The Disaster Accountability Project found that of the 197 organizations identified as soliciting money for their activities in Haiti following the earthquake only six have provided factual situation reports itemizing their activities.
I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."
Temporary food supplies, emergency shelters, transient family situations, and short-term fixes have been a reality in Haiti since the earthquake. For children, "temporary" has become a devastating perpetual condition.
Take a walk for ten years in Rea Dol's shoes and you might learn something about the imperialist attitude of NGOs in Haiti. "They would not help me before the quake. Why would I bother to ask them now?"
A link that is rarely discussed in open forums about human trafficking is racial discrimination. Does race and ethnicity contribute to the likelihood of people becoming victims of trafficking? I say, Yes.
The Department of Homeland Security should send a special team of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service officers to Haiti to grant humanitarian parole to those in need of urgent medical treatment in the U.S.
To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 tomorrow, Microsoft is launching a new online competition: 7 Ways to Change the World. We'll choose the best and give you, and a nonprofit, the resources to implement change.
Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.
I visited Kiberia last week. With local NGO leaders as our guide (and two soldiers carrying automatic rifles) we walked through an adjacent neighborhood slum of Nbuta to visit some families that live there.