It seems to me closing off West Africa and limiting travel will hurt the economy of the continent as well as inhibit resources to actually help control the spread of Ebola. I don't want to be one of those people. It's not in my nature to cause suffering of those in need.
By Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Landesa
If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than provid...
By Wanjiku Njenga, Communications Officer, WSUP Kenya
What is the value of a toilet? "Boma ni choo - a toilet defines a homestead!" says Nduta, 30,...
By Dr. Mitchell Besser, Founder, mothers2mothers
In 2011, world leaders took on pediatric AIDS, a pandemic that has infected almost five million ch...
Competitively the U.S. is now in a unique global position. It is spending significantly less money abroad to import oil giving its balance of payments a huge boost, and the oil it does import is on the whole cheaper than oil other countries import.
The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head...
The need for philanthropic support to confront Ebola in Africa remains acute. So, what can philanthropists do?
Trying to tell the stories of the latest human catastrophes in the Democratic Republic of Congo feels like woolgathering. Not the popular definition of a "flight of fancy," or Patti Smith's phantom woolgatherers clothed in "strange archaic cap and dress," in her magnificent story/poem Woolgathering.
In April 2011, I traveled to Ethiopia on a humanitarian mission with non-profit organization Helping Other People (HOPe). While there we witnessed crushing poverty in cities and rural villages and encountered hope and strength in the people we worked with.
A growing body of evidence suggests that social protection measures -- with cash grants leading the way -- are, in fact, an innovative, efficient way of reducing poverty. Are they the most effective? Perhaps. What's certainly clear is that, far from being a cost, they have become an investment.
Women entrepreneurs lead the way in fueling Africa's economic expansion. They are a dynamic force in transforming their communities and driving growth, both on the continent and elsewhere in the world.
Lord Loomba, CBE, receiving his lifetime achievement award from Abid Qureshi, President, UNA-NY
Photography by Melanie Quinn Photography; Used with...
This week Algeria has convened long-stalled negotiations for a settlement of Mali's two-year political crisis.
November marks seven months after the abduction of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. Despite the widely received global #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign, the girls remain under the control of the extremist group.
Three years after the Libyan people and NATO overthrew Muammar Qaddafi, Libya is being dragged apart at the seams by two governments.
By 2050, the world's population will reach 9 billion -- and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation.