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World Humanitarian Day: A Team Sport

World Humanitarian Day is a moment to acknowledge the importance of helping others in dire need and to recognize the great lengths that humanitarian workers go to provide such help.

August 20, 2018
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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: #BuildToLast

Between 1998 and 2017, natural disasters killed 1.3 million people, left 4.4 billion people injured, displaced, or in need of…

October 12, 2019
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Three Things You Need to Know about the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

“Afghans are resilient, not by choice but by need. We know how to celebrate life despite the constant violence we…

October 3, 2019
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Celebrating Women Humanitarians

On August 19, 2003, a terrorist attack hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people. Five years later,…

August 16, 2019
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Statement By Leading Humanitarian And Development Organizations Against Any Rescissions Within Foreign Assistance Budget

As implementers and advocates for humanitarian and development assistance, we urge the Administration to reconsider recent steps to freeze funds…

August 8, 2019
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Leading Humanitarian, Development, and Global Health Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Cuts to Foreign Assistance

Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations are calling on Members of Congress to protect the International Affairs budget in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) despite the Administration’s proposed 24 percent cuts.

March 11, 2019
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Humanitarian Crisis Mounts Amid Escalating Violence In Burkina Faso

Increasing attacks have led to a rapidly-growing human displacement and humanitarian crisis in the once relatively peaceful nation.

February 25, 2019
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In the News

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world, warns UN

An estimated 24 million people need assistance and protection in Yemen, the UN warned on Thursday. With famine threatening hundreds of thousands of lives, humanitarian aid is increasingly becoming the only lifeline for millions across the country.

February 14, 2019
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The Global Food Security Act — Reaffirming the United States’ Commitment to End World Hunger

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which President Trump recently signed. The reauthorization of…

October 23, 2018
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To Protect the World’s Humanitarians, Real Reform is Needed in the NGO Community

The NGO community has a unique role to play in leading others towards change. Our missions and values tie us to a unique ethical role in civil society, so our practices must reflect that.

August 15, 2018
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