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Humanitarian Aid

Human Rights Watch Chastises Louisiana For Endangering HIV-Positive Inmates

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.02.2016 | Crime

Louisiana, notorious for the world's highest incarceration rate, often fails to provide basic HIV services to inmates in parish jails, endangering not...

Finding Inspiration After Cyclone Winston

UN Women | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
UN Women

The first thing that hits you about a country that has felt the full force of a category five cyclone is the trees. It's like they have been ravaged by a forest fire, one that strips them of their foliage but otherwise leaves no visible scorch marks.

6 Reasons You Should Care About (Yet) Another International Summit

Izumi Nakamitsu | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Izumi Nakamitsu

It might sound dramatic to hear people say the world is at a "critical juncture" and faces a "staggering escalation" in humanitarian needs. Well, it's true.

Data is the Difference between Life and Death in South Sudan: Measuring Catastrophe in Unity State

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

(Photo: Andrew Parsons, Action Against Hunger, South Sudan) Approximately 25 percent of the population of South Sudan--2.8 million people--are experi...

Yemen: What Picture Will You Take?

Karl Schembri | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Karl Schembri

"I understand your job is to bring attention to our situation, but how do you do it? Nobody cares. We've been in this war for almost a year and everyone has forgotten us."

So You Want a New Superfood? Meet Moringa

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

What are some of the nutritional properties that make it a superfood? The protein content is impressive.

To Improve Human Wellbeing, It's Time to Get Serious About Transparency

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Community and collective action matter. The dream is for all civil society organizations to look beyond their individual projects and work collectivel...

European Enlightenment and Humanism in Danger: Refugee Crisis

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Sayed Hassan Akhlaq

As the number of refugees worldwide continues to increase, Western nations struggle to show off their true humanism and the Enlightenment in the face ...

A pretty face on the crisis

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

How do you revive interest in a story that has been around for more than five years? A story, that actually feels like a cliché from a region regular...

More Than 80 Million Children Missed School Due To War, Disaster

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted l...

How I Got There: Simon Panek

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Simon Panek is the cofounder and director of the People In Need humanitarian organization, the largest nongovernmental organization in Central Europe....

Let Us Not Make Ukraine a Forgotten Crisis

Christos Stylianides | Posted 03.17.2016 | World
Christos Stylianides

The humanitarian situation remains serious. Over three million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

100 Humanitarian Groups Ask To Simply Be Allowed To Help In Syria

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact

On the fifth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, 102 humanitarian agencies implored those involved in the conflict to simply allow them do their jobs....

Stories of Refugees on the Long Road to Europe

Crystal Wells | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Hazam, 35, could no longer see a future for himself and his family in Deir al-Zour, a city that has been a flashpoint in the country's five-year-long civil war. A physical fitness teacher, Hazam could no longer work, while his wife was pregnant with their fourth child.

Humanitarian Innovation: Surprising News, Cautionary Tales, and Promising Directions

Camille Crittenden | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

For those fleeing active conflict zones, natural disasters, or the gradual devastation of climate change, a host of humanitarian relief agencies is st...

Tackling the Greatest Challenge of Our Time

Rick Leach | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Rick Leach

Earlier this year during a visit to the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan, I watched a bus depart the front gates and head into the desert. When I asked ...

What Facebook Can Teach Us About Crisis Management

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

In the wake of these incessant disasters, the global community is increasingly turning to technology to help with crisis mapping, aid management and distribution, and even crowdsourcing real-time information regarding events on the ground.

The Orphans We Are Left With

Crystal Wells | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty.

U.N. Food Airdrop For Besieged Syrians Misses Target

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.25.2016 | World

A planned cessation of hostilities in Syria from Saturday night should rescue the civilian population from "the abyss", Jan Egeland, chairman of a hum...

This Take On ‘Cards Against Humanity’ Is Pure Genius

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

“My only real accomplishment in the Peace Corps was _____________.” “Whispering under your breath that the US is not the center of the world.”...

The Local/International Divide: Reflection of a Deeper Problem in Humanitarian Aid?

Mark Canavera | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact
Mark Canavera

In the world of international humanitarian and development aid, most agencies employ dual salary scales -- one for internationally recruited staff and another, typically much lower, for staff who are recruited from the "local" labor market.

El Niño Is Posing a Global Humanitarian Threat

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 02.16.2017 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

On a global scale, extreme drought conditions and acute water shortages have affected more than 60 million people, including an estimated 4.2 million people in Central America, 30 million people in East and Southern Africa and 4.7 million people in the South West Pacific region.

The Morning Shift on Lesvos

Crystal Wells | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
Crystal Wells

It was just after 6 am when the first raft was spotted, a bobbing dot visible through the predawn gloom only by the florescent reflections of life jac...

When Did We forget? How the Refugee Crisis is Revealing Our True Capacity as Humans

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Anita Wing Lee

I'm here in this place that should be Heaven on Earth: on the island of Lesvos, Greece. You can see turkey in the distance. Gorgeous hills. Quaint vil...

Learn From the Past to Manage Syria Refugee Crisis In a Smart Way

Grete Faremo | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Grete Faremo

Over the years we have learned that many of the assumptions behind such refugee "care" were wrong. The main one: Few modern conflicts of a scale that drive large populations to flee have quick and happy endings. They often stretch on for decades.