Stories about Humanitarian Response from December, 2013
Rebuilding Schools in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyuan in Bantaya, Philippines
Young Pioneer Disaster Response (YPDR) is a small NGO whose goal is to rebuild schools and help residents of the small island of Bantayan in the area of Santa Fe recover in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyuan. A volunteer tells his experience with YPDR on his blog. There is more...
Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future
On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.
Are Volunteer Programs Empowering — or Exploitative?
Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.
Is it Fair that Thousands of Health Workers in Senegal Receive No Pay?
In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.
10 Global Haiyan Relief Efforts That Touched Filipino Hearts
Small and big acts of kindness around the world have inspired typhoon survivors in the Philippines
Don't Just Retweet Blood Donation Requests. Donate!
Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan at Godyears asserts the importance of donating blood and wonders about the fate of all the blood request retweets in his Twitter timeline: Does anyone ever come to the aid of those tweets? Do you honestly know anyone who has seen a retweet and taken a break...
Typhoon Haiyan: A Story of Resilience in a Short Doc
Typhoon Haiyan, a short film by Janssen Powers, documents the aftermath of the super storm that in early November killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippine province of Leyte. “Naturally, I intended to capture a story of destruction,” Powers wrote in the description of his work. “What I found...
How Internet Tools Turned Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests Into a Movement
Euromaidan protests that began in Ukraine on November 21 have turned into a nationwide movement through new media and mass solidarity on the Internet. Tetyana Bohdanova explains how.
Jurrat – Marking First Anniversary of the Delhi Gang-rape
From 10-16th December Jurrat (courage), a campaign on violence against women, is marking the anniversary of the heinous Delhi gang rape. One year ago a 23-year old medical student was gang-raped in a Delhi bus. A mobile music concert by Swaang (a Mumbai based theatre and protest music group) and...
Syria's Desolate Winter Just Got $100,347 Times Warmer
More than $100,000 was raised in the “Shave a Mustache, Keep a Syrian Child Warm” virtual campaign. Find out how you too can help Syrian children warm this winter.
In Japan, Disaster and a Radio Show Put Refugees On the Agenda
For nearly 10 years Katsuya Soda has worked to bring the refugees issue to the attention of the complacent Japanese public. These days he has some extra help.
4 Stories from Volunteers in Typhoon-Hit Philippines That Will Move You To Tears
Uncollected dead bodies, survivors waiting for aid, streets full of debris. These are some of the scenes witnessed by relief volunteers in typhoon-hit provinces in the Philippines
Christian Orthodox Old Believer Community Exhibit Charms Visitors in Lithuania
An exhibit dedicated to Old Believers in Lithuania opened in the public library in Klaipėda with a display of photographs by the cinematographer and photographer Vasiliy Degtyarev.