1. ACT Alliance response in Gaza - video sampler


    from Paul Jeffrey Added

    A sample of video captured in Gaza in June 2015, and available for member use from the Media Bank.

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    • NEF in Mali: Our Mission in Action


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      The story of how a small rainwater collection dam in the Malian village of Pélou came to be is a short but meaningful reflection of NEF's work around the world. Partnering with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bamako, NEF and the village leaders discussed how best to improve the livelihoods and food security of the people in the area. the community, with help from NEF came together to make these improvements. NEF works within partner communities to help them understand their own needs, decide what improvement to make based on their individual needs, and help them overcome obstacles to sustainable development, prosperity and peace. Our work is grounded in the belief that, to play an active role in the development of their communities and countries, people need opportunities and tools: the knowledge to participate in civic and economic life, a voice in public decisions that affect their wellbeing, and a means of making a meaningful living.

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      • The Armenian Genocide and the Birth of Citizen Philanthropy


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        The Near East Foundation began its now century-long history as the American citizen philanthropy movement Near East Relief, aiding the refugees fleeing Ottoman Turkey from the massacres and deportations that would coin the word genocide. What started out as a relief effort turned to development starting in 1927 and was based on a systematic needs assessment across the Middle East. Renamed the Near East Foundation, this organization focused on improving standards of living, building capacity for long-term change, and improving relations between groups. The earliest work as NEF started where communities where orphans had settled. Since then, NEF’s work could be seen in 40 countries and affected millions of lives. This kind of outpouring of humanitarian support seems commonplace today, but not so in 1915, the first time this kind of work was undertaken. Its impact on international philanthropy and foreign relations was profound. America’s response to the Armenian Genocide shaped our humanitarian impulse as an organization and as a nation – the idea that average people could make a difference in far away places started in 1915; it is part of who we are today.

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        • Internally Displaced in Mali


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          During the 2012 Crisis in Northern Mali, many were forced to flee their homes and businesses after they were attacked first by Tuareg Separatists and then Islamic Jihadists. These people became refugees in their own country. Aissiata, a restaurateur, Nahoum, a farmer, and Hamaye, a carpenter were all forced to flee their businesses for months or years. When they returned, they weren't alone. NEF and its partners first provided emergency help and now provide help for long-term economic recovery.

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          • NEF Partners: Vahan, Armenia


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            Meet Vahan Safaryan, a Fish Farmer from Sarukhan, Armenia. With microfinancing and business training from the Near East Foundation, Business Paretta and the Gegharkunik Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gavar, he was able to get a loan, learn to expand his business, and implement his ideas. Once his business was off the ground, they helped him find markets for his products, get business-related imports and provided Vahan with business coaching from his peers in the business community and from NEF partners.

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            • Striding Horned Wild Man (Ancient Art Podcast 64


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              Just in time for Christmas, episode 64 of the Ancient Art Podcast spins a Yuletide yarn. All decked out for the holidays, this amazing, little, elvish sprite weaves us up a tall mountain pass on an enchanting journey through antiquity. The 5,000 year old horned striding figure from the ancient Near Eastern Proto-Elamite culture captivates our imagination of the enigmatic wild man of collective ancient lore. Herein we meet Gilgamesh's Enkidu, Egyptian gods and Pharaohs, the Greco-Roman Hercules, Olympian athletes, modern statesmen, and Europe's pagan renderings of an untamed, primal Santa Claus and companions Knecht Ruprecht, Perchta, Belsnickel, Zwarte Piet, the Julbocken, and of course Krampus! This video is just a short primer. For the big picture visit http://ancientartpodcast.org/64. http://facebook.com/ancientartpodcast http://twitter.com/lucaslivingston http://ancientartpodcast.org/feedback

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              • NEF Partners: Kaadi, Mali


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                Kaadi is a rice farmer from Bagui, Mali. This year's crop will be like no other. In the offseason, Kaadi replaced his earthen irrigation system with the help of the Near East Foundation. This new system helps reduce water loss and will help improve his crop yields.

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                • NEF Partners: Eyad, Jordan


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                  Eyad was trained as an agricultural engineer. He lived in Libya and worked as a factory manager, making dairy products and juices. The Civil War there forced him to flee with his family. He returned to Jordan and discovered a unique need in the marketplace that someone with his skill set could fill with a little business training, some capital, and a lot of hard work.

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                  • NEF Partners: Lutfiyah, Jordan


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                    Lutfiyah always had a passion for making chocolates and other sweets. So when the opportunity came for her to start her own business, the could be no doubt what it would be. Now, with NEF business and marketing training, she is learning more about the logistics, planning, and marketing of her business.

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                    • Near East - Part II - Petra


                      from Philipp Stelzner Added 190 1 1

                      Petra, Jordan. second stop of your trip from Jordan to Israel. Camera / Edit: Philipp Stelzner previous parts: Part I: https://vimeo.com/98624919

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