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UN Volunteer in Nepal recalls destruction
28 April 2015
On the World Food Programme's website, Enja Sæthren (Norway), a UN Youth Volunteer in the WFP Emergency Response and Resilience Team in Nepal, recalls the immediate aftermath of the Gorkha earthquake which struck on 25 April 2015. Enja is fully funded by the Government of Norway. Visit site
More about: Emergency relief
Countries:  Nepal  Norway
Pakistani volunteer wins villagers’ hearts on Sierra Leone Ebola frontlines
31 March 2015
As he walked down a dusty road in Kunta Dumba, in Kambia district, northern Sierra Leone, the villagers bellowed intermittently, “Mr. Khalid! Mr. Khalid!” Khalid Javed Choudhry, a Pakistani UN Volunteer, smiled and waved at the people with whom he has developed an uncommon affinity.

Kunta Dumba, a small village near the border with neighbouring Guinea, is battling Ebola, and a number of families have lost their loved ones. In fact, on the day that Khalid and a team from the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) visited, two families were quarantined.

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More about: Health
Countries:  Pakistan  Sierra Leone
United Nations Volunteers: Recognizing the Role of Volunteers in Eradicating Poverty
09 February 2015
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, perfectly summed up the important role volunteers play in our world.  Volunteering, he said, “is a source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and social cohesion. It brings positive social change by fostering respect for diversity, equality and the participation of all. It is among society’s most vital assets.” Visit site
Devex features South-South volunteering by VSO, Peace Corps and UNV
16 September 2014
Devex article report on the advantages that volunteer involvement organizations such as Volunteer Service Overseas, the US Peace Corps and UNV are experiencing by having international volunteers from the Global South carry out development activities. Visit site

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