2018

Eye-catching videos and resources reach audiences around the world

“Now I know things about safety and rights. I’ve also learned how important it is to keep documents safe, not to be confiscated by the employer.”

September 2018 — “Што такое гандаль людзьмі?” (“What is human trafficking?”) says the...

Oct 02, 2018

Engaging lessons and storybooks spark children’s love of reading
“We want a better future for our daughters. They have better opportunities if they are educated.”

August 2018 — Crisha, 7, lives on a remote islet called Silagon in the Philippines’ central region of Cebu. Electricity, fresh water and...

Oct 02, 2018

Teachers learn techniques to boost student literacy

“Seeing my students develop into readers brings me so much joy.”

August 2018 — John, 7, lives in Ubay, Bohol — a small town in the central region of the Philippines. He runs his finger through the pages of a book, sounding out words about a small hut...

Sep 27, 2018

[Madison, WI] If you could change someone’s life for $25, would you?

That is exactly what local non-profit, Combat Blindness International (CBI) is doing around the world. Founded in 1984 by Dr. Suresh Chandra of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, CBI is dedicated to...

Sep 11, 2018

JCB is supporting a major clear-up mission on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks over the past month killed almost 500 people, injured thousands and left more than 150,000 homeless.

The company, through local dealer Airindo JCB, has donated the use of a JS205...

Sep 11, 2018

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the...

Sep 04, 2018

Compared with previous years, Taiwanese enterprises made greater progress on the CSR front this time. In 2017 alone, companies poured NT$8.2 billion into charitable donations. The companies that made it into the top 100 corporate citizens employ a total of 460,000 people, accounting for only four percent of Taiwan’...

Aug 09, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali at around 6.45pm on August 5th, 2018, with more than 90 people dead and hundreds more injured. The immediate focus is search, rescue and meeting the basic needs of people affected by the earthquake.

Jul 13, 2018

“Doctor, you mean both my kidneys are not functioning at all and I have to be on dialysis for three times a week with each time covering 4 hours for the rest of my life unless there is a possibility of me receiving a healthy donor kidney or advances in medical science?”.

This was a question posed by a...

May 15, 2018

She was only in her early twenties when Zaliha binti Sis discovered that her kidneys were failing. Noticing that her legs and face were unusually swollen, she decided to go for a medical check-up, and was diagnosed as having nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder.

May 15, 2018

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- INDEX Holding, a leading UAE national company, signed a Cooperation Agreement with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, at INDEX Holding headquarters in Dubai in support of “Voices for Refugees” Activation Campaign. The agreement was signed by Mr. Houssam...

May 11, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand --( ASIA TODAY )-- Experts debated the challenges and opportunities to develop strategies for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks in hazard-prone countries at the two-day workshop on “Developing the elements of a disaster risk financing strategy”.

The workshop, held in Bangkok...

May 10, 2018

Thailand, 9 May 2018 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announced its commitment to help defeat malaria in the region as part of a long-term partnership with M2030, a brand created by Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), and supported by the Global Fund. M2030 brings...

May 07, 2018

Clinics gain accreditation and reimbursement from national health program

April 2018 — Throughout Estela Tudio’s first pregnancy in 2013, she worried about medical expenses. Estela, a homemaker in Bayambang — a town in the Philippines’ northern region of Luzon — and her husband, Almar, who earned $6 (300...

May 03, 2018

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia−At the Civilian Training Center in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, 40 Mongolian journalists listened intently to Thai Public Broadcast Services (ThaiPBS) disaster and weather reporting news editor, Ms. Darin Klong Ugkara, as she narrated her journey to becoming a journalist who reports to...

Apr 20, 2018

• Habitat Young Leaders Build has grown to be the organization’s largest youth initiative in the Asia-Pacific region supported by more than 8 million people through onsite build activities and social engagement over seven years.
• Since 2012, HYLB has raised over US$ 5.2 million funds to support 25,635...

Mar 13, 2018

Patient-centered approach overcomes resistance

February 2018 — Sirichai* is a construction worker who lives with his wife in Thailand’s Rayong province. In 2013, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) and has undergone multiple courses of treatment since then. At the age of 50, he learned that he had...

Mar 13, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 8 March 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- In conjunction of World Kidney Day (WKD) 2018, National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia’s (NKF) Open Day took place today at the NKF – BERJAYA Resource Centre.

Mar 13, 2018

MANILA (March 13, 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- More than 80 volunteers have arrived in Bago region, central Myanmar, for the Asia Build as part of Habitat for Humanity’s largest youth-focused movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Over at the Pacific Build, volunteers from Australia, New Zealand and the United States...

Mar 12, 2018

Singapore, 10 March 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- As part of its ongoing efforts to demonstrate the importance of first aid in building community resilience, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) today debuted its First Aid Fiesta, held at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage. Graced by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry...