U.S. Refugee Assistance Faces Huge Funding Shortfall

Proposed drastic cuts to refugee assistance funding, if approved by Congress, will imperil support for tens of thousands refugees due to be resettled in the United States during the coming fiscal year. That's very bad news for people escaping persecution and war in countries such as Afghanistan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Iraq.

A Day Without Dignity: Positive Advocacy Examples from Afghanistan

Today is A Day Without Dignity, the aid blogosphere's answer to TOMS A Day Without Shoes. With so many discussions devoted to bad advocacy or "badvocacy" in aid and human rights activism recently,  it's important to highlight examples of what good advocacy and NGO PR looks like. Three videos that hit the right notes.