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11 October 2019
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Since Haiti's catastrophic earthquake in 2010, the US has spent $2.3 billion in aid money that has failed to alleviate poverty or help the impoverished nation recover. Bill Clinton led the global response to Haiti's r...
4 July 2018
International diplomacy is transforming in response to an increasingly tech-driven world. Countries such as Denmark, Ireland, and Singapore have appointed thematic ambassadors and stationed representatives in Silicon ...
7 February 2018
Sweden is the first country to put gender equality at the center of its foreign policy, calling the protection of women and girls’ human rights one of the greatest challenges of the century. Announced in 2014, the sta...
17 March 2017
As arctic sea ice continues to melt at alarming rates due to climate change, new concerns about increased exposure of these virgin waters to the ravages of commercial fishing arise. Taking lessons from the population ...
26 August 2015
Since 2003, the Dublin Protocol has stopped migrants from traveling through Europe to auspicious countries before claiming asylum. However, many migrants travel by sea—which is more perilous and has led to high rates ...
13 February 2014
Kilis Merkez, Kilis, Turkey
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Refugee camps typically look like a prison with squalid conditions and barbed wire tops. By contrast, the Kilis refugee camp in Turkey is orderly, secure, and clean; has schools for children; has grocery stores, and i...
1 November 2011
America is the world’s main supplier of food aid to impoverished countries; however, food aid has the problems of long-distance transportation, the cost of the transportation and storage, and the navigation through da...
27 October 2011
World Concern, a Seattle-based Christian humanitarian group, provides people around the world with vouchers they can use in select markets, rather than the traditional emergency food aid of rice and other grains. In D...
1 September 2011
Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya
American humanitarian aid and programs by the United Nations have proved beneficial to equip Middle Eastern refugees with resources for self-settlement outside of camps. The self-settlement model has empowered refugee...
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