disaster relief

Missile destroyer ship USS Sampson (U.S. Navy)

U.S. naval ship helps with New Zealand earthquake recovery

The USS Sampson and its two helicopters are assisting New Zealand in humanitarian relief efforts following an earthquake.
A white, columned building with people walking by (© AP Images)

Repairing a historic palace in Nepal

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has awarded a grant to help repair the Gaddi Baithak building in Nepal and ensure it can resist earthquakes.
Aerial view of partially submerged houses (© AP Images)

These Republicans and Democrats put their politics aside. Here’s why.

Putting partisanship aside, young Republicans and Democrats are working together to help a Louisiana community after it was devastated by a flood.
Woman standing with three children (© AP Images)

U.S. nearing goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees

The United States is closing in on its goal of welcoming 10,000 refugees from war-torn Syria by the end of September. President Obama set that target.
Man wearing hat walking past men in riot gear standing outside a building (Getty Images/Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

After the riots, a library in Baltimore becomes the community’s core

In most libraries you find shelves filled with reading material. This one has other valuable resources for a riot-torn community.
Woman walking past mural painted on wall (André Mellagi/Flickr)

Growing strong in Haiti, one community at a time

After tragedy struck Haiti, one survivor knew he should become a community leader. Now, his programs focus on peace building and urban agriculture.
People packing boxes (Courtesy of Islamic Relief USA)

In Houston, young Muslims step up to serve the needy

Houston members of United Muslim Relief USA are serving their community in ways ranging from helping flood victims to feeding the homeless.
People crowded into back of large truck (© AP Images)

U.S. recommits to helping the world end genocide

The Atrocities Prevention Board monitors worldwide threats to civilians, takes steps to prevent atrocities and, if prevention fails, mobilizes a response.
Back of soldier holding gun, facing row of white trucks (© AP Images)

What are Russia and the separatists hiding?

The conflict in Ukraine has worsened, violence has increased, and challenges to the implementation of the Minsk cease-fire agreements have only grown.