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Humanitarian Aid

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.

New Moms, Women In Nepal Are Especially Vulnerable Right Now. This Group Is Helping 10,000 Of Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact

While humanitarian groups have prioritized giving food and water to those affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, another vital form of aid h...

We Are Injured In Nepal, But We Are Not Broken

Umanga Pandey | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Umanga Pandey

We, in Nepal today, are injured people. We have lost much. But not all. And to heal, we must get in touch with that portion of our lives that is not yet broken. In this, we have much to learn from the Haiti earthquake, where the largest aftershock came eight days after the main earthquake.

So You Want to be a "Radical" Philanthropist?

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Among other research and policy initiatives aimed reducing the maximum volume of suffering for the minimum philanthropic investment, GiveWell is sending mosquito nets to Africa, hoping to save children from malaria.

Hundreds Of Families Trapped By Fierce Fighting In Yemen's City Of Aden

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running ...

Bread Not Bibles for Nepal

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Social media is abuzz too -- people posting prayers and calling for donations to one charity or another, or sharing human interest stories.

Nepal: A Call to Action

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Six months ago many in the humanitarian system wondered if it was the worst it has ever been, with crises in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central Africa Republic. Then came Ebola. And Yemen.

Nepal Desperately Needs Aid, But The Wrong Kind Could Make Things Worse

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

As aid pours in to help Nepal cope with the aftermath of Saturday’s devastating earthquake, humanitarian agencies face major challenges ensuring tha...

Nepal: Humanitarian Aid In Action -- Conversations With Key Personnel at Direct Relief Headquarters, April 29, 2015

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.

Curbing Illicit Financial Flows: How to raise $770bn for African Development

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

Illicit financial flows are important enough to be included in the post-2015 Millennium Development goals now being debated by the international community.

Nepalese Girls Cook For, Provide First Aid To Thousands Of Earthquake Survivors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact

Underprivileged girls and young women in Nepal are stepping up in a big way for their neighbors in need after Saturday's devastating earthquake. A...