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As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Tolerance Is But a Start

Lee Rasch | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Lee Rasch

Western Technical College has been an active participant in the Sister Cities program since La Crosse, Wis. became a Sister City with Dubna, Russia in...

Suicide Bombers In Cameroon Kill At Least 28, Wound 65

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Four suicide bombers attacked a market and town on Monday in Cameroon's Far North region near the border with Nigeria,...

"Facing Fears," by Gaelle Mambo Awah (age 14)

The Advice Project | Posted 01.14.2016 | Teen
The Advice Project

Gaelle Mambo is a 14-year-old student studying sciences in Bamenda, Cameroon. She's had a passion for writing since I was eight years old, and she'd...

Dear Future Women of Cameroon

The Advice Project | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
The Advice Project

Future women of Cameroon, you wear the mantle of our country and it is up to you to continue raising your voices.

Kids Matter: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

January 1, 2016 marks the three year anniversary of the day I began making a micro grant, every single day of the year, to social changemakers around ...

Building Bridges: Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination

Louis Belanger | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Louis Belanger

By definition, humanitarians are not the biggest supporters of the military. The aid community also tend to fiercely defend its independence and impartiality, especially in conflict areas. Still, the reality is that in many humanitarian emergencies, the military is indeed very useful.

Nigerians Say Cameroon Troops Chase Insurgents, Kill 70 Residents

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.23.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Cameroonian troops have killed at least 70 residents while chasing Islamic insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno state i...

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Cameroon Says It Killed 100 Boko Haram Militants, Freed 900 Hostages

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army, backed up by a regional task force, has killed at least 100 members of the militant Islamist Boko Haram g...

Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Attacks Leave 8 Dead In Cameroon

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.21.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Nov 21 (Reuters) -- Four civilians were killed in northern Cameroon on Saturday in a suicide bomb assault by suspected Boko Haram militants ...

By The Numbers: Boko Haram Is Worse Than ISIS

Vocativ | Posted 11.20.2015 | World

The Nigerian terrorist group eclipsed ISIS for the morbid title of most deadly terrorist group in 2014, killing 6,644 people in various attacks throughout Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon.

U.S. Sends Troops To Fight Boko Haram In Cameroon

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday informed Congress he is sending about 300 U.S. military personnel to...

As Europe Considers Asylum Policy, World's Poorest Teach Us Lessons of Humanity

Toby Lanzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Toby Lanzer

One in every five people in Diffa was not there some months ago but has now fled from the raging violence. The provincial capital has become a safe haven for many; its capacity to cope with the arrival is stretched to the limits.

Pathways Out of Poverty: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project funded several projects that are seeding local solutions to generational poverty in Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and In...

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we helped seed community and school gardens in Uganda, Cameroon, and St. Louis Missouri. These projects provide local residents with not just access to healthy food, but the tools to grow their own food and maintain ownership of their own food sources.

A Partnership for the Next Generation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Please join me in celebrating these 20 inspiring youth leaders and the seed grants that we were able to give them.

The Seeds are Planted: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we were honored to give seed grants of $1000 each to people around the world who are tackling environmental and social problems in their communities.

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kidnap 100 In Cameroon

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Aug 4 (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and about 100 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight ra...

Travel and Privilege: Why Is International Travel Easy for Nationals of Some Countries, But Not for Others?

The Advice Project | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
The Advice Project

Advice Project Cameroon Program Manager, Fomuso Blessing Nabila, and two teens from our class in Bamenda, Cameroon (Gaelle and Shneider), spent over 30 hours traveling due to a myriad of visa complications and problems with airline and airport officials.

Cameroon Locked Up 84 Children For Months After 'Boko Haram' School Raids

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cameroonian authorities have been holding 84 children — some as young as 5 years old — for months without charge after off...

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

Summiting Kilimanjaro to See the End of NTDs

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.

Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

The Advice Project | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

According to a U.N. survey of crime trends in 2008, the rape rate in my country, Cameroon, was 2.4 women per 100,000 citizens. Sadly, these numbers don't reflect the reality of how many women and girls actually get raped in Cameroon.

Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

IRIN News | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas p...