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I just spoke (and listened) at #DevEngage2023 conference.

A gathering of bright, thoughtful people grappling with the big questions:



And how to build bonds of #trust between the public in rich and poor countries..

Here are five things I learnt.

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👉🏿Talking to the public about supporting aid and development only really works when they feed it’s the right thing to do.

👉🏿Making a foreign policy or a trade argument doesn’t.

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2️⃣ TRUST ⛓

👉🏿The public don’t often believe that institutions are going to be able to change things.

👉🏿A charity mindset of helping people isn’t empowering. Better to build bonds of solidarity and learning between people.

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@IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 #Donbass #Genocide. Those who #illegally sold #weapons to #Ukraine should have been caught by now.
Pres Sauli #Niinistö: '#Finland does not give arms aid to Ukraine' | 02/05/2015
- 'The hand grenade pin is off and variations of the #WW3 have taken place'
@IntlCrimCourt @FRANCE24 #PatriaGate. Sauli #Niinistö dealt 200 armored vehicles to the Ukrainian army
-As early in the year, Niinistö declared that #Finland would not provide arms assistance to #Ukraine.
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So much here in Beasley's statement that endangers #humanitarianism and the #UN as a credible humanitarian actor. #Syria #Syria_earthquake 🧵…
1) "Crossline aid has nothing to do w/ the humanitarian response. It is a political decision," As one career UN official told me who worked on the Syria response.

Why should that be clear to anyone that has worked on #Syria or picked up a newspaper in the past 12 years?...
2) The majority of the 4-5 million people in NW Syria have been besieged, attacked, and forcibly displaced by the Syrian regime. For this obvious reason, many people living in the NW also do not want XL aid, as shown in many polls. This is not about HTS.
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🧵How can #HCP assist people who chose to use #DYIAID?

The @OPENDiabetesEU ⤵️
▶️ Katarina Braune is a co-founder
▶️ Patient-led
▶️ 2/3 of the international team live w/#T1D
▶️ #OpenSource #AID data

#ISPAD2022 #dedoc°voices #wearenotwaiting @dedocORG @ispad_org 1/n
How can #HCP assist people who chose to use #DYIAID?

#wearenotwaiting movement ⤵️
Because DIY #ClosedLoop systems have been so life-changing for them and their kids, they decided to make it available for all.

#ISPAD2022 #dedoc°voices #payitforward @dedocORG @ispad_org 2/n
How can #HCP assist people who chose to use #DYIAID?

International consensus statement on #OpenSource automated insulin delivery ⤵️
✅ Published in @TheLancetEndo on Nov 13 2021

#ISPAD2022 #dedoc°voices #payitforward @dedocORG @ispad_org 3/n
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#Spain 🇪🇸/🇺🇦 #Ukraine
#Humanitarian #Aid 1/2

Spain sent a convoy of cars, ambulances and medical equipment to Ukraine. The delivery is designed for the priority logistical and medical needs of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
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Spain 🇪🇸/ 🇺🇦 Ukraine
Humanitarian Aid 2/2

SUVs of the Anibal army, ambulances, 5 tons of various medical supplies. Twelve other trucks will also be shipped by sea from Spain in the coming days.
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#US 🇺🇸/ 🇺🇦 #Ukraine
#Humanitarian #Aid 1/3

The US will provide $55 million to Ukraine to prepare for winter. This assistance will repair and maintain pipelines and other equipment necessary for heating homes, hospitals, schools and businesses throughout Ukraine Image
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#France 🇫🇷/ 🇺🇦 #Ukraine
#Humanitarian #Aid

A French ship carrying humanitarian aid to Ukraine arrived at the port of Constanta in Romania. He will then be taken to the humanitarian centre of the Romanian city of Suceava, and from there he will travel to Ukraine.

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1000 tons of cargo. These are fire and medical vehicles, boats, generators, medicines, food and much more: civilian safety vehicles: 15 fire and rescue vehicles adapted to Ukrainian standards. 8 inflatable semi-rigid boats; 19 tons of emergency rescue and protection equipment Image
medical assistance: 25 tonnes of emergency and resuscitation medication. There is also a medical vehicle on board, equipped with a mobile X-ray device, which allows for field examinations. Food aid: 60,000 food rations, 48 tons of cooked dishes, 13 tons of milk. Image
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Betting for the next best thing in digital #diabetes technology:

'#AID systems & algorithms are very effective.
Unfortunately, they are used by a minority of ppl who cld benefit from them.'
-Steven Russell

#EASD2022 #dedoc°voices #nothingaboutuswithoutus @dedocORG 1/n
Betting for the next best thing in digital #diabetes technology:

'In addition to the challenges of getting hybrid #AID systems, they still require setups. They still require the user to #carbcount for meals & initiate correction boluses.'
-Steven Russell

#EASD2022 #dedoc 2/n
Betting for the next best thing in digital #diabetes technology:

'The #IletBionicPancreas pivotal trial results will be published by end Sept.' -Steven Russell

✅ Only setup needed: @PwD's weight
✅ No #carbcounting
✅ Fully automated

#EASD2022 #dedoc°voices #BetaBionics 3/n
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Are we becoming robots? #AID systems for everyone with #T1D:

'#CGM is the Archimedean point of #diabetes technology. This is when the idea of closing the loop really emerged.'
-Moshe Phillip

#EASD2022 #dedoc°voices #nothingaboutuswithoutus @EASDnews @dedocORG 1/n
Are we becoming robots? #AID systems for everyone with #T1D:

'#CGM opened our eyes to the fact that the data we used to get was very different from the reality #PwD live.'
-Moshe Phillip

So true. Connecting the red dots' never been our reality.

