CSW61 Kicks Off

The commission on the Status of Women begins today. This year’s theme: “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. “The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs...

Dozens Killed in Garbage Dump Landslide

Many people lived in an informal settlement near the dump. “A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen mi...

Major NGO Booted from Syria

Mercy Corps provides relief to hundreds of thousands of people on both sides of the border. “In the increasing welter of warfare in northern Syria, one of the biggest U.S.-based humanitarian organizations opera...

It’s International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. The official hashtag is #BeBoldforChange. The organizers of the massive Women’s March following the US election are also billing this a “day without women” with stayaways exp...

Stat of the Day: 8%

The EU is stiffing their own. “European countries have accepted less than 10% of the 160,000 refugees they promised to move to safety from unsanitary and cramped camps in Italy and Greece, leading the European ...