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Torn Apart by War and Genocide, a Father and Son Reunited

Crystal Wells | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.

The Clock Is Ticking: One Month to Avert a Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

Joseph Cahalan, PhD | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Joseph Cahalan, PhD

In two months, violence has shattered South Sudan's fragile markets. Trade is disrupted. Food supplies were looted. Shops were destroyed.

We're Not Acronyms -- We're People!

Kieran McConville | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Kieran McConville

Tomping displacement camp in Juba, South Sudan. Becoming Displaced: When your community is overrun by violence and your neighbors are being killed...

Where Days Are Like Years: Winter Rains Deepen Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

His 80 years etched into the deep contours of his face and his sky-blue eyes dimmed with sadness, Abdul raises his voice to be heard over the clatter of rain and says, 'Last night, we were wet and cold. All we have is blankets, nothing else, to stay warm.'

As Afghan Girls Become Women, Their Dreams Hang in the Balance

Kieran McConville | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Kieran McConville

Upon puberty, it becomes generally unacceptable for girls to be taught by a man unless women are present. This means that for millions of girls in rural Afghanistan, their entry into womanhood results in their exit from the education system.

Female Engineers In Africa Make Breakthroughs In Water Technology | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact

Gloria Kafuria, 26, sets off on another day’s work winding through the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania, first by jeep and then by foot. ...

Nonprofit: The Real Reason Aid Doesn't Reach The Poorest | Posted 02.14.2013 | Impact

When academics or the media criticize aid organizations for inefficiencies or promises unfulfilled, I think about the vast and endlessly tangled compl...

Birth Control and Social Marketing: Twin Revolutions

Philip D. Harvey | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Philip D. Harvey

One important approach to such programming that has greatly helped to spread the word on birth control is the social marketing of contraceptives, with its branded products, ubiquitous distribution, and massive advertising campaigns.

'Tis the Season to Share Blessings With Others

Siobhan Walsh | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Siobhan Walsh

This year, as we approach the two-year anniversary of the crippling earthquake, my wish list is all about giving children affected by the disaster in Haiti the most valuable gift they will ever receive, the gift of education.

Hunger Hits Nairobi's Slums

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Arthur Nazaryan

Nairobi, Kenya - In one of Nairobi's most dangerous slums, Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide has set up a nutrition clinic to fight widespread hunger...

Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The signs now are ominous for us all with the FAO expecting the price of agricultural commodities to rise further throughout this year. This will put enormous pressure on the world's poorest.

Floods in Pakistan Expose Chronic Poverty, Injustice

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Mubashir Ahmed

Lack of proper nutrition for children has been a problem in Sindh, and the situation was exacerbated by the floods.

Promoting Grassroots Recovery In Pakistan

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joop Koopman

We know that the devastating floods of summer 2010 destroyed more than 1.7 million acres of crops. Punjab is still fertile but the planting and harvest cycles have been violently interrupted.

Poorest in Pakistan Journey Toward a Better Life

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joop Koopman

The road to recovery for the very poorest people in Sindh will be a very long one. But their journey has begun in earnest.

Leadership Insights: Is Wisdom the First Priority in Your Life?

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

When wisdom is manifest in action, wealth and well-being are often created. Yet we seem to long for wealth and well-being without seeking wisdom. Wisdom comes first; it is the seed for wealth and well-being.

You've Got Your Donations, Now What? Twestival Releases Videos Showing Progress in Liberia

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Participants of the second annual Twestival, which raised $400k, can now see the results of their giving. Founder Amanda Rose documented the school being built in Liberia from the money raised.

World Food Day 2010: Dramatic Results in Niger

Tom Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Today, on World Food Day -- I want to call your attention to the needs of many millions of children around the world. In countries suffering from absolute poverty, chronic hunger is a deadly threat to children.

The Human Cost of Pakistan's Disaster

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mubashir Ahmed

Last week, at a school-turned-distribution center in Charsadda, I met with several people whose lives are hanging in the balance as a result of the flooding in Pakistan.

Pakistan Floods: Pulling People Back From the Brink

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mubashir Ahmed

Good news is rare as Pakistan's greatest natural disaster continues to unfold before our eyes. But after two weeks of trying, we have finally reached desperate flood victims in two remote districts.

Pakistan: Is Enormous Suffering Being Overlooked?

Mubashir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mubashir Ahmed

The disaster in Pakistan threatens to overshadow the impact and hardship of the 2004 tsunami, the 2005 earthquake and this year's Haiti earthquake -- combined.

Pakistan Flood Victims Need Your Help

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Floods in Pakistan have devastated millions of communities in the northwest regions of the country, leveling homes and leaving families with no where ...

Leadership to the Rescue

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Lublin

Instead of throwing bazillions of dollars at McKinsey or calling the National Guard, why not tap some of our nation's best non-profit practitioners to solve one of our ugliest messes?

Small Steps Create Big Changes for Children in Nepal

Cecial Adhikari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cecial Adhikari

Fifty-nine percent of public and community schools in Nepal do not have any toilet facilities. Concern Worldwide has been working to improve the situation so that students can return to school.

Cambodian Mother of Five Becomes an Agent of Change

Stewart Gee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stewart Gee

After her husband died, one Cambodian woman found herself unable to support her children -- until Concern Worldwide's farming projects helped her rebuild her life. Now, she is passing along what she's learned to other families.

A Force for Change: Involving Communities to Keep Children in School in Rwanda

Ange Kamugisha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ange Kamugisha

Improved communication and collaboration at local level between students, parents and teachers is at the core of Concern Worldwide's education program in Rwanda.