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Humanitarian Aid

Marines Stand By Off Coast Of Storm-Battered Haiti

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — U.S. Marines rushed to deliver relief supplies to Haiti on Friday as Hurricane Tomas battered the small, impoverished country. Spe...

St. Lucia Devastation From Hurricane Tomas (PHOTOS)

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amber DeGrace

Tomas has hit the island of St. Lucia hard, specifically targeting the town of Soufriere.

SHINE Makes It Easy To Donate Stress-Free To Pakistani Flood Victims, Earthquake Victims In Haiti

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ehsan Zaffar

Beloved by the locals since his arrival in 2005, Todd's good-natured persistence underlies his belief that in spite of floods or earthquakes, health care for Pakistanis in rural parts of the country is an attainable goal.

U.S. Airmen Volunteer At School In Kyrgyzstan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When they're not flying over Afghanistan, airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base are helping local children at The Soliska School in Kyrgyzstan. KYLY ...

A Conversation with Diana Aviv, President and CEO of Independent Sector

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Finding new ways to capture the strength and experience of the Baby Boomers, while still nurturing subsequent generations will be an important challenge ahead.

$500,000 Raised for Flood Relief in Pakistan at New Yorker Benefit

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rahim Kanani

"Ultimately, we were underestimating ourselves, but more importantly, we were underestimating our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and New Yorkers in general."

'The Crisis Caravan': Charity's Road to Hell?

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

We should ask more questions about where public and private contributions are going.

The Collapse of Compassion

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

In economic terms, there is a decreasing marginal capacity to care about disasters and act. To say it simply, there is a limit to what our brain and our heart can handle.

We Can End Hunger: 10 Ways to Feed the World

Josette Sheeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Josette Sheeran

There are 925 million hungry people in the world today. Here are 10 new approaches -- permanent solutions to ensuring all people throughout the world have enough nutritious food.

'35 Seconds': Recollections & Renewal in Haiti (VIDEO)

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andy Stepanian

"35 Seconds" is both a story and an invitation, and invitation to become part of the renewal.

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Author Linda Polman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist Linda Polman discussed corruption and aid organizations, the topic of her new book, "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong With Humanitarian Aid...

Weaving Our Stories Into the Carpets of Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

I recently assisted in a surgical procedure in Kabul on a young boy. The chief surgeon was an Afghan man. I didn't know how he would respond to a woman as our fierce Asian eyes met over surgical masks.

Pakistan: More funds and effort needed to stem spiraling crisis, says Oxfam

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Only a fraction of affected communities getting the aid they need as UN launches new humanitarian appeal for crisis ********************************...

Pakistan - Voices from the floods (Photos)

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Millions of people in Pakistan have been forced to flee their homes to escape the worst floods in living memory. Aid agency Oxfam is providing suppo...

Humanity Amidst the Horror in Pakistan

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Novogratz

2010-09-14-2pull.jpgThe faces of Pakistan comprise its true treasure: the unlimited potential of what it means to be human.

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.

How Technology and Communication Can Aid in Pakistan Flood Relief

William Brindley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

NetHope is supporting the relief effort by providing equipment and expertise to our 15 member NGOs operating in Pakistan, including communications, power and computing equipment.

Schools Sees Beyond Politics When Providing Aid to Pakistan's Flood Victims

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's shocking that students can see that flood victims don't have time for posturing while world governments make them wait.

Pakistan Deserves the Same Humanitarian Support as Haiti

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Samuel A. Worthington

We know from the outpouring of support and concern after the earthquake in Haiti that even during these difficult economic times, we as a country are capable of so much more to Pakistan.

Fresh Produce and Electricity Are Still Absent in Gaza

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

This year there are two major challenges in Gaza that make observing Ramadan a lot harder. The first one is soaring prices of fresh produce and the second is frequent and prolonged power outages.

More Public Awareness Needed of the Devastation in Pakistan

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

The floods in Pakistan have caused devastation of an unprecedented scale. A huge swath of the country is submerged under water and we are seeing millions of people suffering. The number of people impacted is of a scale not seen before.

World Humanitarian Day Honors Fallen Aid Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On August 19, 2003, a truck bomb exploded in Baghdad, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more -- 18 of the deceased were UN staff. The day has been...

Image Deficit and Compassion Fatigue = Trickling Aid to Pakistan

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2010, there is no shortage of catastrophes that need immediate attention. Pakistan's worst-ever...

Children Under Water: Pakistan Relief Imperative

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

The relief community I've known for over 30 years wants to respond massively to such a huge mega-disaster. It cannot do this without money and materiel from the American people.

Bridge Over Troubled Water: The Importance of Relief for Pakistan

Daniyal Noorani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniyal Noorani

Americans can help out the victims of one of largest natural disasters in recent history and in the process change Pakistanis' perception of the United States in the long term.