#EASD2022 #dedoc° @dedocORG 2/n
Are we becoming robots? #AID systems for everyone with #T1D:

'I'd like to convince you they are efficient. Automated Insulin Delivery is safe and efficient.'
-Moshe Phillip

#EASD2022 #dedoc°voices #nothingaboutuswithoutus @EASDnews @dedocORG 2/n
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International Aid to Pakistan
#flood #sindh #blochistan #punjab #aid

The United Nations has allocated $3 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help the affected areas.

On 23 August, the European Union announced that it is providing (1/9)
immediate provision of €350,000 (nearly Rs. 76 million) to Pakistan for humanitarian assistance.

On 18 August, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a $1 million disaster aid to Pakistan to overcome challenges caused by flooding On 30 August, the (2/9)
United States announced another grant of $30 million.

On 25 August, a spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in a statement expressed their deep sympathies to the flood-affected victims and offered sincere condolences to the families of the victims. (3/9)
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@KyivIndependent (1/x)
Heartbreaking Thread 💔

Two Ukrainian women from #Mariupol have been guests of my family since the day before yesterday. Sad news from relatives in the surrounded town last night. People are dying because they lack drugs like #insulin and food. The #Russians
@KyivIndependent (2/x)

are no longer allowing #aid supplies into the city. Anyone who tries to help will be shot at. The husband and father of the two only ate a single potato yesterday. You can only pay in cash in the few shops, but the banks no longer have cash.
@KyivIndependent (3/x)
Both women who are our guests realized last night that their father and husband has no chance of surviving and will soon die if no help comes. The daughter (30) tries not to show anything. The mother (50) could hardly eat anything because she
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The @wef has just released our evaluation of #stablecoins for #financialinclusion, looking closely through case studies about where they can help. We find no compelling added value from the use of stablecoins for financial inclusion. 🧵…
#Stablecoins are subject to the same barriers and constraints as pre-existing financial options (or higher barriers in some cases, e.g. need for internet and smartphones). They can also introduce important risks on economic and technical levels.
One must closely consider the specific barriers to #financialinclusion that exist in a region and how #stablecoins or other options might address them. Regional context is imperative to addressing the complex challenges with inclusion.
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397 organizations signed a letter urging IFIs to repurpose funds into Covid assistance for border communities and prisoners in #Burma. See our press release: and the full letter for more: #Altsean #Myanmar #Covid19 #MyanmarCoup
These funds were supposed to go to the democratically elected gov't in 2020 for #Covid relief and frozen after the coup, leaving hundreds of millions unspent. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #SaveMyanmar #Pandemic #NUG
Vulnerable communities urgently need #aid against #covid19. The junta is persecuting health workers and preventing medical distribution to those who need it most. #Burma #Myanmar #HumanRights #ICRC #NGO
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food.…

3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC…
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At least the West must acknowledge and accept that after a botched up, ill-planned exit from Afghanistan, the looming humanitarian crisis is their responsibility. Before they lecture the world on universal human rights, they must practice what they preach!
2. Easy to blame Pakistan for its (continued) support to Taliban, even easier to blame Afghanistan's neighbours not accepting refugees.

What is hard to admit: Yes we fuc*ed up big time, killed hundreds of thousands and wasted billions of taxpayers' money.
"We had no plan!"
3. The White Saviours' project of liberating #AfghanWomen was convenient, marketable in 2001 but certainly matters little in 2021. Shows how skin-deep and opportunistic it was then and now!
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Earlier today we were in downtown #yyc handing out water & gatorade and fruit, when we decided to stop & have a break by the Cat Cafe...when we came upon a senior lady rummaging through the city's garbage bins.

#Yyccc #Calgary #Alberta #Canada #SeniorLiving #seniorcare #Seniors
We thought she was looking for bottles to turn in for money but we were wrong. She was looking for both bottles & she was also taking food out of the bins & putting it in her cart.

As soon as we saw that we went over to offer her our help.

#Help #Community #Compassion #BeKind
We went over, asked if we could get her a cold drink & a snack & asked her if she'd like to join us on our break.

