Indonesia Pulls Back on Allowing Foreign Aid

  In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's Central Sulawesi Province, the Indonesian government seems to have changed its mind about allowing new international organizations to enter the country and offer aid. Read an excerpt from IRIN News about what's happening now,...

Bangladesh: Local Aid Groups Getting Left Behind

    Local aid groups and volunteers were the first to respond last August as a military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine State drove more than 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh. Today, however, locals are dwarfed by dozens of international aid agencies – who dominate donor funding and the...

Going Local, Going Safely

  This post originated on the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog of the ICRC and is shared with permission.   Principles, perceptions and risk transfer   In highly divided and fraught conflict settings, such as Syria, it can be a challenge for international humanitarian actors to engage in impartial and...

More Than Numbers: Lugazi, Uganda

  This is Part 1 of a series titled "More Than Numbers." In this, we will share personal stories and photos from people who have worked in the humanitarian field. We are doing this in an effort to highlight humanitarian action and to humanize those receiving...

World Humanitarian Day 2018

On August 19th, we celebrated World Humanitarian Day. This day honors those who are working in humanitarian aid, and also those who are affected by disasters across the globe. in doing so, it is also a time to remember that those impacted by and involved...

Tips For Improving Your CV

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of updating and improving your CV? When it comes to applying for a new job, a great CV is the first way to make you stand out from the other applicants and get your foot in the door. Your CV...