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Humanitarian Aid

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.

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...