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Alertnet.org – Humanitarian News at Your Fingertips

Prior to alertnet.org there was no website dedicated to news regarding humanitarian issues. Starting in 1997 alertnet.org was conceptualized and created by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to combat this problem. After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda there was large outcry over the lack of media response, bringing to the forefront a need to monitor and bring to light these atrocities across the globe. AlertNet employs professional reporters...

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