Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2014
A Home-Grown Campaign in Bhutan Is Giving Refurbished Shoes to Thousands Who Need Them
Bhutanese entrepreneur Dawa Drakpa cleans and recycles old footwear and distributes them to those who can't afford a decent pair. Nearly 1 percent of the country's population have received shoes.
13 Photos by an Exiled Iranian Photojournalist of People Caught in Conflict in the Middle East
Maryam Ashrafi's portfolio spans Iran, Iraq, Turkey and France. Global Voices interviewed her about her work.
Powerful Video Shows a Syrian Toddler's ‘Rebirth’ From Under the Rubble of a Bombed Building
A barrel bomb destroyed little Ghina's home and killed her mother. She survived, despite being buried in rubble herself.
An Entrepreneur Rewarded for his Innovative Healthcare Work in Cameroon
The prize of Man of the Decade was awarded to Dr. Clément PETSOKO, for his capacity to overcome the numerous difficulties he has faced in recent years.
African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma
"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."
‘We Are All Numb': Gazan Woman Recalls Israeli Attack That Made Dozens of Her Neighbours Homeless
"Within the minute we heard two huge bombs. We were all in shock. My brother went to check and immediately came back downstairs to announce that it's completely gone."
Neighbours Tweet the Terrifying Moment Israeli Forces Destroy a 12-Storey Gaza City Apartment Tower
Twenty-two civilians, including 11 children, were injured. Israel used its infamous 'knock on roof' method to warn residents.
The Heroic Everyday Work of Lab Scientists in the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia
During the current crisis of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), many reports showcased stories about patients, medical staff, vaccines and the consequences of the disease on the affected countries. But rare are the reports about the daily work of laboratory technicians and of those who care for their daily needs. In...
Colombia’s Medellín Metro Says No to Music and Poetry, But Passengers Say Otherwise
Columbians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers aboard the Medellín Metro, after several incidents publicized online have raised awareness about the metro's draconian treatment of riders.
Jewish-American Journalist Max Blumenthal Visits Gaza and Tweets Images of a Devastated City
Jewish-American journalist, author and blogger, Max Blumenthal, visited Gaza's Beit Hanoun, accompanied by Palestine-based journalist Dan Cohen. They share photographs of the "completely flattened" town.
12 Deaths and 27,000 Displaced Nigeriens Because of Floods
Heavy rains and flooding in Niger have killed 12 people and left thousands without homes. Rivers in Niamey and the extended regions have risen and destroyed thousands of houses. In the region, land degradation and cultivation of marginal land increase the risk that extreme events can develop into natural disasters. Some solutions...
Russian APCs Cross Into Ukraine, Mystery Convoy Still Stuck on Border
As speculation swirls around the Russian humanitarian convoy traveling into Eastern Ukraine, Western journalists following the procession have witnessed a column of armored vehicles crossing the border into Ukraine.
4 Infographics on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
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Volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia Are Joining Forces to Rebuild After Catastrophic Floods
Over 50 volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia, and Serbia have gathered in Kraljevo, Serbia in a self-organized labor action to help rebuild the damage done by floods in the region.
Thousands of Yazidis Rescued, But Many More Are at Risk as the Islamic State Gains Ground in Northern Iraq
The Kurdish ethno-religious group have been discriminated against for centuries and are accused of being 'devil worshipers.'
Bulgaria's Mizia Is a City Under Water After Heavy Flooding
Hundreds of people lost their homes in the city of Mizia, when unrelenting rain recently caused the Skat River to overflow. Bulgarians have scrambled to gather supplies for the victims.
Trinidadians Stand in Solidarity With Gaza on Twitter, on TV and on the Streets
People in Trinidad and Tobago have been showing their support for the Palestinian people through demonstrations on and offline.
Overcrowded Passenger Ferry Sinks in Bangladesh; 2 Dead, More Than 100 Missing
The moment the ferry capsized was captured by an unknown person on a mobile phone from a nearby vessel. It was widely shared on Facebook and YouTube.
Barrel Bombs in Syria Continue to Bring Death From Above Despite International Condemnation
The Syrian government has ignored a U.N. Security Council resolution to stop using DIY "barrel bombs," which have been dropped indiscriminately on civilian areas.