Last year, people around the world were outraged when they heard the story of Sahar Gul.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh talks with a young Afghan girl who was married at age 13 then torturend by her husband's family.
The spiraling conflict between the Sudans has exacerbated issues for tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees who are desperate for water and facing the threat of fatal diseases, an international aid organization says.
The dried up cattle pond is only a few meters off the red road that runs through Jamam refugee camp. It's a huge hole in the ground, long emptied by the blazing sun. At the bottom of this pit women and children dig with cups and bowls in the smelly, spongy mud for the little dirty water that seeps into their shallow wells.
Two years after the earthquake, Anderson Cooper speaks with President Michel Martelly about his plan for recovery.
A few days ago we observed the two-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing an estimated 220,000 people, injuring 300,000, and leaving more than 1 million homeless. Since that day, blame for Haiti's acute vulnerability and subsequent slow recovery has been traded among the government, international donors and humanitarian organizations.
An agreement reached Sunday in South Africa will help tackle the challenges of climate change for years to come, the United Nations' chief said.
China is open to accept a legally binding global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. CNN's Robyn Curnow explains.
As a writer, one of my most important responsibilities is listening. I try to do so with an open mind, so I can hear the voices of the characters whose stories I will tell. When I wrote about Afghan women in my second novel, I thought about the brave women I had met in Kabul and about their stories. Their voices came to me in hushed whispers. At times they woke me in the night with the urgency of what they had to say. I am indebted to those women, because without them, my novels would lack authenticity and would also be far less likely to resonate with readers.
CNN talks to Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of Women for Women Intl., about the lack of women's rights in Afghanistan.
Oxfam will relocate workers and scale back operations in South Sudan's Upper Nile state following a surge of violence along the border with Sudan, the international aid organization said Saturday.
Actress Kristin Davis is an ambassador for Oxfam, an international alliance of 15 organizations striving to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. The group works directly with communities in 98 countries.
As an ambassador for Oxfam, actress Kristin Davis is committed to finding solutions to poverty and injustice.
Speaking out for the first time since nude pictures of her were leaked on the Internet, actress Scarlett Johansson defended the right to privacy, even for high-profile celebrities such as herself.
The African Union plans to host a delayed summit Thursday to raise funds for famine victims amid mounting criticism over the continent's weak response to the disaster.
The United Nations declared a famine Wednesday in parts of southern Somalia and warned that the suffering could rapidly spread without a massive and immediate international response.
A Somali government spokesman says the current famine is being made worse by Al-Shabab blocking humanitarian aid.
People around the world are changing their diets because of soaring food prices, according to a new study.
Aid organizations are warning of an impending humanitarian crisis for tens of thousands of refugees who have arrived in Liberia after fleeing violence in Ivory Coast.
Lack of access to clean water is still a problem for millions of people across the world, but new developments in nanotechnology and a water filter that resembles a humble tea bag could prove to be effective solutions.
Singer Annie Lennox was honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday for her charity work, receiving an award for her role as an ambassador with Oxfam.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday unveiled a sweeping assessment of how America's diplomats can meet the dual task of countering expanding international challenges and shrinking government budgets.
Representatives from about 200 countries wrapped up a meeting in China on Saturday on climate change and said they had moved closer to defining what could be achieved at a later conference.
As Pakistan struggles to recover after one of the worst floods in its history, questions are already being asked about how human decisions may have exacerbated the effects of this natural disaster.
Heavy rains in Niger have displaced nearly 200,000 in recent weeks, the United Nations says, calling on donors and aid agencies to send shelter material, blankets and other supplies.
Oxfam, a U.K.-based international aid agency, is calling on EU officials and the Middle East Quartet to pressure Israel into lifting the blockade of Gaza.
Haitians lack confidence that their government will be able to lead a multibillion-dollar earthquake recovery plan set to be hashed out Wednesday at an international donors' conference at the United Nations.
CNN iReporter Barbara Rademacher spends a week volunteering in Haiti.
The head of the United Nations climate change convention is leaving his post, a move that comes a few months after the Copenhagen summit.
