A Report from Aab Bareek, One of the Deadliest Landslides in Afghanistan’s History

On Friday, May 2, Faida Amir was rejoicing the marriage of his daughter alongside friends and family in their remote village of Aab Bareek, burrowed deep in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan. At 11 am, the celebration came to an abrupt end when the hill above them, softened by recent rains, came sliding down, burying most of the wedding guests and the surrounding village in mud.

Four Years Later: Building More Than Structures Together

We all remember the 2010 Haitian earthquake and the incredible generosity of Haiti’s neighbors in the weeks and months afterward: benefit concerts, online appeals, text-to-donate campaigns and more provided Americans many ways to show solidarity and generosity with neighbors on this island in need.

Empowering Farmers in Somaliland

Gogol-Wanaag, Somaliland—Sheikh Muhumed Dhinbil Cumar sits in a bit of shade chewing khat as he muses over how farming in his village has changed over recent generations. His father and his father before him - 12 or 13 generations of his family, he says - were all farmers in this area, with tenuous livelihoods subject to unpredictable rainfall and drought.

Lindsay Coates Talks Data Revolution at World Bank Spring Meetings

InterAction Executive Vice President Lindsay Coates moderated a panel discussion on the data revolution - the push for greater quality and quantity of information available to citizens - at the recent annual Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.

One Year After Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh, Survivors and Families Struggle to Survive

One year ago today, April 24, as the walls of the multistory Rana Plaza building collapsed around her, Moriom Begum was trapped, injured and unable to move in the dark, surrounded by the lifeless bodies of her co-workers.

What's Next for the G7?

On March 24 leaders of the G7 nations issued a joint statement condemning the Russian Federation’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. They agreed to suspend all activities relating to the planned G8 summit in Sochi, Russia, and furthermore announced their own meeting in Brussels in June. These moves effectively removed Russia from the G8.

The Battle for Bentiu

Bentiu, South Sudan—The battle for Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity State, started around 6:30 am Tuesday as I sat beneath a tree sending emails to colleagues a half a world away.
 

Racing to Help South Sudan

Bentiu, South Sudan — The signs of warring between government and opposition forces are fresh in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. Scorched earth marks where homes recently stood in Bentiu, and abandoned cars and tanks along with the remnants of two crashed airplanes litter the roads like some giant child’s abandoned toys.

A Farewell to Peter Bell, an NGO Leader and Dear Friend

Last week the U.S. NGO community lost a friend and leader, Peter Bell, who in his lifetime helped shape the concept and direction of global NGOs. As the president and CEO of CARE for a decade, Peter had the opportunity to steer an organization that makes a difference in the lives of countless people, and for years after he continued to influence the work of NGOs as a thought leader. I was fortunate to know him as both a mentor and dear friend.

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