The Trump White House questioned the value of foreign aid and neglected policies related to helping low-income countries. But US aid had already needed improvement.
Months after Typhoon Washi tore through the Philippines in 2011, relocated residents were moving into newly built housing. They soon began modifying and extending homes that didn't meet their needs.
More effort must go into building synergies between emergent local efforts and the government response.
We've set up a single point of contact for foreign disasters, we could do if for Australian disasters as well.
Donated goods often not only fail to help those in actual need but cause congestion, tie up resources and further hurt local economies.
Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.
The $4 billion that foundations are pledging to spend within five years amounts to less than 1 percent of what businesses and governments spend on global warming every year.
Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
Shattered by powerful back-to-back earthquakes, Mexico is facing daunting damages across six states. Now Chiapas and Oaxaca, the country's two poorest states, which were hit first, fear neglect.