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Pavement Dwellers: We Are People Too

Kristin Myers | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Kristin Myers

MIGRATING FOR SURVIVAL When river erosion swept away Shakila's home in a remote village in central Bangladesh's Sherpur district, it took all her hop...

On Bangui's Once Blood-Stained Streets, Delicate Signs of a Slowly Returning Peace

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

For people in Bangui, December 5, 2013 was a day so horrific it does not need a month or year to identify it. Instead, it is referred to simply as 'le cinq' or 'the fifth.'

Houses Disappear Into "Puffs of Dust"

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Crystal Wells in on the ground in Nepal as part of Concern Worldwide's emergency response team. She was in the isolated village of Bhirkot, preparing for an aid distribution, when the May 12 tremor struck.

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.

On a Remote Hillside in Nepal, Shattered Homes and Fears for the Future

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Krishna Prasad Sapkota has spent most of his 72 years carrying heavy jugs of milk up and down the foothills of the Himalayas to carve out a living for his family.

As Waters Recede, Devastation and Displacement in Mozambique after Worst Floods in 44 Years

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

It was a day like any other. Noemia Mario was working around the house with her four children when a wave of water suddenly came crashing down around them. Within seconds, a flood engulfed the family's home.

Radio Classroom: Bring Learning Back to the Ebola Zone

Toni Collette | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Toni Collette

Education -- the backbone of these countries' futures -- is not immune to Ebola's insidious reach.

Working For Humanity

Kieran McConville | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Kieran McConville

For those on the front line it's a difficult, and potentially deadly, task. The body of an Ebola victim can be highly contagious in the hours after death.

UN Helicopter Crash Could Impact Humanitarian Aid for South Sudan

Noel Molony | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Noel Molony

Humanitarian organizations are grappling with what it means for our work and the people we serve if aircrafts carrying relief supplies are shot down from the sky with disregard for the lives on board and the people they were traveling to help.

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."

Conflict and Late Rains Drive Thousands from Their Homes in Somalia

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Shukri Sheikh Ali thought this year would be different. It was to be a time of rebuilding, of recovering, of returning home. Instead, she is starting over once again from scratch, her land thirsty for rain and her village emptied by conflict.

Husbands and Parents Lost in Afghanistan's Landslide, Female Survivors Face Particular Challenges

Azima Roya | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Azima Roya

When the mountainside came crashing down on the village of Aab Bareek in northeastern Afghanistan on May 2, it destroyed everything in its wake and, along with it, Jamila's childhood.

Reaching the Most Vulnerable Survivors of Afghanistan's Deadly Landslide

Vijay Raghavan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Vijay Raghavan

Tension has grown on the ground as frustrated and desperate survivors of the sudden disaster struggle to survive with little food or shelter, limited cooking fuel, no utensils.

This Mother's Day, Let's Bring More Women to the Table Through Economic Empowerment

Kathy Spahn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

When we give impoverished women a place at the global table of economic development, we take a firm stand in decreasing rates of child mortality and fostering health and prosperity in the developing world. This is something that is well worth celebrating on Mother's Day and supporting all year round.

Torn Apart by War and Genocide, a Father and Son Reunited

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.

The Clock Is Ticking: One Month to Avert a Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

Joseph Cahalan, PhD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Joseph Cahalan, PhD

In two months, violence has shattered South Sudan's fragile markets. Trade is disrupted. Food supplies were looted. Shops were destroyed.

We're Not Acronyms -- We're People!

Kieran McConville | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Kieran McConville

Tomping displacement camp in Juba, South Sudan. Becoming Displaced: When your community is overrun by violence and your neighbors are being killed ...

Where Days Are Like Years: Winter Rains Deepen Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

His 80 years etched into the deep contours of his face and his sky-blue eyes dimmed with sadness, Abdul raises his voice to be heard over the clatter of rain and says, 'Last night, we were wet and cold. All we have is blankets, nothing else, to stay warm.'

As Afghan Girls Become Women, Their Dreams Hang in the Balance

Kieran McConville | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Kieran McConville

Upon puberty, it becomes generally unacceptable for girls to be taught by a man unless women are present. This means that for millions of girls in rural Afghanistan, their entry into womanhood results in their exit from the education system.

Female Engineers In Africa Make Breakthroughs In Water Technology | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact

Gloria Kafuria, 26, sets off on another day’s work winding through the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania, first by jeep and then by foot. ...

Nonprofit: The Real Reason Aid Doesn't Reach The Poorest | Posted 02.14.2013 | Impact

When academics or the media criticize aid organizations for inefficiencies or promises unfulfilled, I think about the vast and endlessly tangled compl...

Birth Control and Social Marketing: Twin Revolutions

Phil Harvey | Posted 12.01.2012 | Home
Phil Harvey

One important approach to such programming that has greatly helped to spread the word on birth control is the social marketing of contraceptives, with its branded products, ubiquitous distribution, and massive advertising campaigns.

'Tis the Season to Share Blessings With Others

Siobhan Walsh | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Siobhan Walsh

This year, as we approach the two-year anniversary of the crippling earthquake, my wish list is all about giving children affected by the disaster in Haiti the most valuable gift they will ever receive, the gift of education.

Hunger Hits Nairobi's Slums

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Arthur Nazaryan

Nairobi, Kenya - In one of Nairobi's most dangerous slums, Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide has set up a nutrition clinic to fight widespread hunger...

Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The signs now are ominous for us all with the FAO expecting the price of agricultural commodities to rise further throughout this year. This will put enormous pressure on the world's poorest.