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Humanitarian Aid

Women, Children and Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings

Emanuele Capobianco | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Emanuele Capobianco

On 18 August 2016, heartbreaking images of a child who lost his childhood flashed across our screens or appeared in our newspapers. Failed by the glob...

Terror in Lake Chad Basin and the Failure of the Humanitarian System

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Kolleen Bouchane

Photo: Bada, Kako, 3 years old, and other displaced children in the village of Tagal, Lake Chad region, Chad. UNICEF/UN028762/Tremeau At least 2.7 mi...

Battle for Mosul: ISIS Victims in Iraq Need Food

William Lambers | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
William Lambers

As the Iraqi army, backed by US airstrikes, attempts to take back the city of Mosul from ISIS we can't forget about humanitarian aid to civilians. Whe...

Free Online Course from HarvardX: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster

Marcy Franck | Posted 08.23.2016 | Impact
Marcy Franck

Fending off despair about the state of the world can be a full-time job these days. One scroll through your social media accounts or a five-minute ses...

This 'Would You Rather' Quiz Highlights Impossible Choices Refugees Make

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact

Would you rather eat only pizza for the rest of your life ― or never eat pizza again? For most people, the game “Would you rather” presents ligh...

Voluntourism, White Saviors And Advocacy Vs News

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Barely a day goes by where a cause of some sort doesn't call for our attention, action or cash. The immediacy and reach of the internet has intensifie...

5 Ways the Ideas Behind Pokemon Go Are Saving the World

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

(Photo credit: Carl Walsh for Catholic Relief Services) By now, the phenomenon of Pokemon Go has gone global. Armed with smartphones and real-time da...

Voluntourism, White Saviors And Advocacy Vs News

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Barely a day goes by where a cause of some sort doesn't call for our attention, action or cash. The immediacy and reach of the internet has intensifie...

Putin, Obama And The Battle For Aleppo

The Conversation US | Posted 08.09.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Obama's vacillating Syria policy has spurred ongoing debate, especially with regard to fighting IS. The counterterrorism turn, starting with the anti-IS "Inherent Resolve" campaign in September 2014, is one way to explain the dissonance in U.S. policy.

AIDS: We Must Not Forget

Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H.

The world's top HIV/AIDS experts are gathering in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference - a meeting that fills me with hope that an opportunity is at hand to finally get the disease under control, but it's an opportunity that is tempered with a little caution.

Why Can't The Obama Administration Speak Honestly About Sudan?

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The Obama administration has from the beginning found it difficult to speak honestly about the ghastly realities defining Sudan under the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime in Khartoum. This is particularly true of human suffering and destruction in the western Darfur region, but also in the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

More Than Hope in Haiti

Maria Bello | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Maria Bello

The young girls wore their turquoise blue platform heels, make-up and hair done impeccably, as they walked down the aisle to graduate from high school...

Would Anyone Save Us?

Yolanda Rondon | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Yolanda Rondon

Refugees are people just like us, students, doctors, artists, business owners, entrepreneurs and teachers. Now what would you do, if overnight you, an American, became a refugee due to war?

Thousands Of Schools Ruined By Disasters, Leaving Kids Without Education

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From earthquakes in Nepal to flooding in Myanmar, disasters damage or destroy thousands of schools leaving hund...

Aid Workers Struggle To Feed Aleppo Beneath The Bombs

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.18.2016 | World

Mercy Corps is one of the only international humanitarian groups providing food aid to opposition-held areas of Aleppo city. Its humanitarian director...

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.