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How To Volunteer Over The Holidays -- And Into The New Year

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.24.2016 | Impact

The holidays are an important time for giving back to your community and supporting local organizations in need. Below are some ideas for volunteering...

Why We Must Help Those Fleeing Mosul with Hard Cash

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

The battle for Mosul is in full swing and civilians are pouring out of the city. Some 77,000 people have already fled their homes, according to the Un...

In Humanitarian Settings Cash Should be King

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

As Islamic State fighters advanced on her village two years ago, Alima decided it was time to leave. Pausing only to grab her identity papers, she fle...

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...

Room At The Table

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

But as the signs at the DNC convention read: "Love Trumps Hate." I wish we could find it in our natures to set a place for the stranger.

Patrick Stewart Sings... Country Music Classics?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment

Actor Patrick Stewart has one of the most distinctive voices in show business, and now he’s putting that voice to work in a new way: country music. ...

Syrian Refugee Family Living In Fear, Again, After Receiving Anti-Muslim Threat

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

A Syrian refugee family of four had to flee their home again last week -- but this time, it was in Tucson, Arizona. A threatening message of hate writ...

Texas Has No Business Challenging Syrian Refugee Settlement: Judge

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas has no case against the federal government and a refugee settlement organization over how Syrian refugees are settled within the s...

Major Aid Group Calls For Europe To Let In Half A Million Refugees

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe should agree to take in half a million refugees from the Middle East over the next five years in a legal resettlement prog...

George And Amal Clooney Hear Syrian Refugees' Heart-Wrenching Stories

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

George and Amal Clooney recently partnered with the International Rescue Committee to raise awareness about the struggles that Syrian refugees face an...

Living Like You Are About to Die

Frank Giustra | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Frank Giustra

To those that spend life fearing and hating others, why waste your life? Those are heavy burdens that achieve nothing except to sap happiness from your soul. And to others, why spend a lifetime collecting "things" that mean nothing when you inevitably go?

Justice Department Hammers Texas Over Syrian Refugees

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

DALLAS (CN) - The United States on Tuesday asked a federal judge to reject Texas' request for an injunction to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, ...

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Donate $1 Million To Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment

"Borat" actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have donated $1 million to help Syrian refugees, according to charity organization ...

Small Victory For Syrian Refugees In Texas, As Court Showdown Looms

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Texas will allow some Syrians to resettle in the state in coming days, officials said on Friday -- but they won't drop their lawsuit aimed at keeping ...

Texas Threatens To Sue Aid Groups That Help Syrian Refugees

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

DALLAS (CN) - Texas has threatened to kill funding and sue social services organizations if they defy Gov. Greg Abbott's refusal to accept Syrian refu...

Beyond Your Bubble: Up Close With the Refugee Crisis

Frank Giustra | Posted 11.25.2016 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I suppose that accepting the truth may reveal that perhaps we are a little selfish and maybe that's not something we truly wish to know about ourselves. Lack of empathy for fellow human beings, is not only because they are far away, but it is because of how we inform ourselves.

Why We Need A Sustainable Development Goal for Forced Human Displacement

Sharon Waxman | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Sharon Waxman

Refugees seeking safety in Europe have captured the world's attention, and appropriately so. The images of families crossing the Mediterranean on rafts are truly horrifying.

The Global Search for Education: A Global Education for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an inter-connected global world, every child should have the opportunity for a high quality international education. Current and future generations will be better prepared if they are "world citizens" that are able to study, live and work internationally.

Think Today's Refugee Crisis Is Bad? Climate Change Will Make It a Lot Worse

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

The current mess is likely only a harbinger of things to come if industrialized nations don't dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Drought and desertification already ruin thousands of square miles of productive land annually, while rising sea levels could eventually force tens if not hundreds of millions of people from their coastal homes.

Sexual Violence in South Sudan -- A Tactic of War

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

The women and children of South Sudan, are amongst the most vulnerable. The protracted emergencies and complete absence of social services is destroying the human capital base and potential of the youngest country in the world.

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, business...

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.