Civil society activists responding to the COVID-19 social crisis face important challenges and tensions. They should tackle these choices head-on as they develop longer-term plans.
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.
There is plenty the military could do to help protect public health, such as by helping with supply logistics and providing workers to do important tasks – including health care professionals.
A nationally mandated quarantine isn't keeping Colombia's armed groups at home. Despite calls for a ceasefire, they are still killing activists, threatening humanitarian workers and seizing aid.
Success during the pandemic hinges on people taking social distancing seriously. What do you do when someone doesn't? The people who negotiate humanitarian aid in crises have some lessons for you.
Not everyone's a fan of this fundraising approach. But it does bring the needs of children in developing communities to the attention of many Americans.
Citing national security, Ecuador, Peru and Chile have all made it harder for Venezuelan migrants to enter the country, and xenophobia is rising across the region – even in more welcoming Colombia.
Meet the unsung aid workers who put their lives on the line during war and natural disaster to make sure the dead are treated with respect – and that their grieving families get closure.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
Brazil's president has threatened military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, called its leader a 'dictator' and sent troops to the border. But Brazil's military is quietly working to avoid war.
These shipments are rarely just about saving lives.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
Trump has called Venezuela a 'human tragedy' and threatened invasion while quietly deporting and denying asylum to Venezuelan refugees. His anti-socialist rhetoric may make for good midterm politics.
The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
The security of local aid agency workers on the front line hasn't been prioritised.
While his appointment as UN Secretary-General was a huge breakthrough, Kofi Annan also led the organisation through some of its ugliest moments.