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Humanitarian Aid

Celebrity advocacy doesn't always work, but who cares?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson meets with Danilo Astori, ex-vice president of Uruguay Linking celebrities with humanitarian causes has beco...

5 Things I Learned From Syrian Refugees In Jordan

Michelle Abou-Raad | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Michelle Abou-Raad

Urban refugees don't always make it onto the news, but they are suffering immensely. Over 650,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan and the majority lives in unfinished apartments and dilapidated buildings in the cities.

UN Delivers First Food Aid To Syrians In Besieged Daraya In Years

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - International aid convoys have reached two Syrian rebel-held towns near Damascus, marking the first delivery of food supplie...

From Crisis to Calling: An Interview With Sasha Chanoff

Phil Simon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

If this election season has manifested anything, it's our nation is divided on many issues. Perhaps no issues inhere more controversy than immigrat...

"We have a problem"

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
St. Gallen Symposium

By Elías Camhaji & Sara Rosati (Text), and Lukas Rapp (Photo) What is growth? - Why is growth still important? Do we need it? And is there a formula...

Syrian Government Continues To Block U.N. Aid From Entering Daraya

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.07.2016 | World

GENEVA, June 7 (Reuters) - The United Nations is still waiting for Syrian government agreement for an aid convoy to enter the besieged town of Daraya,...

Ecuador Photographer Brings Food and Hope to Earthquake Victims

Kristina Puga | Posted 06.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Kristina Puga

Ever since Manuel Avilés was a teenager in his native Guayaquil, Ecuador, he was known in his high school as the one to help out whenever there was a...

I Volunteered in a Refugee Camp. These Are The Stories You Won't See on TV.

Chelsea Roff | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Chelsea Roff

Nearly 60 million people around the globe are displaced from their homes due to war, conflict, and persecution. That's the highest number ever on reco...

From Where I Stand: Sonja Dimitrijoska

UN Women | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted fromUN Women Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva “Although the job can be very stressful and intense, I love what I am doing. I started work...

What the World Humanitarian Summit Means for Climate Change

Aaron Packard | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Aaron Packard

I joined about 6000 other delegates from around the world this week for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit. While doesn't provide humanitarian aid, we're increasingly concerned with just how hard climate change is biting, and committed to supporting people-oriented responses to the impacts of climate change.

First Humanitarian Summit Must Address Causes of Recurring Crises

Luca Alinovi | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Luca Alinovi

Luca Alinovi, Executive Director, Global Resilience Partnership Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre The first United N...

Choose Adventure and Honor Your Dreams

Georgina Miranda | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Georgina Miranda

This time of year is always a bit nostalgic for me. It's been 3 years since I climbed up to the top of the world on May 21st, 2013. I have been following friends climbing in Nepal on various 8000m peaks over the past couple of months, reflecting also on the beautiful memories from my two expeditions there that will stay with me a lifetime. I can't wait to go back and climb in Nepal!

Humanitarian System 'Stretched To The Limit' By Global Crises: USAID

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact

(Reuters) - More complex humanitarian disasters such as the war in Syria and the Ebola epidemic threaten to overwhelm the international community's ab...

The Persistent Frontier: Our World Humanitarian Crises

Hung Vo | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Hung Vo

French philosopher Henri Lefebvre introduced the concept of "the right to the city" in his 1968 book, Le Droit a la Ville, in which contemporary urban...

First Humanitarian Summit Must Address Causes of Recurring Crises

Johan Rockström | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Johan Rockström

The World Humanitarian Summit is the opportunity of a lifetime to go beyond Red Queen solutions. To succeed, it must lead to urgent action moving from disaster management to resilience building of interconnected human and ecological systems, from local to planetary scale.

The Fierce Urgency of Now. Education Cannot Wait.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Children and youth who are out-of-school without hope of returning are far more vulnerable to exploitation from traffickers and extremist groups and far more at risk of violence, abuse, child marriage and domestic slavery.

Failure to invest in education is penny wise, pound foolish

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 05.22.2016 | Education
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

We could play the numbers game all day long, but the facts are clear. At the World Humanitarian Summit, the global community must ante up with a down ...

Leaving No City Behind: Adapting Crisis Response to an Urbanizing World

Joan Clos | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Joan Clos

Humanitarian crises increasingly play out in urban settings: some 85 percent of the 21 countries that have received the most humanitarian aid in the last three years have some of the highest global urbanization rates.

Humanitarian Aid Hits Record High, Still Doesn't Meet Growing Need

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian assistance given last year totaled a record $28 billion, new figures show in the r...

Leave No One Behind: Women, Children and Adolescent Health in Emergencies

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

For the nearly 60 million internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers worldwide, home is nowhere in sight. Humanitarian emergencies and conflicts have driven them away from all they know as comfortable and safe.

Go big or go home. Ambition now or failure later.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

We are now only days away from the World Humanitarian Summit and the launch of the new Education Cannot Wait fund to provide education to children liv...

Aid Groups Deliver Life-Saving Supplies To 10,000 Syrians Under Government Siege

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.19.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- International aid groups on Wednesday successfully delivered food and life-saving supplies to an estimated 10,000 Syrians living in a besi...

Red Cross Aid Reaches Besieged Damascus Suburb For First Time In Four Years

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.18.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Aid from the Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent entered the besieged Damascus suburb of Harasta for the first time in four years on ...

Aid Saves Lives but Aid Workers Are Increasingly Under Threat

Christos Stylianides | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Christos Stylianides

In conflicts and crisis zones around the world, attacks on civilians, doctors and medical facilities as well as on humanitarian aid workers have become all too frequent.

Humanitarian Responders: Are We Accountable to Beneficiaries?

David Weiss | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
David Weiss

This month, the first ever World Humanitarian Summit is being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The timing and location could not be more apt. We are witnessi...