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Humanitarianism

Ebay Founder Commits Another $50 Million To Fight Global Slavery

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

(Adds previous donation) LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million to ta...

Aid Workers Risk Their Lives To Help Because 'That's Who We Are'

The New York Times | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact

As Dr. Rick Sacra prepared to fly to Liberia to treat patients in the Ebola zone, he prepared for the worst. He sat down with his wife, Debbie, at ...

Food Prices Skyrocketing In Ebola-Hit Countries, Families Down To 1 Meal A Day

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

* Hundreds of farmers have died in Ebola outbreak * Planting and harvesting disrupted - WFP * U.S. troops to start train...

This Is Why Americans Are Donating Less To Fight Ebola Than Other Recent Disasters

Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthqu...

Ebola Epidemic Could Lead To 'Hunger Crisis Of Epic Proportions' For West Africa

Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agr...

Up To 40% Of Sierra Leone Farms In Ebola Outbreak Areas Deserted, Causing Food Crisis: UN

Associated Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a United Nations agency says up to 40 percent of farms have been abandoned in areas of Sierra Leone affected the w...

Celebrities Snap Selfies In Bed For Latest Campaign To Help Syrian Children

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact

Some celebrities want their privacy. Others take pictures of themselves shirtless in the sheets of their bed and want you to see it -- for a good caus...

New Skid Row Homeless Apartment Complex Has A Running Track And Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

A new apartment building opened in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, offering a community garden, library, running track, art room and exercise faciliti...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Buddhist Monk Has Devoted His Life To Ending Suffering In North Korea

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The traditional goal of Buddhism is to reach a state of enlightenment, which can be achieved by a lifetime of meditation and quiet contemplation. But ...

Bill Gates Praises US Leadership In Ebola Fight

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

Not everyone is happy with America's response to the Ebola outbreak, but Bill Gates isn't one of those people. While The New York Times called Amer...

Victoria Beckham Delivers Truly Honest, Passionate Speech At UN

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

It may have taken Victoria Beckham four decades, but the fashion designer and mother of four said she finally understands her responsibility on the gl...

Wisconsin Couple Faces $300 Daily Fine For Allowing Homeless People To Sleep On Porch

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

A Wisconsin couple's act of compassion could end up costing them big time. Throughout the past year and a half, Brenda Konkel and Robert Bloch of ...

Syrian Refugee Barber Provides Haircuts To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact

Nawan remembers how powerful a simple gesture can be. As a barber forced to leave his home country of Syria due to civil war and benefiting from the g...

Fight Against Ebola Outbreak Is 4 Months Behind Where It Should Be: Aid Expert

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

National governments and health organizations around the world are scrambling to overcome lapses in leadership and logistical issues to turn around a ...

Assaults On Aid Workers Have Spiked 66 Percent Since 2012: Survey

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

A survey released on the eve of World Humanitarian Day shows a dramatic increase in the number of attacks on civilian aid workers around the globe. ...

Homeless Man Tearfully Watches As Police Destroy His Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

Sam had just one request for police about to destroy the makeshift shelter in the woods he'd built: "Can I watch?" The video above, showing a visib...

Selective Humanitarianism: #LookImHelping...?

His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
His Highness Prince Fahad Al Saud

The Internet, social media and mass mobilized movements have not only defiantly displayed our ability to care, but also, that we can act upon it. But when it comes to war, have we truly organized ourselves beyond the sporadic stunts of protests and popular retweets?

Reunion Between Volunteers And South African Orphans Causes Biggest Smiles We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

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U.N. Reaches 'Breakthrough' Resolution In Getting Aid To Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday it has already positioned supplies for the first convoys that will deliver aid from several ...

Foreign Aid Is Not Charity. It's Smart Investing.

BloombergBusinessweek | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

One of the few bright spots of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill of late has been in global development. The House recently passed a bill to support Pres...

Meet The Man Who Coined The Term 'Genocide,' And Fought To Stop It From Happening

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact

Raphael Lemkin, a lawyer who coined the term "genocide" and advocated tirelessly for global peace, felt the heartache of World War II acutely: He lost...

Survivors Face 'Long Road' To Recovery 6 Months After Typhoon Haiyan Slammed Philippines

AP | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Six months after the strongest typhoon to hit land killed his mother and tore down much of their house in the eastern Phi...

You Can't Love Without Giving

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

The impulse to give to those we love is irresistible. What we call humanitarianism is nothing more than a healthier extension of this basic instinct and a broader, more inclusive love. We give to each other out of love, but the gifts we give pale by comparison to the gift of love itself.

Struggling to Save a Generation of Syrian School Children on the Second Shift

Keith David Watenpaugh | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
Keith David Watenpaugh

Even if the war in Syria ends soon, the lost generation of Syrian children won't have the basic skills like literacy needed to rebuild their country.

Through a Humanitarian Lens: An Unusual Year

Chris Herlinger | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

If we look at 2013 through a humanitarian lens, what do we see?