Charities, companies, individuals and celebrities across the U.S. have been rallying together in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude quake that rocked Haiti last Tuesday, and their efforts are paying off. As of Thursday evening -- nine days after the earthquake struck -- over $355 million in donations had been raised for relief efforts, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper covering nonprofit organizations. The estimate is based on a survey of 35 charities contributing the largest amounts of money to Haiti. "You've got a bad economy and a disaster outside of the U.S.," said Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "It makes sense that lots of people gave to the Katrina disaster in the U.S., but to give outside of the U.S. like this is remarkable, especially at a time with 10% unemployment."
Eight days after the devastating earthquake struck near Haiti's capital, donations for relief efforts are still pouring in -- in excess of $305 million.. Charities, companies, individuals and celebrities across the U.S. have been rallying together in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude quake last Tuesday, and their efforts are paying off. As of Wednesday afternoon, over $305 million in donations had been raised, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper covering nonprofit organizations. The estimate is based on a survey of 29 charities contributing the largest amounts of money to Haiti. "You've got a bad economy and a disaster outside of the U.S.," said Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "It makes sense that lots of people gave to the Katrina disaster in the U.S., but to give outside of the U.S. like this is remarkable, especially at a time with 10% unemployment."
Limited runway space and battered telecommunications networks are hindering efforts to get food, water and medical aid into the hands of desperate Haitians amid the devastation of last week's earthquake, relief agencies said Monday.
Desperation for food and water is growing in Haiti. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.
Nearly a week after the devastating earthquake struck near Haiti's capital, donations for relief efforts are still pouring in -- in excess of $210 million.
Rescue crews face a pivotal day Friday as they race to help thousands of people feared trapped under rubble in Haiti.
Aid organizations have deployed emergency response teams to Haiti and appealed for donations after the Caribbean nation was was struck by a devastating earthquake described by local officials as a "catastrophe of major proportions."
The former Danish supermodel traveled to Peru earlier this year to record the lives of local people in the Andes. Together with Oxfam she returned to show a selection of her photographs around the world in an exhibition called "Meltdown."
Billionaire investor George Soros has proposed a way to free up funds to help the developing world adapt to climate change.
Investor George Soros tells CNN about a plan he says could free funds to fight climate change in the developing world.
The rift over a leaked draft climate agreement widened Wednesday with an astonishing attack on the West by one of the poor nations' leading climate negotiators.
A leaked document known as the "Danish text" has driven an even deeper wedge between rich and poor countries embroiled in U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen.
Even before President Obama formally announced his plan for Afghanistan, the debate over whether it was the correct strategy was well under way.
On the steep, dusty slopes of the Chacaltaya mountains, thousands of meters above sea level in the Bolivian Andes, the hardy farmers tending root crops or herding llamas have no need of scientists or climatologists to measure the impact of global warming.
About 11.6 million Africans have been forced from their homes by wars and other conflicts, according to the United Nations. Next week in Uganda, leaders from across the continent will converge to tackle the issue.
Kofi Annan flew into Kenya for three days of whirlwind meetings. CNN's David McKenzie explains why he had to come.
The star is auctioning off a trip and tickets to the opening for a very good cause
Next spring's "Iron Man 2" premiere will be memorable not only for the stars of the film, but also for two lucky fans -- thanks to cast member and Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson.
After weeks of torrential rain and flooding in West Africa, humanitarian aid agencies on the ground fear an outbreak of diseases like malaria and cholera.
Somalis forced to flee war and drought are living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions at home and in neighboring countries, including in Kenya and Ethiopia, an aid agency said Thursday.
You're probably not thinking about what you would like for Christmas yet. But ask any environmentalist for their ideal gift and you'll get a version of this answer: a binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December that is strong enough to match the science.
They may live on separate continents, in different countries with differing cultures, but the same message is being echoed by the world's poor, according to a new report by aid agency Oxfam.
CNN's Eunice Yoon looks at innovative ideas by eco-friendly businesses.
Debt problems and lack of credit. A housing crisis and a funding shortfall. These are not the problems of the Western world in the face of the global economic downturn, but some of the lingering challenges in Myanmar one year after devastating Cyclone Nargis hit the country, aid groups said.
The World Food Program says Myanmar still needs aid one year after a devastating cyclone tore through the country.
Recent headlines focusing on the rash of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia should instead focus on the humanitarian crisis driving Somalis to commit crimes on the high seas, an international aid group said Thursday.
