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Inside The Heart Of An Epidemic

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

glomoOne little girl I met, seven-year-old Elizabeth, was living under a house with her older brother just steps away from where their mother's body had been taken over a month ago. They had come and burned all their belongings and sprayed down the room but the children would not go back inside. While they survived the 21-day incubation period, they now faced the prospect of starvation and stigma as people in their town are too scared to even look at them.

For Liberians, Reality of Ebola Is Shrouded in Fear and Unknown

Seema Manohar | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Seema Manohar

For a country where nearly every family lost someone during a long civil war in the not-so-distant past, this outbreak hits deeply on so many levels.

Ebola Crisis: Idris Elba Goes Viral to Fight the Virus

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Elba says Ebola has hit home for him because his family is originally from Sierra Leone and he has relatives in the region. Sierra Leone is one of the four countries (including Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria) where a total of more than 5,800 cases of Ebola have been reported.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

ISIS Has Displaced More Than 1.8 Million Iraqis. Here's How You Can Help Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

The Islamic State militant group has upended life for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis affected by the group's expanding influence in the region. En...

The 10 States That Are Least Prepared To Protect Kids During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Elena Kaufman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents

Two years ago, the Sandy Hook school shooting reminded us that places we assume are safe, like our children's schools, can quickly become centers of t...

Dramatic British PSA Will Make You Want To Go Home And Read To Your Child

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

A new PSA from Save the Children U.K. makes illiteracy look really, really scary. The video -- which is part of the organization's campaign to prom...

Christina Wilkie

Internal Memo Recommends Major Global Charities Adopt New Outreach Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the international community considers the next round of development goals to address some of the world's most critical challenges, mo...

I Survived Saddam's Chemical Attacks, but I Never Imagined a Crisis Like This

Aram Shakaram | Posted 10.18.2014 | World
Aram Shakaram

These are problems that can only be fixed with more funding and resources, and now is the time to respond. Not only are the displaced battling to survive each day, they don't know how long they can stay wherever they are, if they will need to flee again or if their lives will ever return to normal. When and how this ends, nobody knows. What we do know is that humanitarian aid is desperately needed to keep people alive. The road ahead is long and the international community needs to step up now to save Iraq before it falls beyond repair.

What Can We Learn From Young Sandy Survivors?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Shocked. Scared. Sad. This is how Oladayin Ogunsola described feeling when at age 10 Hurricane Sandy devastated her community of Far Rockaway, Queens.

Concentrate on Africa's Children

Mark Shriver | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

The economic future of Africa is all about the well-being of children -- and with one in ten of our children dying every day, it would be a terrible missed opportunity for these most vulnerable children and their mothers to not be at the center of the conversation.

Border Children Need Immediate Cooperation

Save the Children | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Save the Children

These are not criminals. They are innocent children caught up in a situation beyond their control. Regardless of why and how they came, they are here now -- and they deserve to be treated with humanity.

Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Fifteen years have passed since a husband and wife team in western India challenged the notion that the deaths of thousands of mothers and millions of babies during pregnancy and childbirth are inevitable in poor and remote communities.

Let's Use Evidence-Based Interventions to Save the Lives of Children and Mothers

Agnès Binagwaho | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Agnès Binagwaho

Rwanda's success, while remarkable, is not a mystery. Investments were based on the evidence, tackling the biggest threats to child survival by increasing effective interventions such as vaccinations and breastfeeding rates.

We Must Cut the Issue of Child Labor From Its Roots

Thomas Chandy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Thomas Chandy

India, unfortunately, remains at the spotlight with the highest number of child laborers in the world -- an estimated 12.6 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are engaged as laborers.

How Syria Could Affect the Future of Humanity

Lorna Byrne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Looking at the Syrian crisis now, we may not, humanly, be able to see a solution. That's why we need to pray. Prayer is so powerful. All our prayers count. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference.

Global Issues Are Connected to Local Issues

K. Sujata | Posted 07.13.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Both internationally and domestically, maternal health is at the center of concern, especially as we near the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals that focus on preventable child and maternal deaths.

Abortion, Like Contraception, Is Essential Health Care That Saves Lives

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

From a public health point of view, abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well -- maternal death.

5 Charities Doing More for Mothers

Dylan Nord | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Dylan Nord

For many women, even in the best of circumstances, motherhood is quite a challenge. However, when poverty, disease, violence, poor healthcare or a lack of education is present, mothers and their children both suffer.

These Models Were Asked To Make This Issue Sexy, And They Failed For Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Almost 800 mothers and 18,000 young children die each day, mostly from preventable causes. Not the sexiest of statements, huh? According to AdWe...

The Most Important 'Sexy' Model Video Ever

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

"The Most Important 'Sexy' Model Video Ever" features unsuspecting fashion models invited to a commercial shoot for a "sexy" new brand. But when the shoot takes a surprising turn the models start to squirm.

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Children Bear Brunt Of Recent Airstrikes, Bombings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A spate of airstrikes and other attacks in recent days have left scores of children dead across Syria, underscoring the dangers facing inn...

Thousands Donated Their Photos To Make One Powerful Image

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact

One campaign is taking an artistic approach to raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. To mark the third anniversary of the Syria...

Saving the Children of Syria, Saving Dreams

William Lambers | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Over two million other Syrians have fled the country. They can escape the fighting, but hunger and cold still exist. The host countries are welcoming but it's difficult to provide for this population that grows daily.

Shocking 'Second A Day' Video Shows The Horrors Of War Could Happen To Any Child

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Videos of people documenting a second each day over long periods of time have grown in popularity online. However, one group has taken the idea and fl...