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Humanitarian Crisis

Why South Sudan's Leaders Are Fueling The Implosion Of Their Own Country

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.10.2017 | Home

As tens of thousands of people in South Sudan starve to death amid a raging civil war, the government seems to be fanning the flames instead of trying...

The News That Wasn't: What You Missed in 2016

Izumi Nakamitsu | Posted 12.27.2016 | Home
Izumi Nakamitsu

As we inch towards the end of 2016, we'll see the usual lists of news highlights from the year, including the crises that captured our attention. Here...

Aleppo: Our Lives Should Matter No Matter Who Is Bombing Us

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Atif Choudhury

Two months ago, an aging but deadly Russian aircraft carrier laboriously lumbered through the English channel, under the watchful escort of an increas...

Syrian Rebels Vow To Resist Army Advances In Aleppo

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home

BEIRUT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels on Wednesday vowed to fight on in east Aleppo in the face of sudden government advances that have cut the cit...

Assad, Allies Aim To Seize All Aleppo Before Trump Takes Power: Official

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.29.2016 | Home

BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Syria and its allies aim to drive rebels from Aleppo before Donald Trump takes office as U.S. President, a senior official ...

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...

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.

More Than 90 Migrants Believed Missing After Boat Sinks Off Libya

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home

TRIPOLI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - More than 90 migrants are believed missing after their boat sank off the coast of western Libya on Wednesday, a coastguard...

Our Moral Obligation To Confront Human Suffering

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 09.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lena Aburdene Derhally

I haven't become desensitized but I feel better because I am not ignoring these people or turning my back on them. I am listening to their stories, hearing and feeling their pain, I am giving a voice to the voices of the erased.

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...

I was a refugee, now I stand with refugees

Naser Haghamed | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Naser Haghamed

Whenever I read a story of a refugee, I am reminded of my own story. My story began when I was 13, and spanned from Eritrea to the UK. The war in Erit...

Vulnerable Kids Everywhere Need Their Health Shots

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

In any setting, funding the supply and delivery of vaccines is a proven way to save lives. And with millions of children on the move, the stakes could not be higher.

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

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
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...

Mothers and children must be the priority this World Humanitarian Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On Humanitarian Day it is right that we mark the plight of the millions affected and displaced by humanitarian crises across the globe and the thousands of humanitarians who dedicate their lives helping them.

Boko Haram Survivors Are Starving To Death As Aid Falls Short

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home

The people of northeast Nigeria are about as tough as they come. Their remote region is ground zero for many of the world’s most vexing problems, in...

Dramatic Footage Captures Harrowing Rescue Of Syrians Trapped In Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home

Driving frantically through the empty, dilapidated streets of Aleppo’s Al-Salhin district, first responders race to reach victims of the community...

Vevezuela in crisis: "If you are lucky, you eat twice a day"

Josefina Salomon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Josefina Salomon

Venezuela is going through one of the worst economic crisis it has faced in decades. With oil prices at an all-time low, the country is largely unable...

The Economic Case for Admitting Refugees Is (Again) Strengthened

Matthew La Corte | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

While the humanitarian case for refugee resettlement receives the majority of the attention, the economic case is also compelling. Investing in refugee resettlement can actually improve economic performance in the long run.

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.

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...

Aid Saves Lives but Aid Workers Are Increasingly Under Threat

Christos Stylianides | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
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.

Sign on the Dotted Line, But Don't Forget the Fine Print Is 1.5 Degrees Celsius

Emmanuel de Guzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Emmanuel de Guzman

Anyone watching coverage of the Paris Agreement last December could be forgiven for thinking that countries had defeated climate change itself, there and then, once and for all.

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

Izumi Nakamitsu | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home
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...

European Enlightenment and Humanism in Danger: Refugee Crisis

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq | Posted 03.22.2017 | Home
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 ...