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Humanitarian Aid

Nepal's Next Disaster: Happening Now

Tim McCully | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Tim McCully

Success comes when local groups, governments, and donors all understand the objectives and are working out of the same playbook. And since we know that this will not be Nepal's last earthquake, we have to reach toward lasting solutions. And that must be done together.

100 years of Occupation in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Mark Schuller

Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. Several have argued that the U.S. has never stopped occupying Haiti, even as military boots left in 1934.

Education in Emergencies Requires Long-Term Support

Tariq Al Gurg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Tariq Al Gurg

As the record-breaking numbers of children deprived of opportunity in crisis situations continues to grow, the investment and attention to these issues has not kept pace.

Providing Aid to the People, Needing Peace as the Crisis Continues

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, thousands of civilians have been killed, and an estimated 2 million people have been displaced, including more than 600,000 refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

Financing for Development -- What Does Success Look Like?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Despite progress, too little attention, aid, financial justice and too little of the right kinds of investment are currently targeted at the countries and people that need it most. We must aggressively work towards equity of outcomes in order to reach those people left behind by the last development framework.

Incheon to Addis: Are We Getting Back on Track in Global Education?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We've seen increased access to essential medicines for AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases of poverty that have saved millions of lives. In some places however, achievements that were thought possible are slipping away. We now appear to be going backwards in access to primary education.

Education in Emergencies: Why Now is the Time to Act

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

There is a HUGE piece missing in making it possible for these women and men to save as many lives and support the rebuilding of as many families and communities as possible. That missing piece is education.

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

Crystal Wells | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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.'

Millions of Refugees Need Access to Cleaner, More Efficient Cookstoves and Fuels

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

More than 59 million people are currently displaced from their homes due to conflict, war, and disaster. They leave home with few possessions, and often, in fear of their lives.

'Record' Humanitarian Aid Isn't Enough. This is What Struggling Countries Really Need

www.theguardian.com | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact

International humanitarian assistance reached record levels in 2014, totalling $24.5bn (£15.5bn), according to the recently released Global Humanitar...

Kenton Lee's "The Shoe that Grows" Brings Much Needed Innovation to Footwear Design

Culture-ist | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Culture-ist

In 2007, Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya when he noticed just how many children in the community were either shoeless or wearing shoes that didn't fit their feet.

Save The Children Shut Down In Pakistan After 35 Years Of Service For Violating Charter

Associated Press | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government shut down the offices of the international aid group Save the Children in the capital, Islamabad for vi...

Displaced by One War, Only to Die in Another

CARE | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
CARE

I am one of an estimated 15,000 Syrians trying to survive the conflict in Yemen. Only three thousand are registered as refugees with UNHCR. They do not live in camps, but rather are scattered in different cities, hidden among the poor and vulnerable in urban centers across Yemen.

Four Generations; 40 Years of Exile

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

The Sahrawis have lived as refugees in exile for nearly 40 years. They are one of the world's oldest refugee groups, but one of the least-known internationally.

'Save The Children' Works To Rescue Migrant Children In Italy

Isabella Ferrari | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Isabella Ferrari

A sea of fear divides Europeans from migrants. Migrants fear death on the sea. For Europeans, there was, and still is, the fear of accommodating, of sharing. There's a lack of courage in not putting these people -- who have risked their lives -- first.

An Economic Solution to a Humanitarian Crisis

Janis Powers | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Janis Powers

Even by the most optimistic estimates no more than half the present refugee population will be resettled in the foreseeable future. What's to become of the others?"

Boy's Birthday Wish To Help Nepal Raises More Than $31,000 For Relief Efforts

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Family heritage and giving back are two very important things to Neev Saraf. When the 8-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, learned about the two recen...

These Countries Gave The Most To Help Other Countries In Need Last Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

A majority of Americans believe Washington spends too much on foreign aid, but the U.S. is far from the world's most giving nation. In fact, it doe...

In Nepal, Instagram Plays Vital Role In Spreading Info To Earthquake Survivors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

Photographers from Nepal and India are using social media to spread crucial information after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the mountainous country...

Cooking Something Tasty With Very Little

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

In recent months, it has been tougher than normal. Refugees used to receive nine dry food items from the World Food program and the Sahrawi Red Crescent. But since the beginning of the year, due to funding constraints, they only receive seven.

Cristiano Ronaldo Quietly Donated Nearly $8 Million Toward Nepal Aid

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact

CORRECTION: After previous reports stated Cristiano Ronaldo donated 7 million euro, or more than $7.8 million, to Save the Children for relief efforts...

This Inflatable Hospital Is Helping Earthquake Victims In Rural Nepal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

An inflatable hospital in rural Nepal is bringing much needed relief to earthquake victims. The 20-bed, 1,000-square-foot temporary structure has b...

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Communities Take the Lead on Earthquake Response in Nepal

Elizabeth Enslin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Enslin, Ph.D.

When I woke on April 25 to reports of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, my first thoughts turned to the safety of my Nepali-American son's uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. All fine, I soon learned.

Commentary on Disaster Relief - What I've Learned from Nepal, Haiti and Other Natural Disasters

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

What is needed is a global master plan for dealing with emergencies created by natural disasters, because they happen often and all over the globe. Independent organizations and governments should all have to organize and stage their efforts through one agency.