Humanitarian Emergencies

The Scoop! (on gender) in Emergencies

By Ray Leyesa

NATURAL disasters are often big news that create international headlines and bring in their wake the traveling media in all its crazy-quilt diversity. The limelight goes of course to the blow-dried anchormen and women of the networks with their retinues of fixers, producers, drivers and of course security folks.

Humanitarian Aid, with Alphabet Soup on the Side


By Leonard Doyle

DO you ever wonder what happens to those left behind in an emergency once the heart throbs of the media circus, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his Al Jazeera and BBC clones, move to the next crisis? 

Green Shoots in Typhoon Wasteland


By Christie Bacal

THE place was lifeless. All I could see were ruins, flattened banana trees, uprooted coconut trees and a highway of rocks. What once was a quiet community where the houses stood, commerce flourished and a church gathered people weekly, is now empty with remnants of the darkest hours of the survivors of the flood.

Out of the rubble of Haiti, a new beginning through education

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Haitian students in the midst of discussion. Photo by Amy Rhoades