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Medical Relief

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.

For Syrian Refugees, the War Behind, the Recovery Ahead

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Margaret Aguirre

Aicha gazes out the window, her crystal blue eyes taking in the gray sky outside the hospital near the Syrian border in Jordan, where she has been recovering for a month now. She was badly injured after her house in Dara'a, Syria was destroyed in a mortar attack.

Damn the Rains

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

As our six-seater closes in on the small outpost of Walgak, South Sudan, the thing we feared most -- short of a plane crash -- happens. It starts to rain.

Zen and the Art of Building Schools in Haiti

Reza Nabavian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reza Nabavian

There is an obvious need for continued relief help as Haitians live in desperate conditions. But we must make sure that the reconstruction efforts are getting implemented to provide jobs and support the local economy.

Crown Jewels or Spoils of War?

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

Many of the colonized people in the world share a belief: that when our colonizers leave, they intentionally leave behind a chaotic situation destined for more conflict, thereby ensuring post-colonial strife.

Empowering Haiti With Quality Healthcare

Holly Frew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Holly Frew

Haiti is not that different now than it was before the earthquake. The earthquake has only added to and exemplified the needs that have existed in Haiti for years, healthcare being one of them.

What Took Seconds to Destroy Will Take Years to Rebuild

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

We estimate that our teams are now treating roughly 1,000 people every day. In the thousands we've treated, I have encountered story after story of survival and perseverance.

On the Ground in Haiti: Picture 9/11 Eight Miles in Diameter

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Harden

As the crisis in Haiti enters its third week, many thousands of badly injured individuals await lifesaving care. This report is from an American medical aid worker, Glen Womble.

Haiti Will Never be the Same

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gina Athena Ulysse

It is still difficult to absorb the images. Though I have now heard from my family members, I experience symptoms of trauma, mainly dissociation -- my mind seeks sporadic distances from my body.