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Civilians Fleeing Through ISIS Landmines Face Detention, Prison-Like Conditions In Northern Iraq

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.31.2016 | World

DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq ― It took five attempts before Umm Khaled and her young children were able to flee their hometown of Hawija, controlled by the so-...

International Migrants Day -- Addressing the Growing Health Crisis

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 12.17.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

There are currently almost 60 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world. This is the most at any time since World War II -- a devastating reminder on International Migrants Day.

Millions of Children Survived the Iraq War and ISIS. How Will They Survive What's Next?

Lia Taylor Schwartz | Posted 11.27.2016 | World
Lia Taylor Schwartz

We were in a government-run orphanage in the center of Baghdad, looking into the faces of some of the 1 million war orphans that Iraq is struggling to save amid chaos and destruction. Chaos and destruction that we, Americans, helped create. Orphans that we helped create.

The Future of Disaster Response In the Mountains of Nepal

SAS | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact

It's been six months since the second of two earthquakes shattered Nepal. When the next disaster occurs, what can mitigate those factors and drastically reduce profound trauma on those already distressed people?

South Sudanese Find New Hope in Education

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

"I was born in war, I went to school during war, I got married during war, I raised my six children during war and now I am growing old and raising gr...


Zaheen Fatima | Posted 03.01.2015 | World
Zaheen Fatima

We live within the same borders as these unlucky people, perhaps even a few kilometers away from their hell on earth, but as we cross over to the better half of our country, we easily forget the turmoil our personalized war on terror has caused to millions.

We're Not Acronyms -- We're People!

Kieran McConville | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Kieran McConville

Tomping displacement camp in Juba, South Sudan. Becoming Displaced: When your community is overrun by violence and your neighbors are being killed ...

DR Congo: Where Women Get Raped Every Day, Where Sister Helps Sister

CARE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact

"But I have to live here. I have nowhere to go. I don't know if the fighting has stopped [back home]. I live here, in misery. I can't explain how hard my life is." She looks down at the sleeping baby in her arms. "I don't even have socks to put on the baby."

Neighborhood Revitalization in Haiti Not a Moment Too Soon

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Mark Schuller

It was recently reported that work on neighborhood revitalization in Port-au-Prince is about to finally begin. This is both welcome and long overdue, since more progress needs to be made in neighborhood revitalization.

Too Soon for Carnival: Sweeping Haiti's 400,000 Poor Back Under the Rug

Mark Schuller | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

President Martelly of Haiti is planning a Carnival des Fleurs, a tradition under Duvalier, scheduled to begin July 29, a day after the anniversary of the 1915 U.S. invasion. But for the 390,276 people who are still under ripped sheets of plastic or tarp, it's too soon to celebrate.

Nursing Southern Somalia Through Civil War And Famine

Tommy Standun | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tommy Standun

Many organizations have been driven from the country by insecurity, and the provision of supplies is severely restricted as roads are often closed by various militia and military forces. But there is hope as Somali citizens provide assistance to their own.

Smoke and Mirrors: Deflecting Attention Away From Failure in Haiti's IDP Camps

Mark Schuller | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

In many senses the lack of progress following Haiti's earthquake centers on housing.

Inactions Speaking Louder than Words: Hurricane Emily's Near-Miss Too Close for Haiti's IDPs

Mark Schuller | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

Late this afternoon, Emily was downgraded as it made its way north, away from the country. This time around, the hundreds of thousands of IDPs were lucky. But what about the next hurricane?

Haiti One Year Later: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Oncoming Train?

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

This summer I conducted a study of a random sample of over 100 camps in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. How much progress has been made since August? In short: almost none.

Unstable Foundations: Human Rights of Haiti's 1.5 Million IDPs

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

Haiti's 1.5 million homeless have once again become invisible. Because they are not seen or heard in mainstream media, most people assume things are improving, the problem solved. Unfortunately they are wrong.

Rained Out? Opportunities in Haiti Washing Away

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

In addition to the rain, thousands are fighting for the right guaranteed by the United Nations and Haitian constitution to sleep on concrete blocks, in wet, muddy, ripping tents.

Voices From Haiti: "Stop Feeding on Haiti's Suffering"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

One of two Pediatric tents we visited There is a sign in a damaged Petionville, Haiti bar that reads: "There are no truths, there are only stories." ...

Rebecca et Alea

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Peter Costantini ~ Pétionville, Haiti Next to where we were building a new platform for a hospital tent in the Pétionville Club camp for displace...

Haiti: Diarrhea Threatens Infants and "We Are in Reaction Mode Instead of Planning Mode"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Hand washing is non-existent and raw sewage is flowing throughout the camps. Walk anywhere with peril. Human feces are everywhere, even in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

UN Reports Diphtheria Outbreak in Port-au-Prince: IDP Camps Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Camp Canaan While in Haiti, we notified a health monitoring service about suspected outbreaks of up to 100 cases of diptheria in Camp Cannan, twelve...

Voices from Haiti: "Americans Can See Exactly the Way We Live"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Writing about the shattered hopes and dreams of the Haitian people is like trying to describe the movements of a symphony to a hearing-impaired person.

Misery, Fear, Loss, and Confusion in Haiti Four Months After the Quake

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is my second trip to Haiti after the January 12 earthquake that killed up to 300,000 people and left 1.2 million homeless, although neither of th...

Northern Uganda: The Biggest Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis

Melissa Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Fitzgerald

As I was leaving an IDP camp, a man said to me, "Please don't let us die in this horrible place. Please tell the people in America what is happening here." I promised myself I would.

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.

Congo: Midwives Transform Trash Into Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Since Secretary Clinton ended her African trip, the news cycle has seemingly abandoned the women of Congo.