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Humanitarian Aid

Don't Forget Gaza

Robert Turner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Robert Turner

It is impossible not to be touched by the apocalyptic scenes emerging from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. But the cameras, and the donors, seem to have moved on.

Stand With the People of Syria

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

March 15 marks three years since Syrians knew life like this, and after unrelenting civil war, their country today is nearly unrecognizable. The biggest humanitarian crisis of our day demands the biggest global call to action and relief effort we can muster. You can help.

Dare to Prepare: Taking Disaster Risk Seriously

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Courtenay Cabot Venton

Two communities of practice have long characterized the international aid industry. On the one hand, the development community deals with long-term poverty reduction in order to support development and growth.

Adriana Reyes: Behind Heartbreaking Photos of Syria and Jordan

Ming Holden | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

"Photography became my precious, vivid tool with which I could show the world's beauty and sad reality simultaneously. When I returned from Syria in the spring of 2013, I felt an overwhelming need to do everything I could to help the Syrian refugees and spread awareness of the crisis."

U.N. North Korea Human Rights Report & A Call to Action

Mike Kim | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
Mike Kim

The worst thing we can do is ignore the problem in North Korea and hope it goes away on its own. We must not take this information and move on with our lives. What if the world passively looked on as Hitler made his march through Europe and just hoped for the best?

The Argument Against U.S. Intervention in Syria... And Why It's Wrong

Wendy Pearlman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Wendy Pearlman

We must pursue all political avenues for saving lives. Yet this investment in diplomacy should not eliminate more significant kinds of intervention. Without greater pressure, the Syrian regime is unlikely to consent to a transitional government, or even decelerate its killing of its own people.

Erich Ferrari on the 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Iran vs. Sanctions Architects

Omid Memarian | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Erich Ferrari, a lawyer who provides counsel to those who wish to get off the sanctions list, says the Iranians are very smart and sophisticated negotiators, but on the issue of understanding the sanctions regime and what is being offered to them, they are at a disadvantage.

Birth of a Nation

Cindy Stein Urbanc | Posted 04.20.2014 | Hawaii
Cindy Stein Urbanc

I am a midwife by training and to use an analogy related to that, giving birth is at once hard, painful, and ultimately leads to something beautiful. We shouldn't expect less when Africa bears a new nation.

The Farm Bill and International Food Aid: What You Need to Know

Katie Lee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Katie Lee

The U.S. remains the largest donor of global food assistance, and it is imperative to maintain robust funding for global food aid programs. But we must also find ways to stretch that funding and get more bang for the buck. That's what the global food aid reforms in the new farm bill do.

It's Time to Assist Our Syrian Brothers and Sisters

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

History has shown us that instability leads to long periods of extremism and violence that affect the global community. This is a lesson the world should have learned over and over again, yet never seems to take to heart.

Salt and Terror in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

Several articles on Afghanistan's worsening hunger crisis, appearing in the Western press, prompt readers to ask how Afghanistan could be receiving vast sums of non-military aid and yet still struggle with severe acute malnourishment among children under age five.

Weeds for Dinner

Roberta Gately | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

Her plea for cookies and milk went unanswered that day, but it is one that is universally understood, and as hard to forget as it is to imagine.

Standing with the People of the Central African Republic for a Stronger Future

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Nancy Lindborg

With a total population of about 750,000, almost 400,000 people in Bagui are displaced and 100,000 people are now huddled in an encampment by the airport, seeking refuge from a vicious cycle of attacks and lawlessness.

Dying to Cross: Migrants Continue to Perish in Arizona

Leanne Tory-Murphy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Leanne Tory-Murphy

The immigration reform bill currently being proposed would be devastating to the humanitarian crisis that is already occurring on the border.

A Forgotten Refugee From Iraq -- Living Simply, Strongly and Generously in the Face of Alexa and Fireworks!

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Nimati Emam

Her name is Um Mohammad. I don't know what her real name is. At the first glance in front of her house which is basically a tent in Amman, you'd think...

Syrian Refugees Plight Goes Beyond Funding

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Whether one was for or against the U.S. strikes supporting NATO strikes on Syria last September, or one believes that the Syria conflict is a civil war rather than a revolution, Syrian refugees remain the consistent symptom of Syria's plight -- however it is described.

An Urgent Need for Peace in World's Youngest Nation

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

South Sudan is unravelling and at an alarming pace. The longer this conflict continues, the harder it will be to stitch South Sudan's communities back together into a unified nation.

Are Boomers a Drain to Society or It's Biggest Asset?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Perhaps it's because I have earned my stripes, know my stuff, have learned and recovered from my failures and I no longer feel the need to take any guff from anyone. That's a tough combination to beat.

7 Things You Need to Know Now About the Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Matthew Leriche | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

In the past week, what started as a political confrontation in South Sudan has descended into serious violence with the potential for mass atrocities. But continued fighting and civil war is not inevitable.

U.S. Military Drops Christmas Cheer Over Remote Islands

Posted 12.09.2013 | Good News

This week, hundreds of pallets of toys and holiday decorations will gently drift like snowflakes over some of the most remote Micronesian islands. ...

Rebuilding the Philippines One Family at a Time

Vicki Escarra | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Blue tarps draped over plywood have replaced more than 1 million homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Opportunity International ha...

Shield From the Storm

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

Having witnessed first-hand communities ripped apart by natural disaster and conflict -- from Syria, to Haiti, to the Congo -- the resilience I've seen in the Philippines proves to be a powerful shield against any storm.

Three Weeks Later: An Aid Worker's View of the Philippines

Tyler Jump | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Tyler Jump

Homes have been flattened, school yards mangled and businesses blown away. These are things I'd come expecting to see. After a storm like the one on November 8, it's a wonder anything was left standing.

'Green News Report' - November 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - November 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...