international aid

Women leaders increase the peace

Feminist foreign policies are gaining popularity, and increasing the peace


Feminist foreign policies are spreading as world leaders recognize the critical role women play in ensuring peace and security.

Earthquake survivor Krishna Kumari Khadka is rescued from a collapsed building in Kathmandu by French, Israeli and Norwegian rescue teams six days after the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Five things the international community shouldn’t do after a disaster

A member of a burial team prepares to spray a colleague with chlorine disinfectant in Monrovia.

Despite international aid, some Ebola workers are still ‘on the frontlines with no ammunition’

A worker wearing a hazardous material suit arrives at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas, on October 3, 2014.

Liberian Americans react to Ebola — and hostility — with ramped-up aid efforts

A US Marine takes a gasp of air while loading humanitarian goods into helicopter as part of relief efforts in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

What do American troops have to do with medical emergencies? A lot

US Navy aid distribution in the Philippines

Philippine President Aquino vows to take care of his people, but many are skeptical

Development & Education

For many Filipinos, Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s visit to the typhoon-stricken city of Tacloban seems too little, too late. And the challenges to rebuilding the main staples of the economy – rice and fish – are daunting.

Graffiti calling for help after Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city, in the central Philippines.

The pace of relief is finally rising in the Philippines

Development & Education

A full-scale relief effort has been slow to emerge in Tacloban, a Philippine city ripped to shreds by last week’s typhoon. BBC reporter Jonathan Head describes a growing sense of panic and fear, but also the the first signs that aid is finally ramping up and on the move.