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Haiti's 1.3 Million Displaced People -- In Their Own Words

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

2010-10-19-pul.jpgWhat's in store for the 1.3 million displaced people in Haiti?

Toward a New Normal -- Visions for Development Leaders

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

What legacy are we preparing to leave behind? All we have to do is to look into ourselves and utilize our education, our smarts and our beliefs to make a difference.

Does Transparency Matter?

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

The transparency discussion that I complied started as one that focused on the lack of transparency, but evolved to include a second string of thought.

Libraries: Investing In The Kids

Forbes | Nilofer D'Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A little over a decade ago, if anyone had told Vimala and Umesh Malhotra that their mission in life would be to set up libraries for children, they wo...

Report Questions NGO Accountability in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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.

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

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."

Live Report: Tremendous Progress Accomplished in Six Short Haitian Days

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Today was the beginning of the end of our six short days in Haiti to set the stage for post-disaster recovery here. April 1 officially begins the nex...

Is PERMANENT a Useful Word in Haiti?

Heather Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

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.

Outlying Medical Centers Under Strain In Haiti

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

Medical facilities throughout Haiti are now over-burdened by the thousands of Haitians who have relocated from Port-au-Prince to come live with family and friends.

Haiti: Time for an NGO Police?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Any military commander will tell you that the first step to taking control of an area is to take over the airport." And so Dr. Tiffany Keenan, an ...

Haitian Women: Rea Dol vs. the Republic of NGOs

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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?"

Fonkoze Helps Rebuild Haiti through Microfinance Following Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Unprecedented Collaboration Assists the Most Vulnerable In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, January 23, an unprecedented joint NGO-military operation ...

Race and Human Trafficking in the U.S.: Unclear but Undeniable

Jamaal Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamaal Bell

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.

Brazil's Bloggers Follow The Money: Madonna's 'Favela Fund' Linked to Kabbalah Centre

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Ehrmann

Stonewalled by Madonna's posse, local media outlets are taking a closer look at the Material Girl's charity work ostensibly directed at helping kids in Brazil's favelas.

Trauma in Haiti: An Assault On the Senses

William Spear | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Spear

The very real impact on first responders in Haiti raises a critical need for care not unlike that of our veterans who have returned from Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam.

Aid Plan for Haiti Must Focus on the Children

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
World Vision

"Children," said World Vision's Sian Platt, "aren't just the future of Haiti, they are Haiti now -- and any plan for a recovery must put them at the heart of the recovery."

Cut the Red Tape: Why Haitians Need Humanitarian Parole Now

Jeffrey Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Kahn

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.

Seven Ways Technology Can Change the World

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

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.

Ashley Judd: Please, Population Control is Not the Answer for Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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.

World Vision: Despite US Aid And Obama's Promises, NGO Still Only Hires Christians

GlobalPost | Krista J. Kapralos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

World Vision officials say the organization does not proselytize, just that they decline to separate their work from their faith. "We do want to be wi...

Western Export of the Ballot Box Elixir is Pure Hubris

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Jenkins

It is insufferable that Afghanistan, a miserable statelet, can reject liberal democracy despite the efforts of 70,000 NATO and NGO staff kicking their heels in Kabul's dust for eight years.

The Susans I Met In The Slums Of Nairobi

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

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.

My Lament for Haiti

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

Friends call and ask, "Have you heard from your family?" "What can we do?" People are missing; in a country where communication is poor, this earthquake has served to compound the problem.

Emma Thompson, Featured in Fatal Promises, Speaks Out on Human Trafficking

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

A new documentary examines the various facets of human trafficking. The film, four years in the making, follows the stories of five people -- three women and two men.

Stop "Crimes Against Humanity and Geological Scandals": Give AFRICOM a Chance In Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is going out to the end of a very long limb, but contrary to the rumblings in progressive think tanks, let's suggest that AFRICOM must be given a chance in eastern Congo.