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Humanitarian Aid

Syrian Government Blocks Lifesaving Aid For Hundreds Of Thousands Of People

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.17.2017 | World

As the war in Syria drags into its seventh year, civilians remain stuck in the crosshairs. President Bashar Assad harms his own people in ways that ar...

Keeping America Good

Anne Goddard | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Add me to the list of those who have concerns about the years ahead, especially when it comes to our nation's desire - and willingness - to help thos...

In The Fight Against Global Poverty, Here Are 3 Signs Of Hope For 2017

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

Each year, Lutheran World Relief's Early Warning Forecast singles out seven continuing or potential hot spots that may require humanitarian -- and in ...

7 Humanitarian Hot Spots to Watch in 2017

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

As the new year approaches, the season of hope is tempered by the fact that the global community is facing tremendous humanitarian challenges. The wo...

A Beautiful Journey: In Kolkata, a New Light Shines Over an Old Darkness

Karen J. Francis | Posted 12.13.2016 | Travel
Karen J. Francis

© Anirudh Agarwal I was nervous when I entered Soma Home, a girls' residence established by New Light India to house and raise the children of Kolk...

In Iraq and Syria, Humanitarian Aid Workers Struggle Within a Strained System

The Conversation US | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
The Conversation US

By Thomas Arcaro, Elon University More than ever before, the humanitarian aid system as we know it is being stretched, questioned and tested. Among t...

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Future of Global Development & Foreign Policy

Caroline Avakian | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There is still much left to play out in the next 10 weeks when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump's foreign aid ...

The U.S. Elections: End Of Empire? A View From Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.21.2016 | Chicago
Mark Schuller

Many people were surprised at the results of last week's election. In hindsight, the signs were there to be seen, in plain sight. Many, either because they were paying attention or being targeted, were not surprised.

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Future of Global Development & Foreign Policy

Caroline Avakian | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There is still much left to play out in the upcoming weeks when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump's foreign aid...

Beyond #Giving Tuesday: Why Cash Is Best

Rebecca Milner | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Milner

Global need has rarely been greater. Today, a disparate population of 65 million souls forced to flee armed conflicts and natural disasters in Asia, t...

Beyond #GivingTuesday: Supporting Long-Term Relief Efforts

Patricia McIlreavy | Posted 11.14.2016 | Impact
Patricia McIlreavy

Later this month, we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a day when Americans pause and express gratitude for our blessings and good fortune in life. This da...

New Humanitarian Aid Apps Provide Real-Time Access & Information

Caroline Avakian | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Relief Web, a humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters, and a digital service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanit...

As The World Looks Elsewhere, Haiti's Disaster Is Just Beginning

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.07.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

In terms of loss of human life, this disaster was thankfully far less deadly than the earthquake on January 12, 2010, almost seven years ago now. But the real disaster -- chronic hunger, food insecurity, and dependency -- is yet to come.

How 23 Year Old Noor Tagouri and British Muslim Youth Raised Over £230,000 for Syria (Photo Essay)

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Atif Choudhury

Yahya's last answer was a sobering reminder that what we accomplished was remarkable-indeed I had never quite witnessed something like that in my life. Yet it was a drop in the bucket to what is ever-desperately needed-and what people suffering in Syria and around the world deserve.

In Humanitarian Settings Cash Should be King

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

As Islamic State fighters advanced on her village two years ago, Alima decided it was time to leave. Pausing only to grab her identity papers, she fle...

Transform Your Passion Into Action: Lessons From Career Aid Workers

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Co-authored by Courtney White Procel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with domestic and international humanitarian experience When was the last time ...

Expert's take: Why women must be at the heart of the humanitarian response in Haiti

UN Women | Posted 10.17.2016 | Women
UN Women

About the authorUN Women Haiti/ Anna KonateAnthony Ngororano is Programme Advisor and Head of the Africa Section at UN Women Headquarters and is curre...

Syria Shows That Realism Still Dominates Global Politics

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

The civil war in Syria has taught the international community plenty of lessons, and not one of them is good. In fact, each and every one is an indictment on the entire rules-based order that has governed the international system since the end of World War II.

Winning Back Mosul, Safeguarding Its Infrastructure

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Unusual question: What will be the fate of Mosul's telecommunications infrastructure, such as it is, as an anti-ISIS military coalition moves to recla...

Marines, WFP Fight Hunger in Haiti

William Lambers | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Devastation. That describes Haiti following Hurricane Matthew's trail of destruction last week. Hundreds of people were killed by the storm and thousa...

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

Mark Schuller | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

Well-meaning people have either emailed or texted me over the past couple of days, with some variant of "how are things going in Haiti?"

World Leaders Found Wanting As UN Secretary General Gives Final Address

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Dominic MacSorley

Syria may be the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of our time, but there are over 65 million people currently displaced by conflict across the globe, the largest number since records began after World War Two.

The Sustainable Development Goals will not be Achieved if the Humanitarian Community Fails Refugees and Internally Displaced People

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

As world leaders converged upon New York last week, it was difficult not to feel cynical about their ability to help the 65 million people forced from...

This El Niño Is A Huge Humanitarian Crisis - But It Didn't Have To Be

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

This blog is co-authored by UN Secretary-General's Special Envoys on El Niño and Climate: Mary Robinson and Ambassador Macharia Kamau; and Oxfam Inte...

U.N. To Resume Aid Convoy Mission In Syria After Brief Suspension

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.22.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - A “clearly marked” U.N. convoy was due to deliver aid on Thursday to besieged areas near the Syrian capital after a 48-hour sus...