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Humanitarian Aid

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.

ARCHITECTURE: Humanitarian Architecture Exhibit Opens In NYC In October

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Even before the economic collapse of 2008, architects -- and young architects in particular -- had turned away from designing splashy new icons and to...

Voices from Dadaab: the Daily Struggle to Cook a Meal

Erin Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Erin Patrick

This summer I traveled to the Dadaab region in Kenya, where three refugee camps -- among the largest in the world -- host nearly 300,000 refugees.

Haiti - What "work" are the "cash-for-work" programs really doing?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Regan

"As Haiti suffers, the world dozes," remarked a recent Washington Post editorial. But not everyone is dozing... All across Haiti, humanitarian agen...

UPDATE: St. Lucia Devastation From Hurricane Tomas (PHOTOS)

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amber DeGrace

There is still much work to be done before Lucians can go back to life as normal, and in some cases even be able to go back to their homes or what's left of their homes.

Haiti - Humanitarian Crisis or Crisis of Humanitarianism?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

The way in which international and national authorities in Haiti are dealing with Hurricane Tomas can teach us a great deal about how the economically...

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...