She accepted. We went into the coffee shop across from the Cat Cafe (Forgot Name), grabbed some drinks & snacks and sat down in the shade across the street. #Hope
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India has received tonnes of medical supplies from several friendly countries as aid in its fight against the catapulting coronavirus crisis. But where are all these supplies headed? #CoronavirusPandemic #IndiaCovidCrisis #IndiaNeedsOxygen #CoronaVaccine…
Indian as well as foreign media have struggled to find that out, but to no avail. Even Union Ministries in India are unable to offer much clarity on the issue. An officer said that all the foreign aid is being received by the Indian Red Cross. #aid #RedCross #IndiaNeedsOxygen
It is then sent to the Ministry of External Affairs, and thereafter, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Home Affairs step in for domestic distribution. However, reportedly, no Ministry offered any details about the distribution of COVID-19 relief consignments. #Ministry
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#Germany #Coronavirus #AID

Because of the suspicion of large-scale fraud, the federal government is stopping the advance payments of the Corona aid. This is what the "Business Insider" reports, citing in its own research.
Accordingly, November and December aid as well as bridging aid I to III are affected. This category includes restaurants, hotels and also retailers, for example. As the magazine reports, "hitherto unknowns are said to have exploited a loophole in several federal corona aid".
They are said to have pretended to be a "third party checking" with false identities - for example, as a tax advisor. It is only possible to apply for aid funds for companies through auditing third parties.
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1/9: The #UK government will soon publish its #IntegratedReview of defence, security, development & #ForeignPolicy. This is an important inflection point: we need a comprehensive, credible vision of the #GlobalBritain agenda after #Brexit. What to expect?.. a thread..
2/9: The #IntegratedReview will set principles to guide individual policies, advocating agile, global British reach in support of democratic values. Johnson’s strap-line is “#UK as a force for good”. But lofty principles will only be credible if hard, practical choices are made.
3/9: Much will be orthodox: supporting effective #multilateralism, rule of law, open #trade. I expect strong commitment to the #US relationship (whatever some say, #Biden is a godsend for Johnson) & lots about the fashionable but nebulous concept of an “#IndoPacific tilt”.
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THREAD: Yemeni PM @DrMaeenSaeed was the guest at the #Yemen_Media_Call during which he talked to over 70 attendees from int'l media, INGOs and UN missions, addressing the formation and priorities of the newly formed #GoY as well as the situation in Aden.…
PM @DrMaeenSaeed: Missiles that struck a runway at #Aden international airport December 30, 2020, were an attempt by the #Houthis to target the airplane carrying members of the new government that had just landed.
PM @DrMaeenSaeed: Debris collected from the attack site indicated the missiles were identical to some fired earlier in Marib for which the #Houthis had taken responsibility. The attack was unexpected, given that the airport is a civilian facility and media were present there.
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THREAD: #China’s new white paper on international development cooperation was released 1 week ago. We’ve been analyzing it in depth so you don’t have to. Here are the headlines. 1/…
First, volumes. How much? On average, approx. $6.95bn a year over 2013-2018. That’s a considerable 70% increase from the $4.1bn per year from 2010-2012, in China's last such white paper (2014). 2/
The major increase is in traditional "aid". Grants have more than doubled from $1.48bn to $3.3bn, while loans have risen by 46% from $2.3bn per year to $3.35bn per year. The hit has been to interest free loans which have fallen to just 29 million per year. 3/
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#itsourbirthday! Just three years ago, Development Reimagined was formally "born" in China. We are so proud of where we have come, and SO excited about the road ahead... a #thread 1/ Image
We started as #Kenya's 1st Wholly Foreign-owned enterprise in Beijing, #China with three core values, and a vision to be a lean, mission-driven international #development consultancy like no other. Since then, we've brought in experts from 23+ countries to join our journey. 2/ Image
We decided from the beginning to be demand-driven and independent, yet focused #beyondaid, and as a result our work so far on #globaldev has been incredibly varied but always fascinating. 3/ Image
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#Germany #Coronavirus #Aid

The first funds from the Corona December aid should arrive at affected companies and the self-employed from Tuesday. The down payments have started, said the Federal Ministry of Economics.
The advance payments are an advance payment for later payments. Business associations had repeatedly expressed criticism of the slow implementation of the aid. Companies receive down payments of 50,000 euros, and solo self-employed up to 5000 euros.
This already applies to the November aid. The federal government had decided to provide billions in aid for companies, for example in the catering sector, which had to close their business operations since the beginning of November due to the partial lockdown.
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#UnitedKingdom #London #Coronavirus #AID

After warnings from the UN that the number of people in need of urgent assistance has grown by 65 million in the last 12 months,
Britain will offer £ 47 million in emergency assistance to countries suffering from the effects of COVID19 and conflict. For this "the UK will use its seat in the UN Security Council to press authoritarian regimes to allow aid organisations access to civilians."
Accordinng to the UNs 2021 Global Humanitarian Needs Overview the number increased from 175 million to 235 million this year, of people wich need acute help. In the report the UN warns that large sections in two countries Yemen and Sudan are about to reach famine conditions.
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#Greece #Lebanon #Athen #Beirut #BeirutBlast #Aid

In order to support the Orthodox Churches and faithful who were adversely impacted by the Beirut blast, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will donate $50,000 to a special collection.
On August 4, a fatal explosion in Beirut left at least 150 people dead, 6,000 wounded and 300,000 homeless.
The large amount was collected and distributed to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to be added to their worldwide collection to help meet and relieve the great and urgent needs of the Orthodox members in Lebanon.
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