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The Other Conflict That Is Costing Nigeria Billions

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When people think of violence in Nigeria, they usually think of Boko Haram, the militant group that terrorizes parts of the country's n...

Don't Just Stand There -- Do Something Holy

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

You have heard this passage from the Talmud many times before -- but it's still true -- one who saves one life is as if they saved an entire world. The funds that you provide will help sustain people in dire need.

Revisiting Sri Lanka a Decade Later: Helping Children After Disasters

William Spear | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
William Spear

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka, injuring more than 21,000. Over 1,000 children were orphaned and more than 7,000 children lost one parent.

When Water Scarcity Becomes Personal

Keith Proctor | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Keith Proctor

Like many Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in their country, Sabeen has found another crisis in Jordan: water scarcity.

Women in Business: Q&A with Samantha Albery, Director of MicroMentor

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Samantha Albery is the Director of MicroMentor, an online community that helps entrepreneurs and experienced professionals work together to build smal...

How To Help South Sudan After 200,000 Displaced From Homes

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

As pressure mounts for South Sudan to end weeks of violence that have pushed the world's youngest nation to the brink of civil war, a state of emerge...

7 Photos Of Syrian Refugee Children That Will Break Your Heart AND Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

Kids and toys usually go together like peas and carrots. But for many Syrian refugee children, having fled their war-torn homeland with little more th...

The Power of One Pen: Shooting in Liberia with Mercy Corps

Nancy Farese | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Nancy Farese

I've known how to write my name since I was four years old, so as I watched Cedeh sit down with paper and a prized ink pen and slowly work through the letters of her name I had a sense of peering into someone's shame.

LOOK: Staggering Facts About The Syria Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

In July, the United Nations said Syria's civil war has led to the worst refugee crisis since 1994, when Rwanda was gutted by genocide. Almost 2 mi...

Donors In Short Supply As Syria Crisis Grows

www.latimes.com | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Facing a growing humanitarian crisis, Oxfam, the international relief agency, set a goal in January of raising $53 million to aid victi...

Hope for Haiti: The Republic of NGOs

Josh Pence | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Josh Pence

When you stand face-to-face with a person who is shedding tears of gratitude for the support they have received and witness their progress, it is clear that help is not in vain. Call it naiveté, call it blind faith, call it Pollyannaish. Or call it what it is: hope.

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...

How You Can Help: 2011 Flood Relief Causes for Pakistan

Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

For the second consecutive year, floods in Pakistan have displaced millions of people, demolished thousands of homes and destroyed acres of crops. As ...

Healing Kids in NYC -- And Around the World

Linda Mason | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Linda Mason

in the days and weeks after 9/11, I witnessed something incredible: people coming together to heal the emotional wounds of kids in New York City, and taking that healing to kids around the world.

Mercy Corps: Mission Accomplished?

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

If you think Portland-based Mercy Corps is an air ambulance service, a religious sect or a merciful military organization, you would be wrong.

Mother's Day In Haiti: 'Hope Creates Life!'

Linda Mason | Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact
Linda Mason

My own hope this Mother's Day is that women like Lucienne and Alexandre will have the opportunities to make their dream of a brighter future for their children into reality.

'Mobile Wallet' Technology Turns Haitian Cell Phones Into Digital Bank Accounts

Linda Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Linda Mason

When I visited Haiti in November, I saw one of the most effective weapons in the fight against poverty, an intervention that may well be the key to Haiti's long-term recovery. It was a cell phone.

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

Transparencygate!

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

There has been a developing discussion and debate centering around the transparency of organizations in Georgia who receive USAID grant money. This is a condensed form of the discussion.

Haitian Lives Still to Save

George Rupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

This week's International Donors' Conference could mean the difference between life and death for many in Haiti. It's our hope that governments agree upon long-term reconstruction commitments.

A Message to the West from Palestinian and Israeli Students

Allen Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allen Grossman

The Middle East is a complicated place, but some things are not complicated. It is not complicated to understand that many young people care not for politics, but only want a just life and a decent job.

Building an Innovative Society in Iraq

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Hormats

In October 2009, Secretary Clinton announced the Iraq Information Technology (IT) Intern Exchange Program at the U.S.-Iraq Business and Investment Con...

Giving to Haiti and to the Future

James Lee Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Lee Witt

Having just returned from Haiti with President Clinton, I can attest to both the truly overwhelming scope and scale of the devastation but also the remarkable humanitarian effort underway.

Global Aid Pours into Haiti

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.