While violence decreases across Iraq, women in the war-ravaged country face worsening hardships as warfare has thrust them into the role of family breadwinners, an aid group's survey said.
Sudan ordered a number of international aid agencies to leave the country Wednesday after an arrest warrant was issued for the country's president, a United Nations source in the capital city of Khartoum said.
CNN interviewed Emily Eavis three weeks before the Glastonbury festival opened its doors to the public. Here she tells CNN what she gets up to in the run up to the event. She also explains her late mother's influence on proceedings and how charities benefit from the Glastonbury festival.
Now in its 37th year, the Glastonbury festival has built a reputation as the mother of all music festivals, with the biggest names in rock music gladly accepting invitations to play the Pyramid stage year after year. Yet for all their combined wealth and fame, it is festival's organizer who remains the true star of Glastonbury.
Oxfam's new book "From Poverty to Power: How Active Citizens and Effective States Can Change the World" is a detailed and vivid account of poverty, its effects and how it can be eradicated. Principal Voices spoke to the book's author and Head of Research at Oxfam GB, Duncan Green about the charity's prescription for change.
Four years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned massive walls of water that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 230,000 dead according to a United Nations estimate, improvements can be seen in many of the devastated areas, humanitarian groups said.
Fashion photographer Rankin took time out from his career to take powerful pictures of people from Congo.
Fashion photographer Rankin takes time to make powerful pictures of people from Congo. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
A new program backed by one of the richest men in the world promises to shake up food aid
The British charity figures it can make more profit selling the nearly new to the already fashionable
Raped and beaten, Nujood Ali, a child bride, fights for divorce. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
Nujood Ali is 10 years old, but she already has been married and divorced. It was an arranged marriage in which she said a husband three times her age routinely beat and raped her.
CNN's Paula Hancocks takes a look at how aid agencies are working to limit abuse in conflict zones.
Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a leading European charity has said.
It is said that nowhere else on earth will the impacts of climate change be felt more acutely than in the developing world.
A village in India is taking on the country's plastic crisis, one bag at a time. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
The red carpet rendezvous will raise cash for Oxfam America
The actress is auctioning off a chance to be her guest at a star-studded movie premiere
The general dialogue on adapting to a world affected by climate change by definition excludes the world's poorest people. And yet it's the world's poorest who are often put forward as the ones who are likely to feel the affects of climate change the most and are likely to be able to deal with them the least.
Aid workers have launched emergency responses to help people in rugged and poverty-stricken central and western Afghanistan, enduring what the United Nations is describing as "the harshest winter in nearly 30 years."
This year, why not put an endangered turtle under the tree?
About eight million Iraqis -- nearly a third of the population -- are without water, sanitation, food and shelter and need emergency aid, a report by two major relief agencies says.
Robert Zoellick, a seasoned player in international financial and diplomatic circles, won the unanimous approval of the World Bank's board on Monday to become the poverty-fighting institution's next president
2 billion: Cups of coffee drunk every day worldwide.
"After the tsunami, our office put together a gift and mailed it to Oxfam." --Rinad Beidas, Philadelphia
The following are links to aid group Web sites who are assisting civilians in the Mideast crisis (some sites may respond slowly due to increased traffic):
"High Risk," my security advisory report ominously glared in bold type, as I read the estimated dangers for the anti-WTO public rally Tuesday in Hong Kong.
Helicopters ferrying supplies to Pakistan's quake survivors in the Himalayas may have to be grounded if donors don't get more relief aid, a U.N. official has warned.
The death toll in Pakistan from the October 8 earthquake has risen to 54,197, while the number of injured has increased to about 78,000, most of them with multiple fractures, the Federal Relief Commission told CNN Wednesday.
Many rich countries have failed to give enough to the U.N. appeal to help the victims of the earthquake which devastated Pakistan earlier this month, according to Oxfam.
Urgent appeals have been made for help for famine-stricken Niger where more than one million people are at risk from starvation after a locust invasion worsened an already poor harvest. If you want to help, here is a list of organizations gathering aid:
At a time of unprecedented giving, the FBI warns that Internet scams are emerging.
Forget the iPod -- goats and chickens are the must-have Christmas presents this year.
Leading aid and human rights groups have accused the UK government of exploiting a "dangerous loophole," leading to a rise in some areas of arms sales.
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