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The Effects of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Are Still Far From Resolved

Three countries are requesting debt relief and additional funding to help with recovery efforts.

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When the Ebola virus was declared an international health emergency in 2014, international organizations began evacuating medical and humanitarian aid workers en masse. In areas hit the hardest, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the disease also displaced local families and villages, greatly reducing food production and disrupting local infrastructures.

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What's Blocking Progress for the Poor? Here Are Three Myths on Foreign Aid

Like many international organizations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases an annual letter, authored by Bill and Melinda Gates. ...

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Like many international organizations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation releases an annual letter, authored by Bill and Melinda Gates. Rather than listing the foundation's trials, triumphs, and organizational priorities, this letter, released on January 21st, takes the form of a manifesto. While the goal of the foundation to end extreme poverty across the globe remains, this letter tackles three myths that hinder progress. Simply put: poor countries stay poor, foreign aid is a waste of money, and saving lives in the developing world just creates more need (mouths to feed).

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Haiti One Year Later: Are We Any Better Prepared?

To check in on the reconstruction progress in Haiti, we sat down with scholar and architect Matt Jelacic, an expert in sustainable housing solutions.

To check in on the reconstruction progress in Haiti, we sat down with scholar and architect Matt Jelacic, an expert in sustainable housing solutions for displaced communities at University of Colorado-Boulder.

GOOD: How would you sum up the progress made in the last year?

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