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Chickening Out in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Peter Van Buren

Who doesn't like roasted chicken? Fresh, crispy with a little salt, it falls off the bone into your mouth. It's a great thing, unless the price is $2.5 million of your tax dollars.

Will PEPFAR HIV Funding Be Flatlined by Budget Battles?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Is Obama neglecting worldwide human rights issues, as critics charge?

US Approach to Punishing Pakistan Is Ineffective: Why Bridges, Books & Butter Approach Will Win Hearts and Minds

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Contrary to popular opinion among U.S. foreign policymakers, the way to undermine growth of insurgencies in Pakistan is not through drone strikes, air and night raids, or covert operations,

The State Department and USAID Get It

Alex Wirth | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

This weekend I was in New York for a State Department Panel entitled, "Youth Driving Change: Global Youth and Civic Engagement." The event itself was just as amazing as the story behind it -- one that is still developing.

Behind the Scenes: Bringing a Commitment to Life

Anu Gupta | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Anu Gupta

The world needs more than money to solve our global health challenges. Rolling up one's sleeves to help figure out the solution is a commitment in itself -- one that is often invisible when financial commitments are made.

FWD the Facts About Famine, War and Drought in the Horn of Africa

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Dr. Rajiv Shah

FWD stands for the three major crises that have led to this perfect storm of devastation in the Horn of Africa. It also stands for our call to action -- that people get engaged and forward this information on.

Saki Knafo

Thailand's New Rice Policy Could Lead To International Food Price Crisis, Analysts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

A program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is warning of a possible spike in international rice prices, a d...

USAID Goes FWD With Open Data and Open Government for Famine Aid

Alexander Howard | Posted 11.19.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Today at Mashable's Social Good Summit, Dr. Raj Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will launch ...

'Utterly Irresponsible': Donor Funding in Drug 'Treatment' Centers

Joe Amon | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Joe Amon

A Human Rights Watch report on Vietnam's system of so-called drug "treatment" centers found abuse happening on a massive scale, yet international donors and NGOs are deeply engaged in these centers.

Private Sector Approach at U.S. Aid Agency: Can Tough Measures Aid U.S. Jobs?

Dan Silverstein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

In the stock market the smart money knows "if you're going to panic, panic early". The same is true for entrepreneurs when it comes to recognizi...

How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

"One of the things that people don't appreciate is how dramatically far Afghanistan has come in the last ten years, in terms of the capacity for governance."

10 Things You Should Know About the State Department and USAID

Thomas R. Nides | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Thomas R. Nides

The United States is a leader for peace, progress and prosperity, and the State Department and USAID help deliver that. All of this (and more) costs the American taxpayer about one percent of the overall federal budget.

Innovations to Save Moms and Babies

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Dr. Rajiv Shah

We know that it is not sufficient to simply develop a single innovation that can save lives. We also have to find ways to deliver these innovations to scale in order have countrywide impact for those in greatest need.

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...

Why Is America Cutting Emergency Food Aid in the Middle of a Famine?

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

When I first visited Ethiopia at the height of the 1984 famine, I watched as twenty-four people died of starvation in less than fifteen minutes, right in front of my eyes.

On Health Home Visits and Being a Life-Changer

Karen Walrond | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Karen Walrond

2011-08-10-Screenshot20110810at12.23.10PM.jpg Since 2008, this home health program has recruited and trained 150 counselors who continue to go door-to-door to provide counseling, testing and household education.

What Conflict Minerals Legislation Is Actually Accomplishing in Congo

Sasha Lezhnev | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Sasha Lezhnev

Ending the world's deadliest conflict is no easy task, but a growing consensus of Congolese civil society, electronics and metals companies, investors, and governments are now taking action to do so.

Creativity, Energy And Extra-Ordinaryness In Kenya

Lindsay Maines | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Lindsay Maines

I heard a Kenyan joke, "We don't have oil here in Kenya -- our people are our main exports." We all laughed, but the truth is, though Kenya has many great natural resources, the people are an amazing asset. I have yet to meet an ordinary person.

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Confusion Reigns Over New U.S. Policy For NGO Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

The Obama administration is facing more hurdles in its efforts to expedite aid to Somalia, as humanitarian workers remain confused about a week-old U....

Eighteen Months After the Earthquake: A Return to Haiti

David Weiss | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

I returned to Haiti and was astonished by the progress that I saw. There remains a monumental amount of work to do but it is important to understand that the contrast between now and three months after the earthquake is night and day.

Joshua Hersh

U.S. Struggles To Delivery Aid To Al-Shabaab-Controlled Areas of Somalia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON – International organizations working to mitigate the devastating famine conditions in Somalia are actively looking for alternative solut...

Joshua Hersh

UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations has officially declared the food crisis in parts of Somalia a "famine" and reiterated its desperate call for more aid...

WASH for Life: Testing Promising Solutions and Scaling Proven Successes in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Maura O'Neill | Posted 09.18.2011 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

Proper access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services is critical to saving lives. These failings have a profound effect on the health of people around the world.

11 Million People in Need

Donald Steinberg | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Donald Steinberg

The sight of families stumbling into the camps after days of exodus through the desert and receiving their first nutritious meals in months is heart-breaking. We will pursue a coordinated, forceful and comprehensive response.

Threatened Snow Leopards Found In Afghanistan

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — A healthy population of snow leopards, elusive big cats threatened across their homes in the mountain ranges of Central Asia, has been...