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Links Expat Aid Workers Like

January 26, 2012

Many of you have asked us to keep Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like up, so we’ll be morphing it a bit rather than closing it down completely as we had planned.

You’ve continued to send in guest posts, so we’ll keep on with those as long as they come in and are of good quality. We’ll periodically post ManuCartoons also.

As a new experiment, Shotgun Shack will compile ‘Links Expat Aid Workers Like’ to point you to EAW-type humor or spectacle or just plain cool or pertinent EAW-related stuff.

Meanwhile we’re working on a nice side project that J (Tales from the Hood) will announce officially in a few weeks. We think you’ll dig it.

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To get things rolling, a few Links Expat Aid Workers Like for this week…

The meme’s been rolling for a while and we’ve all been waiting with bated breath for someone to come up with ‘Shit Expat Aid Workers Say’ (right?)  Well, here’s the next best thing. (HT @markchand)

Meanwhile, Oxfam agonizes over what to do with the swimming pool at their guesthouse in Nairobi and Matt from Aid Source offers what’s probably the best suggestion yet.

The Global Journal lists the Top 100 NGOs and some folks question their methodology.

What’s wrong with every bureaucracy you’ve ever worked in? Ian Thorpe, who it seems knows quite a bit about this topic, gives us a good rant about working with one hand tied behind your back.

Blue Helmet? Female? A Facebook group just for you….  “Women in Blue Helmets is a group for women working in peacekeeping and the development sector – military and civilian, married and single, whatever your sexuality. A place to share your experience with mission fever.” (HT Leanne Kinsella)

And that’s it for updates. Thanks for reading, folks!

~J and Shotgun Shack

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2012 7:22 am

    Wonderful you are keeping the site up, I read, nod in agreement and laugh at every post! Greetings from Nairobi

  2. Wayan permalink
    January 26, 2012 8:22 am

    Please make an ebook (PDF) of the full site so I can read all the posts at the expat pool bar on my nest trip.

  3. Triggergirl permalink
    January 26, 2012 9:50 am

    Glad to hear that you will not be shutting down. Always nice to read you. Thanks for the new format.

  4. Peter Lorber permalink
    February 3, 2012 6:13 pm

    Here’s a good link to keep informed about out-of-the-mainstream places you’ve come to care for…. http://www.irinnews.org/

    I made an email alert list for a few places we don’t ordinarily read about in mainstream news, so now I get nice up-to-date news about humanitarian developments in those places. Alternatively, you can sign up for RSS feeds for specific countries or regions.

    The site is run by UN-OCHA.

    keep the faith all

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