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Humanitarian Aid

One-of-a-Kind Road Trip: An Aid Worker Diary Through Cote d'Ivoire

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

I'm part of an Oxfam team travelling to western Ivory Coast to plan how best to respond to the escalating humanitarian needs in the country. Starti...

Disaster Relief 2.0: The Impact Of Crowdsourced Maps In Humanitarian Crises

The New York Times | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact

Digital maps assembled by far-flung networks of online volunteers through the process called crowd-sourcing have been powerful tools in humanitarian r...

Libya: What Few People Witness

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michel Gabaudan

While the international community has shown a sincere commitment to protect civilians in Libya, the next step is to ensure that all displaced Libyans can access food, shelter and medical assistance.

Empowering People In Need By Donating Cash, Not Goods

Cormac Staunton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cormac Staunton

There are differences and debates as to the extent to which these should be provided, but most people agree that the best way to provide this assistance is through money, rather than goods.

Japan and Beyond: Advice for Donating After Disasters

Saundra Schimmelpfennig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saundra Schimmelpfennig

A series of dos and don'ts to help you make the best donation decisions after a disaster, like the current crisis in Japan.

U.N.: 1 Million In Libya Will Need Aid

AP/The Huffington Post | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- Up to 1 million foreign workers and others trapped in Libya are expected to need emergency aid because of fighting in the North African...

World Vision CEO Charts Course, Spirit For Nonprofit Sector

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

In a recent interview with Richard E. Stearns, President and CEO of World Vision U.S., we discussed faith, nonprofit leadership and the future of nonprofit management.

Human Security Is National Security: Reflections From Liberia On Budget Battles And Saving Lives

Eric Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Schwartz

The federal budget debates -- and current proposals to massively cut the kind of U.S. assistance that has helped save Liberians and is helping to sustain Ivorian refugees -- seem very close at hand.

What Do the Budget Battles Mean for Latin America?

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

How will the House Republican leadership's proposal for this year's budget affect Latin America and U.S. relations with the region? What a colleague and I found is alarming.

The U.S. Should Immediately Provide Humanitarian Relief to Libya and Can Easily Do So

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thomas Lipscomb

Rather than the embarrassing administrative flip flops we saw during President Obama's "considering" of the freedom demonstrations in Tahrir Square, initiating humanitarian aid should be a no-brainer.

The U.S. Should Immediately Provide Humanitarian Relief to Libya and Can Easily Do So

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thomas Lipscomb

Rather than the embarrassing administrative flip flops we saw during President Obama's "considering" of the freedom demonstrations in Tahrir Square, initiating humanitarian aid should be a no-brainer.

The Promise of Mobile Technology

William Brindley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
William Brindley

This year's Mobile World Congress agenda examines how mobile communications have changed healthcare through its seminars on remote monitoring and the technology of mobile health.

Egypt, Lebanon and the Humanitarian Impact of Political Turmoil

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

We will watch Egypt in the hope that it will lead to genuine democracy. But we cannot forget the existing humanitarian crises that are so often created alongside political change.

Egypt Tremors Felt in Gaza

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill_Corcoran

There is little doubt the events unfolding in Cairo are reverberating across the region. Gaza, which shares a border with Egypt, has already felt it.

"Off the Map" Is Off the Mark

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MP Nunan

I've got a litmus test for whether a film or television show focusing on aid-workers, journalists or policy wonks is going to be a worthy representati...

Genesis of Haiti's Second Humanitarian Disaster

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

When cases of cholera began to emerge in late October, it would prove much more difficult to sound the alarm that a new catastrophe was in our midst and demanded our attention.

Learning From Shattered Haiti's Year of Struggle

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

No one knows where Haiti is headed, but the nation has survived other shock waves. The quake opened the next historical chapter, which began over two centuries ago when the black resistance made European empires tremble.

Not enough colère against cholera

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

Now they are saying we have 3,481 killed by cholera. It is doubtless many more... But in any case, these are just numbers to newspaper readers and ra...

Local Partners are Key to Recovery in Pakistan

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joop Koopman

I have come to Pakistan to report on the progress of large-scale emergency program in response to the mega-disaster caused by summer's unprecedented heavy rains and massive flooding.

Pakistan's Flood Victims Drown in Stereotypes of Terrorism and Graft

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The lackluster donor response in Pakistan shows how bitterness over a failing war can displace humanitarian impulse -- especially when the victims share the religion of the "terrorist threats" that have replaced them in headlines.

UN Seeks $7.4 Billion For Urgent World Aid In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

GENEVA — The United Nations is asking governments and private donors for a record $7.4 billion next year to provide 50 million people worldwide ...

"We feel brave" - the plight of Pakistani women

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Location: Sodhari Masijib village, Dadu, Sindh Province, Pakistan Shortly after leaving the town of Dadu we are soon driving along roads cutting thr...

Haiti Elections -- Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

2010-11-26-Screenshot20101126at6.19.18PM.pngGo ahead and vote on these photos... since you can't vote in the questionable elections funded by US tax dollars to be held in Haiti on Nov. 28.

Haiti: Where Education Is Better Than a Green Card

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shai Reshef

Haiti is a well of untapped potential, but access to food, shelter and medical care has understandably taken precedence over access to education. UoPeople is helping to change that picture.

Starving For Food, Thirsting For Freedom

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

When a natural disaster strikes, the world acts immediately. But even though the Darfur death toll continues to climb because of human rights violations, the world is still sitting silently.