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This is “Frida”, she has saved 52 people so far in Mexico’s Earthquake.

A rescue dog who’s helped to save over 50 people trapped in the rubble of Mexico’s earthquake.

Having already save 52 lives during her career, Frida is plunging back into the rubble to find more people.

The six-year-old labrador has been deployed at disasters across Central and North America,  participating in rescue missions in Haiti, Ecuador and Honduras.

Heroes not always wear red capes!.

Travels!

Hey guys! I just wanted to let all of my wonderful Tumblr friends know I will be out of the country and out of touch with technology for the next week. I’m heading to Haiti for a missions trip, so please send positive vibes for travel and decent weather! Catch up with you all when I’m back!!! 💜💜💜💜💜

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in hurricane IRMA’s path!

Please stay safe!

Because I do missions in Haiti I am so worried about my friends and the orphanages I visit there

Please keep everyone in your prayers!


-jen

flufftail-finfoot  asked:

OK so these two white girls at my school went on "humanitarian trips" to Haiti and Ghana. The trip to Haiti was a mission trip to build a school and the trip to Ghana was to be a teacher or something (gag). But when they got back they also started publicizing all this stuff around the school about their work and now it's spreading, and all these white students I know are now convinced that it's their God-given mission to save Africa.

Jesus fucking Christ. They must be stopped. D:

Motivated by panic that black rebellion would spread to the United States and by the tantalizing possibility of attaining Florida from France, the president urged Congress to act against the new republic. In1804, just months after the declaration of Haitian independence, Jefferson asked Congress to ban U.S. merchants from arming their vessels - a precaution that they thought necessary to navigating the privateer-infested waters en route to Haiti. William Plumer, a Federalist senator from New Hampshire, declared that the text was “more empty & vapid, & wrapt in greater obscurity than any of his [Jefferson’s] preceding messages”; but with it Jefferson took his first step toward restraining commerce with the new republic, for, as he well knew, few merchants would hazard such a risky trip without their cannons. Debate in Congress was fierce, and the vitriol spilled out into the public sphere. Democratic Republican newspapers, such as the Aurora, decried that “commerce with a horde of uncivilized and bloodthirsty revolters…would devastate the West Indies and even threaten us with domestic danger.” In retaliation, merchants openly flouted the law; in one instance, a New York convoy celebrated its successful mission to Haiti with a public banquet, including toasts that lauded free American trade as well as “the government of Haiti, founded on the only legitimate basis of all authority…the people’s choice. May it be as durable as its principles are pure.” The lines were drawn.

Recognizing the ineffectiveness of this first measure, Jefferson’s party rushed through a bill the following year that prohibited all trade with the black nation. Yet again, the discussion was bitter. Federalists accused Democratic Republicans of catering to Bonaparte, while Democratic Republicans retorted that Federalists endorsed a trade that violated the laws of nations and ran counter to the interests of the United States, specifically the preservation of slavery and the averting of war with France. Democratic Republicans raised the specter of rebellion repeatedly, deploying the racist rhetoric surrounding the Haitian Revolution to allege that associating with such “brigands” would wreak havoc on southern states. Federalists countered that the Haitians were free men who fought only to preserve their liberty, but their arguments were overwhelmed by the tide of terror unleashed by southern Democratic Republicans - and the willingness of their northern counterparts in the party to go along with them. The embargo against Haiti passed.

—  Ashli White, Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic
“Seeing the impact of our work on the most vulnerable…that’s my main source of satisfaction and my greatest driver.”

Cristian Mazzei,  Executive Officer of the Director in Governance, UN and Multilateral Affairs, UNICEF HQ, New York  

What does the average working day look like for an Executive Officer?

Busy! Keeping abreast of all developments in the Division and in UNICEF at large; monitoring issues that require the Director’s actions; coordinating the work of the budget focal-point; providing guidance on procedures, human and financial resources: organizing office management meetings: following-up on decisions. In a nutshell, long hours in front of the computer and around the corridors with colleagues.

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