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Humanitarian Aid

Do Volunteer Efforts During Humanitarian Crises Help?

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

I am in Bangkok and have been very impressed with the work our local team is doing in delivering needed supplies to people that are still living in wa...

Missions In Action: This Christmas Give The Gift Of Life

Austin Carty | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Austin Carty

In other words, watching these first episodes of Missions in Action has reminded me that there is but One Love and that we are to, as Bono says, carry each other.

From Aid to Investment -- Successes, Challenges and the Way Forward

Hillary Clinton | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Hillary Clinton

With official development assistance representing a much smaller share of the resources flowing into developing countries, we have to think differently about how we use it. We need to shift our approach and our thinking from aid to investment.

Does Your Aid Count?

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Princess Haya Al Hussein

If in the last few years you got out your checkbook or credit card and donated to help rebuild Haiti, rescue Pakistanis from floods or fund a school in Tanzania, your contribution did not make its way into global aid figures.

How We've Helped Children Worldwide During A Record Year Of Disasters

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

I recently saw a list that surprised me. It was a record of emergencies that Save the Children has responded to so far in 2011. The year started wit...

First Things First: Prioritizing Efforts to End Deadly Hunger

Nan Dale | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Nan Dale

If the rich countries of the world were to act collectively -- if we were to put first thing first -- we could, no doubt about it, end deadly hunger in the world.

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

No Refuge for Somali Refugees

Sarah Kenyon Lischer | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Sarah Kenyon Lischer

The reality now is that civil wars do not remain quarantined within national borders. And that forced migration is not an accidental byproduct of war. Many combatants use the forced movement of people as an intentional war strategy.

Storytelling Will Change Humanitarian Communications

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

The beauty is that stories do not have to fill a financial need. There are many talented people and storytellers out there but they are not being adequately accessed. The problem is a matter of incentives.

Why I Remain Hopeful

Lee Bycel | Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact
Lee Bycel

In addition to being most strategic in their work one can feel a core ethic of JP/HRO -- respect for the Haitian people. That sense of humaneness permeates the camp. What also stands out is their integrated approach.

Abandonment of a Baby: Jail and Adoption are not the Answers

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

When I saw this little boy's photos in my inbox, I was eager to learn about this child. He was sweet and shiny and alert, just a few months old, and I felt hopeful for a moment. Then I read the social history.

Growing the Next Generation of Technology and IT Leaders in the Developing World

William Brindley | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

At NetHope, we are partnering with several public and private organizations to deliver on an important commitment to action: scaling the development of young IT professionals.

Giving 1 Percent Of Jesus To Somalia

Sami Awad | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

Those who commit their lives to following Jesus are asked to follow in His steps. Many will argue that these are challenging tasks. If Jesus was here today, He would not do anything we cannot do ourselves.

Reflections On Ramadan

Harris Zafar | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Muslims are called to serve mankind. The hunger and thirst felt during the fast serves to cultivate empathy with those who are living hungry and thirsty everyday, those who are less fortunate than we are.

Curtis M. Wong

Encouraging Youth To Take Humanitarian Action In Their Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact

Christopher Yao's resume reads like that of any established humanitarian nonprofit official. He's organized local fundraisers, helped found educationa...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Aid Groups Say U.S. Anti-Terror Laws Are Still Holding Them Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Aid workers struggling to combat the massive famine in Somalia say that complex American counter-terrorism rules are still impeding the delivery of ai...

The Horn of Africa: Relearning Crucial Development Lessons

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Today, as we scramble to relieve the desperate situation in the Horn, we must make sure we don't look at this merely as an interruption in business as usual.

Country: Know Thyself

Jake Townsend | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Jake Townsend

National identity provides foundational strength for a country, for it defines that unique metaphoric construct for collective belief in the nation not only as a physical place, but as a collectively held idea.

Andrea Stone

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus Wants To Put 'Social' In 'Business' To Help Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The Nobel Peace Prize winner who invented microcredit presented his latest idea for combating poverty, "social business," to the State D...

Build On What They Have: Ownership and Development in Haiti

Chad W. Bissonnette | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Chad W. Bissonnette

Haiti must be managed by Haitians. As friends of Haiti, we can have a role -- an important role in fact -- but it must be a supportive role and not a managerial role.

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Confusion Reigns Over New U.S. Policy For NGO Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

The Obama administration is facing more hurdles in its efforts to expedite aid to Somalia, as humanitarian workers remain confused about a week-old U....

The Life Out Loud: Mama Hope Wants to Change How Aid Is Delivered

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Most NGOs operate according to a top-down model, Nyla and Amy explain. Officials decide what the locals need. The NGO builds the project and then leaves. But Mama Hope works in just the opposite way.

"Your Son Is Not Sick. He Just Needs to Eat."

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

A famine? How did we get there? How did we let the situation deteriorate so that people are actually dying of hunger?

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Fewer Refugees Making It To Food Supplies, Aid Workers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

The number of refugees pouring out of famine-stricken Somalia has greatly reduced in recent days, aid workers in the region say -- and that may not be...

7 Ways U.S. Can Help Somalia

George Rupp | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

The United Nations has declared a famine in the Horn of Africa, surprising no one who works in the region. As early as August 2010 there were indicati...