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Jencarlos Canela Is About To Make New Year's Eve History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.29.2014 | Latino Voices

The sixty-second countdown into the new year from Times Square is echoed annually around the world, and this year Jencarlos Canela will make history a...

Spanish Ebola Doctor: 'With The Money From Corruption, We Could End Ebola'

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

When a health professional removes his Ebola suit in Bo, Sierra Leone -- a country where the virus is still spreading at full speed -- he has a choice...

KeenON: A Conversation with International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband

Techonomy | Posted 02.08.2015 | Technology

Techonomy is proud to present KeenON, a series of interviews by techonologist and author Andrew Keen that explores the intersection of tech, busine...

Sophia Jones

'If We're Going To Go Hungry Here, We Might As Well Be Hungry In Our Own Homes' | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For millions of Syrians, a simple food voucher distributed by the United Nations' World Food Program is the only thing ensuring they won...

An Aid Worker's Account: 'If We Take Care, We Will Win This Battle'

Peter Biro | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Peter Biro

In a culture where intimacy and closeness is expressed in public -- a hug, a kiss on the cheek, holding hands -- no one touches anyone anymore. Fear of contracting Ebola has made any kind of personal contact off limits.

ISIS Has Displaced More Than 1.8 Million Iraqis. Here's How You Can Help Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

The Islamic State militant group has upended life for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis affected by the group's expanding influence in the region. En...

Prostitution On The Rise Among Desperate Syrian Women Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact

TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese ...

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

Displaced Women & Children Carry the Heaviest Burden: We Have a Duty to Support Them with the Right Protection & Services

Sarah Costa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women traveled from the United States to Hong Kong to bear witness to atrocities occurring in "closed camps" that were holding refugees who had fled Vietnam.

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood: Welcoming Refugees in the U.S.

Emily Sernaker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Emily Sernaker

Courage and determination are inspiring and infectious. Once you hear their stories, you want to help them succeed. You put yourself in their shoes.

Power Will Face 'Harsh Realities' Of The UN

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power faced some tough questions during her first day on the job on...

The Power of Women

Roberta Gately | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Roberta Gately

Whoever the woman was who influenced you the most, remember her, carry her in your heart and pass on the light she shared with you to another.

Women Rising Up in Congo

International Rescue Committee | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
International Rescue Committee

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe women in Congo have always been the backbone of the country. Yet traditionally they have not been granted a voice. Today, though the process may be slow and sporadic, things are changing.

Jolie Meets With Women, Girls In Eastern Congo

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact

GOMA, Congo — Angelina Jolie is meeting with women and girls in eastern Congo, where sexual violence is rampant. Jolie, a special envoy for the...

Red Cross To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.

'Kony 2012:' Invisible Children And 7 Other Charities Fighting For Child Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact

The “Kony 2012” video campaign against Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, was met with fiery reactions across the board a...

For Two Refugee Families an Ocean Apart, the Joy and Promise of a New Home

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

My journey takes me across an ocean and the International Date Line. Three movies, four TV shows, half a novel and a long nap later, here I am in Bangkok.

Superman, Batman, Other Superheroes Fight Famine In Africa

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

As the famine and drought in Africa continue to rage, DC Entertainment is turning to its strongest superheroes to help the 13 million people in need o...

2 Years Later: How To Help In Haiti

Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

Two years after the devastating 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, lives and buildings are still far from restored. Although $4.6 billion has been c...

The Best Gifts Save Lives

Rashida Jones | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Rashida Jones

Joseph's enthusiasm was infectious. A refugee from Liberia, he was showing me around the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm in San Diego and it was clear how much he appreciated the opportunity to grow fresh produce so close to home.

PHOTOS: Somalia Famine Baby Back From Brink Of Death

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

By KATHARINE HOURELD, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Minhaj Gedi Farah lay silently on a hospital bed three months ago, even his mother had ...

7 Ways U.S. Can Help Somalia

George Rupp | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

The United Nations has declared a famine in the Horn of Africa, surprising no one who works in the region. As early as August 2010 there were indicati...

Juba Spruces Up

Anne C. Richard | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Anne C. Richard

Juba -- the town destined to be the capital of the new nation of South Sudan -- is in the midst of sprucing itself up before the independence celebration on July 9.