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Over $400 Million Pledged for Life-saving Humanitarian Fund

Louis Belanger | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Dozens of donors today pledged some $418 million to the United Nations' CERF at the annual high-level conference. The funds will support critical, life-saving humanitarian operations in 2015.

France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

The action we can take on Syria

A View from the United Nations | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

By Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator The crisis in Syria and the use of chemical wea...

What About Haiti In This Mess?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

A recent Facebook page post shamed me completely. My good friend did not intend to do so. Knowing that I had spent almost two years writing about the ...

Is Sahel Fundraising Gaining Momentum?

Tom Murphy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

With all the talk of resilience, it seems difficult to imagine how such a poorly funded relief effort can meet the immediate needs of the people of the Sahel.

Conflict in Mali Threatens to Escalate Food Crisis in Sahel Region

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Growing insecurity in Mali and northern Nigeria is disrupting the supply of food to communities suffering from a major food crisis affecting 13 million people in West Africa.

Haiti: Cholera Down but People Still "Abandoned Like Stray Dogs"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There is mixed news from Haiti in the last few weeks, but all of it reflects a government paralyzed by a combination of foreign meddling, an administration hamstrung by a balky Parliament, and the refusal of foreign donors to make good on pledges.

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...

Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The OCHA Haiti Flooding Situation Report covering the period from June 6-7 does not paint a pretty picture. This grim report was to be anticipated gi...

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

Haiti's New President Facing Specter of de Facto 'Housing Apartheid'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

For Haiti, it might not matter who wins the presidency, but how the new president will address the mammoth challenges facing the nation.

Time to Rebrand Haiti's Tent Cities as Tomas Approaches

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Haiti's Potemkin village, the Camp Corail-Cesselesse relocation camp, is not safe. With the approach of Tomas, which is morphing daily from tropical s...