Raise your voices, do what you can from every venue, with whatever skill set you have and let's make sure that this never happens again, because next time, it may be your city/community. What's in your glass/bathing water?
This blog post was co-authored by Sandra Macías del Villar, Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at The Global Fund for Children. A lo...
Better housing for the world's refugees is coming from a surprising source: IKEA. Yes, that IKEA -- the flat-pack furniture kings of Sweden. The company has designed a metal housing structure that's much more durable than the tents that millions of refugees all over the globe currently inhabit.
Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoy all the successes that the cornucopia of 2016 spills forth! I hope you act selfishly--always--if selfishness does an ounce of good for somebody else.
As I look back on the year that was, I remain more grateful than ever to lead this American treasure. It continues to be an incredible privilege for me to serve with so many dedicated and caring individuals -- as we work to provide comfort and relief to those facing disaster and emergency.
I will never forget the visit to the brave little town of Onagawacho and it's wonderful public health nurse, Ms Sato.
Seven months after the devastating twin earthquakes that killed more than 8,000 people, destroyed over 600,000 homes and damaged hundreds of thousands more, the suffering people of Nepal are facing another catastrophe.
Although the Nepal Earthquake has left the 24 hour media cycle and for the rest of the world it is out-of-sight out-of-mind, the repercussions are still wreaking havoc on poor developing villages all over the country.
Europe has quickly become a tinderbox, tense and volatile without leadership and consensus, burdened by struggling economies made worse by the demands of millions of refugees seeking opportunity.
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The greatest scams accompany the times of greatest need, and natural disasters are a match made in heaven for fraudsters.
We should be careful that we are not becoming invested in a new role as mass shooting chaplains as we are called to pray over the dead and offer the legitimacy of our faith communities to politicians who support the NRA, as they mourn the latest result of their actions.
At his home in Middletown, a small town of 1900 just north of California's storied wine country, veterinarian Jeff Smith ventured outside after the worst had passed to find only eight of the 20 homes in his neighborhood survived the firestorm.
We can no longer afford to leave young people behind. It is time to make the humanitarian system work for young people by engaging them, addressing the particular risk factors they face, and maximizing their ability to drive a local response.
Ten years after people were left to fend for themselves post-Katrina, we should all agree that inability to pay cannot mean inability to secure justice. Agreement on this principle, however, is not enough.