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Momos for Nepal

How the Nepalese Diaspora Rallied Together in the Wake of the Nepal Earthquake

Disaster Survivors Don’t Need Bottled Water

We all know people can survive for days without food, but not without water. This tenet of human biology often drives individuals and organizations to donate bottled water in the aftermath of disaster.

Good Intentions Hinder Response to Canada’s Wildfires

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may have heard that wildfires continue to rage in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported yesterday that 1,000 additional firefighters from across Canada, the United States, South Africa and other countries will soon join the 1,200-member crew working to contain the fires that have destroyed homes, land and livelihoods.

Understanding Migration

Written By: Joe Costanzo Director UK Institute for Migration Research (UK-IMR), Anyone today with access to modern media has... View Article

Giving Just Because

“Just because you didn’t receive a tax write off, recognition from a local organization, or a thank you card doesn’t... View Article

What to look for when evaluating an aid agency

To ensure that your money is doing the good you intended you have to look past aid agency advertising, name recognition, and "happy stories", and instead look for evidence that the aid agency is following best practices and constantly improving their organization.

Cash is Just Best!

“You wouldn’t want to receive something you didn’t ask for or need at Christmas, let alone during a humanitarian crisis.”... View Article

Giving to Win

I love watching Alyssa Thomas play basketball. Not only because the University of Maryland three-time ACC Player of the Year... View Article

World Water Day

There’s a day for everything! So what makes World Water Day different from World Nutella Day (February 9th)? Besides calories... View Article

Friday the 13th

Fridays are usually great, as it marks the coming of a relaxing weekend, but many people are superstitious about Friday... View Article