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The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Obama administration's lifting of economic sanctions; UN Ambassador Samantha Power justifying the move, claiming a "sea change" of improvement in humanitarian access

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.14.2017 | Women
Eric Reeves

The moral hypocrisy, the mendacity, and the sheer foolishness of the Obama administration's claim that there has been a "sea change" of improvement in...

The People's Convoy: We Reject The New Normal Of Attacks On Hospitals

Donna McKay | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Donna McKay

In Syria, attacking hospitals has become an ominous "new normal" of sorts, a signature of this conflict and likely conflicts to come.

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview with Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Humanitarian and Founder of easyJet

Alexandre Mars | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Stelios is a great role model for many entrepreneurs in Europe. When people talk about disruption in 2016, little do they know that Stelios was ahead ...

The Sustainable Development Goals will not be Achieved if the Humanitarian Community Fails Refugees and Internally Displaced People

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

As world leaders converged upon New York last week, it was difficult not to feel cynical about their ability to help the 65 million people forced from...

No Easy Choices, But One Imperative: Impartial Assistance To All In Need

A View from the United Nations | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
A View from the United Nations

Credit: UNICEF/Al-Issa By Kevin M. Kennedy* The United Nations and its partners stand ready to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance foll...

Allowing Refugees To Better Their Communities Results In Big Benefits

David Weiss | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
David Weiss

Some Lebanese have seen refugees not through the lens of being a problem, but as being assets to the economy, culture and to helping reduce conflict in Lebanon.

What I Learned After Spending One Day With Mother Teresa

Sen. Dick Durbin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Sen. Dick Durbin

One day, many years ago, on the streets of Calcutta I saw what one person could do when she humbled herself and dedicated her life to the "unloved, unwanted, uncared for."

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Returns To Honor The Tennis Champion During Pre-US Open Festivities

Ezinne Ukoha | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Ezinne Ukoha

We all need heroes, especially now that the charged climate forces us to accept the hopelessness that regulates children of "a certain background" to the back burner of impending success.

Refugee Risks Safety to Collect Firewood

Radha Muthiah | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Radha Muthiah

There are 65 million forcibly displaced people worldwide today - the highest number ever recorded. The large majority lack access to clean cookstoves ...

The Human Face of the Global Refugee Crisis

Pamela Hamamoto | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Pamela Hamamoto

His eyes caught my attention...playful, innocent, and curious about this group of strangers in his neighbourhood. I was immediately drawn to this youn...

Putin, Obama And The Battle For Aleppo

The Conversation US | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
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.

'How I Bore You On Eagles Wings' -- A Reminder Of Our Humanity

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Shahar Azani

Such troubling times all around us. It seems the world knows no rest: Islamic terror rearing its ugly head and in the most gruesome of manners in Euro...

'Everyone You See Here Fled'

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Erbil, Iraq--When Iraqi forces pushed to retake Islamic State-held villages west of the Tigris River town of Makhmour in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, the ...

"Darfur? Wait, Wasn't That Fixed A Long Time Ago?"

Gabriel Stauring | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Gabriel Stauring

I asked friends that I met through working on this cause to reflect back on 13 years of Darfur. Below are answers from fellow activists in the U.S., refugee friends in camps in Chad, and Darfuris living in that remote, mostly forgotten land.

Humanity and the Future of Philanthropy: Why We Can't Afford to Wait Any Longer

Stephanie Heckman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Heckman

Co-authored by Obed Kabanda, Executive Director, ACODEV-Uganda Recent years have seen the philanthropic sector shift focus from charity to social ju...

With Muhammad Ali It Was Always Yes, Never No

Mitchell Fink | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Mitchell Fink

A little more than a year after Muhammad Ali lit the Olympics flame in Atlanta, creating perhaps the most emotionally satisfying moment in Olympics history, I was asked to join a small group accompanying Ali on a humanitarian mission.

Time to Put Women and Young People at Centre of Humanitarian Action

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

By protecting the right to sexual and reproductive health, we will better ensure accountability to affected populations, address the special needs of women and adolescent girls, and contribute to their empowerment and participation in decision-making.

It's time for world leaders to fund education in emergencies

Up For School | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Jennifer Rigg, Executive Director, Global Campaign for Education - US As a parent of two active children, I see the amazing skills and knowledge ...

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.

The Cost of 'Wait and See' -- Three Things the World Needs From the World Humanitarian Summit

A View from the United Nations | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
A View from the United Nations

The premise is simple: investing in national and local skills, systems and knowledge to build resilience and preparedness will save lives, cut costs and preserve hard-won development gains.

A Simple Humanitarian Proposal: Crowdfunding Resettlement for Syrian Refugee Families

Matthew La Corte | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

We can tap into America's compassionate, philanthropic spirit, and leverage our existing technological platforms. Let's show our dithering bureaucrats and politicians that Americans don't accept sitting on the sidelines as people die.

More than a moral imperative: Giving to get power and influence a righteous act of self-help

Halima Leak Francis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Halima Leak Francis

Devastated fans mourning Prince's passing were surprised and delighted to learn of his history of charitable giving as his friend Van Jones shared d...

How to Reduce Humanitarian Need

A View from the United Nations | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
A View from the United Nations

In the next decade, most of the world's acutely vulnerable people will be living in fragile and conflict-affected cities and States. If current trends persist, conflict will continue to consume 80 percent of humanitarian funding, setting back development by trillions of dollars.

Addressing Global Mental Health Challenges and Finding Solutions

Inka Weissbecker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Inka Weissbecker

Francis spent two years with his foot tied to a wooden log in a shed. He suffered from psychosis but his family was unable to help him because they ha...

After 6 Months, the U.S. Has Welcomed A Whopping 13 Percent of its Syrian Refugee Goal

Matthew La Corte | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

The federal government has taken steps to ramp up resettlement in recent weeks, but the tremendous effort it will take to reach both goals remains lofty. In fact, we are currently on pace to resettle fewer refugees than last year despite the 2016 goal being 15,000 more.