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The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

Displaced Women & Children Carry the Heaviest Burden: We Have a Duty to Support Them with the Right Protection & Services

Sarah Costa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Sarah Costa

Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women traveled from the United States to Hong Kong to bear witness to atrocities occurring in "closed camps" that were holding refugees who had fled Vietnam.

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood: Welcoming Refugees in the U.S.

Emily Sernaker | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Emily Sernaker

Courage and determination are inspiring and infectious. Once you hear their stories, you want to help them succeed. You put yourself in their shoes.

Power Will Face 'Harsh Realities' Of The UN

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power faced some tough questions during her first day on the job on...

The Power of Women

Roberta Gately | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Roberta Gately

Whoever the woman was who influenced you the most, remember her, carry her in your heart and pass on the light she shared with you to another.

Women Rising Up in Congo

International Rescue Committee | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
International Rescue Committee

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe women in Congo have always been the backbone of the country. Yet traditionally they have not been granted a voice. Today, though the process may be slow and sporadic, things are changing.

Jolie Meets With Women, Girls In Eastern Congo

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact

GOMA, Congo — Angelina Jolie is meeting with women and girls in eastern Congo, where sexual violence is rampant. Jolie, a special envoy for the...

Red Cross To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

At Cipriani: 2012 Women Refugee Voices of Courage

Jim Luce | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

This year, a luncheon hosted by the Women's Refugee Commission focused on the need to protect and empower displaced adolescent girls -- one of the most vulnerable groups within a refugee setting.

'Kony 2012:' Invisible Children And 7 Other Charities Fighting For Child Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact

The “Kony 2012” video campaign against Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, was met with fiery reactions across the board a...

For Two Refugee Families an Ocean Apart, the Joy and Promise of a New Home

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

My journey takes me across an ocean and the International Date Line. Three movies, four TV shows, half a novel and a long nap later, here I am in Bangkok.

Superman, Batman, Other Superheroes Fight Famine In Africa

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

As the famine and drought in Africa continue to rage, DC Entertainment is turning to its strongest superheroes to help the 13 million people in need o...

2 Years Later: How To Help In Haiti

Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

Two years after the devastating 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, lives and buildings are still far from restored. Although $4.6 billion has been c...

The Best Gifts Save Lives

Rashida Jones | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Rashida Jones

Joseph's enthusiasm was infectious. A refugee from Liberia, he was showing me around the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm in San Diego and it was clear how much he appreciated the opportunity to grow fresh produce so close to home.

PHOTOS: Somalia Famine Baby Back From Brink Of Death

AP | By KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

By KATHARINE HOURELD, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Minhaj Gedi Farah lay silently on a hospital bed three months ago, even his mother had ...

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...

Juba Spruces Up

Anne C. Richard | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Anne C. Richard

Juba -- the town destined to be the capital of the new nation of South Sudan -- is in the midst of sprucing itself up before the independence celebration on July 9.

PLAN ForYourArt: April 21-27

Bettina Korek | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Blum and Poe is hosting a benefit performance event for the victims of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and atomic disaster, featuring a live performance by The Head and the Heart.

For-Profit Orphanages Keep Haitian Families Apart

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Morgan

Orphanages that promise a better life for children may appear attractive to poor families, but there is often no way of knowing whether the children are treated well and given access to health care and education.

Refugees From Ivory Coast In Limbo As Election Crisis Remains Unresolved

Peter Biro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Biro

Over 30,000 people have fled to Liberia after violence broke out in Ivory Coast following disputed presidential elections there. Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo has refused to step down.

Urban Refugees: Ingenuity is Essential to Making Ends Meet in Nairobi

Jina Krause-Vilmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jina Krause-Vilmar

In Nairobi and cities worldwide, hardworking women deserve the chance to make better lives for themselves.

Everyone has Cholera on Their Mind

Susana Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susana Ferreira

It's been nearly a week now since the first cholera cases were detected in a rural area north of Port-au-Prince, and in the days following a major public information and prevention campaign has been launched.

$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."

In Haiti, the Poor Become Visible

Anne C. Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne C. Richard

Why would victims of the Haiti earthquake stay in overcrowded camps if they had somewhere else to go? More than six months after the earthquake, peo...