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Entries by Jessica Prois from 02/2013

On Human Trafficking 'National Freedom Day,' Survivor Shares Story Of Captivity, Advocacy

Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

Margaret Howard became a victim of domestic human trafficking at 13 years old, when she ran away from home and was later picked up on a southern Illin...

Nigel Fisher, Canadian Humanitarian Worker, Named New Acting Head For Haiti Peacekeeping Mission

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed a seasoned humanitarian worker to serve as his Acting Special Represen...

Warren Buffett Donated $21.6 Million In 2012

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett gave Berkshire Hathaway stock worth $21.6 million away in the second half of 2012. Buff...

Aung Suu Kyi Meets South Korea's First Female Leader, Attends Special Olympics

Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact

SEOUL, South Korea -- Both women lost their fathers to gunshots. Both also overcame that tragedy and rose to political prominence in countries where m...

How To Prepare For Northeast Storm: Tips From Red Cross, Energy Companies, Others

Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact

With swirling snow, halted transportation and predicted power failures, the Northeast is in the midst of being walloped by a heavy winter storm. Am...

Pope Benedict XVI Pushed Charities To Go Beyond Simply 'Collecting And Distributing Funds'

Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

Religious leaders are honoring Pope Benedict XVI for his emphasis on making service a cornerstone of one's life. Benedict, who announced Monday th...

Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, Young Tech Elite Top List Of 2012 U.S. Donors

Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Tues. Feb. 12, 1:50 p.m. EST If the word "philanthropy" conjures up solely images of stodgy foundations and out-of-touch donors, it may be...

Red Cross Moves To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Posted 02.15.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

Mali Aid Donor Conference Planned For May

Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The European Union will hold an international aid conference on Mali in May, EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barros...

Gates, Buffett Giving Pledge Gets Richard Branson, 11 Overseas Billionaires To Donate Half Fortune

Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

Richard Branson, ever the pacesetter, is piloting something new -- but it has nothing to do with travel. The founder of Virgin Group and his wife, ...

U.S. Still 'Committed' To Helping Somalia, Gives $20 Million

Posted 02.21.2013 | Impact

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Signaling the latest step forward in rapidly strengthening U.S.-Somalia relations, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for Inte...

UN Won't Compensate Haiti Cholera Victims, Despite Blame For Outbreak

Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations rejected a claim for damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families on Thursday,...

Knight Foundation Donates Nearly $1 Million To TED

Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact

A large donation will now ensure TED's "ideas worth spreading" will be extra spreadable…and measurable. The Knight Foundation gifted the nonprofi...

Syria Refugee Crisis 'Out Of Control,' Oxfam Says

Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

AMMAN, Jordan -- Syria's humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control as refugee numbers spike and funding to help ease the suffering has yet to mat...