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Syria Ceasefire Deal Put To The Test As Government Forces Block Aid To Aleppo

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.15.2016 | World

BEIRUT/GENEVA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and rebels had yet to withdraw from a road needed to deliver aid to the city of Aleppo on ...

Digital Meets Creativity

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
Salma Zulfiqar

The impact of the digital revolution on the cultural and creative industries, as underscored in the 2005 Convention on the Protection and the Promotio...

Boko Haram Survivors Are Starving To Death As Aid Falls Short

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2016 | World

The people of northeast Nigeria are about as tough as they come. Their remote region is ground zero for many of the world’s most vexing problems, in...

Humanitarian Aid Hits Record High, Still Doesn't Meet Growing Need

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian assistance given last year totaled a record $28 billion, new figures show in the r...

Aid Dollars Should Go To Local Groups After Crisis Hits, Major Charities Say

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact

LONDON, May 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The chaos of emergency responses to crises such as the Syria war and Nepal earthquake could be drastical...

Ten Things Foreigners Love About America

René Zografos | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
René Zografos

It's about time. America has been a target for almost every intellectual writer the last decades. They have followed the mainstream and willingly criticized America without inhibitions. Enough is enough - here is a positive and very honest article about America for a change.

It Could Have Been So Much Worse...

Dan Duffy | Posted 12.30.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Saturday. December 26, 2015. My phone rang; it was my friend Bobby, with whom I share office space. Oh no, I thought as I answered. "Hey Bobby, what's going on?" "Dude, you need to get down to the office and salvage what you can. The water is rising. Fast."

Can You Beat the Polygraph?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.11.2015 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

In my policing career, I've been involved in well over a hundred polygraph examinations, including getting hooked up myself for a test drive.

From Mechanical Engineer to Humanitarian: Dodging Bombs, Armed Groups Inside Syria to Bring Water to His People

World Vision | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
World Vision

Eyad, in his mid-thirties and originally from Aleppo province, used to work as a mechanical engineer at a car manufacturing plant in Damascus. He is now working for World Vision, alongside many other engineers, to provide basic water and sanitation needs for those displaced by the conflict.

Near Nepal's Earthquake Epicenter, Shifting Through Rubble to Find What Remains

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Most of the older people we spoke to in Bakrang do not want to leave, despite the challenging landscape. Having lost everything, they will not only need basic relief supplies to get by, but also help to recover.

Don't Just Stand There -- Do Something Holy

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

You have heard this passage from the Talmud many times before -- but it's still true -- one who saves one life is as if they saved an entire world. The funds that you provide will help sustain people in dire need.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

Charlotte Alfred

Aid Agencies Need More Funds Than Ever Before. This Is How They're Coping

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

2014 was a tumultuous year. Fresh fighting rocked countries like the Central African Republic, Ukraine and South Sudan, even as ongoing violence in Sy...

Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After Haiti Earthquake Tore Them Apart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

Chantale's life was turned upside down when the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti tore her family apart. Not only was she forced to move out of...

Syrian Refugees: Prostitution Rises When Aid Fails

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

During a recent visit to Lebanon, walking along Hamra Street, I was taken back to my childhood. My father and I meandered down this road en route to my favorite spot. Constantly stopped by friends, eager to talk, it seemed to take forever to reach the Modca Cafe, and the ice cream I so eagerly anticipated.

Reconstructing Gaza Means Reinventing Aid

Alaa Tartir | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Alaa Tartir

If donors want to finally contribute to a just and lasting peace, then they need to take a more balanced approach that includes inviting Hamas into the political process and holding Israel accountable for its actions.

Paradise Floats on -- the World Watches

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

India and the international community's poor response to the disaster in Kashmir will exacerbate an imminent health and food crisis for years to come, thereby fueling existing political and social tensions in the volatile region.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

Time to 'Do Business' With Hamas

Alaa Tartir | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Alaa Tartir

There are four strong reasons to include Hamas in the reconstruction process. First, it is time to acknowledge the major transformations that the party has undergone over the past decades.

This Is Where You Don't Want Your Tax Dollars Going

Danielle Higgins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

Though I surely did not become more conservative with age or my first paycheck, I found a few things that I do not want my tax dollars funding. Unless we stand up for our values and make an attempt to have some say in where our tax dollars are going, we are complicit in the very types of oppression to which we are ideologically opposed.

Overcoming the Emotions That Discourage Us From Giving to Those in Need

David Ropeik | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
David Ropeik

Studies have found that people donate more to save two lives out of four potential victims, than to save the same two lives if they are two of 1,700 possible victims.

Three Million Syrians Go Hungry as UN Waits

John Jackson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
John Jackson

The UN has the legal right to cross the border without consent from the regime. Now is not the time to wait for unanimous legal opinion, because unanimity will never come. Now is the time to start the trucks and drive that aid to the millions who need it. But instead, we wait.

Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid

Huguette Labelle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Huguette Labelle

Corruption is not just the bribery that happens when a mother tries to enroll her daughter in school. It is also the grand corruption that plagues government and makes institutions dishonest and ineffective.

From Dhangadhi to Davos: The Post 2015 Development Agenda from the Bottom-Up

Blair Glencorse | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

While conferences like Davos are absolutely essential to make sure decision-makers get development right in the future, it is also imperative that these meetings are informed by the mistakes of the past and ground realities of the present.

The Simple Touch: Children of Syria Continue to Pay the Price for Conflict

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. "Traumatized" is one of them. It's a word with a very specific meaning applied in specific circumstances. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head, I could think of no other word.