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What we don’t know about refugees and humanitarian aid

According to the UNHCR, at least 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes and become refugees or internally displaced. But like many of the numbers about migration and displacement, that headline stat comes with some caveats. Show More Summary

Donors are turning away from education

By Kate Redman, UNESCO GEM Only two years ago, the world came together to sign up for ambitious global development goals, including one on education. Ambition, however, often costs money. Our research estimated that aid to education would need to increase six times for the new education goal to be met. Show More Summary

Introducing MOVEMENT: A new tool to explore the data on displaced people

More than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes — some making perilous journeys across borders and oceans — all to escape conflict, persecution, or natural disasters. It’s a global crisis, and that’s why we focus our attention on these individuals today, World Refugee Day. Show More Summary

8 shocking facts about refugees from our new data tool

More than 152 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance globally — and at least 64 million have been forced to flee their homes. While humanitarian organizations race to provide lifesaving efforts, the funding levels are faltering. Show More Summary

Why ONE isn’t just bipartisan — we’re NONpartisan

When you think of the ONE Campaign, a lot of our causes probably come to mind: global poverty, preventable disease, HIV/AIDS, gender inequality. But at our core, our main goal is almost always the same: We pressure governments around the world to do more for the world’s poorest. Show More Summary

16 generals testify: Foreign aid is essential to U.S. security

With Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Capitol Hill this week for hearings on President Trump’s budget proposal, 16 top retired generals and flag officers submitted joint testimony today in defense of America’s foreign aid budget. “It is clear to us that strategic development assistance is not charity,” the…

How does foreign aid affect U.S. security? Just ask these military officials.

This week, two retired military officers added their voices to the chorus of generals, politicians, faith leaders, and businesses urging against President Trump’s proposed cuts to the budgets of the State Department and USAID. In an op-ed in Politico, Admiral (Ret.) Michael Mullen (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011) and…

Faith and activism in Oneida, Kentucky

Jonathan Barnes and his wife, Michelle, live in Oneida, Kentucky, with their three kids: Joshua, Joseph, and Melea. The Appalachian couple are high-school sweethearts — they’ve been married for almost 17 years. “The fact that I get to hang out with my best friend every day of my life is pretty awesome,” says Michelle. “And…

This awesome teen established a library in her community in Kenya

Story and photos by Zachary Ochieng A young woman’s mission to promote education and improve literacy levels in her community is already bearing fruit. At just 19, Leah Kibe is the director and brainchild behind the Colour World Green Initiative Library. Leah’s journey hasn’t been easy: At one point in her education, she nearly dropped…

How one NGO is helping mothers earn — so their children can learn

By Imogen Calderwood, Street Child For many families in Sierra Leone, education is out of reach for one reason: poverty. Thousands of children are kept out of school simply because their parents don’t earn enough money so, instead of going to school, these young children have to generate income – often in dangerous work environments…

The amazing reason why a Zimbabwe soap business is cleaning up

Story and photos by Ray Mwareya Rudo Mazhande, 32, stands smiling in a warehouse among several hundred huge bars of green soap. A crisp, clean scent wafts through the air. This is Rudo’s factory, where she now employs seven people. And once you hear her story, it’s easy to see why she might be happy.…

Award-winning journalist Mercy Juma is telling Africa’s stories

Mercy Juma, a journalist from Kenya, was the first person to win the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. This is her acceptance speech.  Tonight, in a village called Waa, in Kenya’s South Coast, Amina, a 12-year-old girl is being taught how to latch a baby, her baby, on her breast. Thereafter she will…

“A tithe of a tithe”: Why this author traveled to D.C.

By Dr. Chuck Gutenson It’s easy, isn’t it? It’s easy to become cynical about how our government functions. Ronald Reagan famously once said, “Government is the problem.” Yep, I get the cynicism and the tendency to just turn a blind eye to all that’s going on in Washington. What I find even more annoying is…

Leave room for dessert! It’s time to EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES

Throughout June, EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES unites some of the world’s most celebrated chefs, restaurants, and culinary brands in the fight to end AIDS. Led by chef Mario Batali and supported by many other chefs, restaurants, and brands, EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES is (RED)’s month-long culinary campaign to #86AIDS. (In the culinary world ‘86’ means…

Q&A: Why bolstering Niger’s agricultural sector is so important

In July 2016, MCC signed a $437 million compact with the Government of Niger to improve access to water for agriculture and livestock and expand access to markets. In this interview, MCC Resident Country Director for Niger Kristin Penn discusses how, together with the Government of Niger, MCC is building stronger institutions and making foundational…

Bono and former President George W. Bush reflect on the success of PEPFAR

From Bono: “More than 11 million people are alive today thanks to this man’s creation of PEPFAR, the US AIDS program that has been saving lives and preventing new HIV infections for over 10 years, with strong support from political leaders right, left, and center. That progress is all at risk now with President Trump’s…

How this amazing school quickly improved girls’ attendance

When Jennifer Thuo talks about her students, it’s with enthusiasm and a wide smile that betray her love for the job. “One thing I can say with pride is that I have helped improve the lives of girls,” she says. “I believe they are the future game changers and should be supported in every way.”…

Imo Chinasa Ude: A ONE Champion in Nigeria

By Imo Chinasa Ude, ONE Champion From the moment I saw the advert calling on volunteers to serve as a ONE Champion, I knew I wanted to be part of the mission. There is a saying: “If you want to make the world a better place, start with yourself.” So I was excited to have…

Interview: Justin Dillon has a ‘Selfish Plan to Save the World’

As the founder of Slavery Footprint and Made in a Free World, Justin Dillon went from touring musician to major activist — but why? In his new book, A Selfish Plan to Save the World, Justin describes how working on the problems of the world using the talents and skills you already have is a recipe…

It’s official: President Trump wants to cut the State and USAID budget by 32 percent

The White House has finally made it official: President Trump wants to cut the budget for State and USAID by 32 percent next year. It gets worse. If the President’s proposal were to pass: Funding for food to be sent to people who are starving would be completely eliminated Funding for global health programs would…

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