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Philippines hit with second typhoon in a weekupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 20:49:00

A second typhoon in a week pounded the Philippines over the weekend, weakening Sunday only after prompting evacuations, causing severe flooding and contributing to one death.

Magnitude-6.9 quake kills 21 in India and Nepalupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 08:05:00

The death toll from a magnitude 6.9 earthquake -- and its aftershocks -- along the border of India and Nepal climbed to 21 Monday, officials said.

18 dead in India, Nepal after magnitude-6.9 quakeupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 01:32:00

At least 18 people -- 13 in India and five in Nepal -- died when a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck the northern Indian state of Sikkim near the border between the two nations Sunday night, local government officials told sister network CNN-IBN.

Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic under hurricane warningsupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 22:31:00

Authorities posted tropical storm warnings for parts of the Bahamas and hurricane warnings for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday, as Tropical Storm Irene picked up steam near the Caribbean islands.

Japan quake's youngest victims cope through playupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 04:53:00

Children run across a playing field in a game of dodgeball, oblivious to the snow that fills the air along with their screams of laughter.

Play helps Japan's youngest victims copeupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 04:53:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks looks at how the youngest victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster are coping.

At least 112 dead, more than 500 missing after Indonesia quakeupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 20:20:00

Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need Tuesday, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 112 people, officials said. Another 502 were reported missing.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, forcing thousands to fleeupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 15:25:00

The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times Tuesday, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee.

Across flooded plains on a hovercraftupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 12:23:00

CNN's Reza Sayah rides a hovercraft across a lake created due to heavy rains in Pakistan.

Court rules World Vision can require employees to be Christiansupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 20:23:00

The humanitarian organization World Vision can require its employees to be Christians, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Somali militant group bans 3 international aid groupsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 00:16:00

Al Qaeda-linked militants have banned three international aid groups from working in Somalia, claiming they are "actively propagating Christianity" in the predominantly Muslim nation.

Helping Haiti's childrenupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 18:24:00

The devastating earthquake affected 3 million people -- one-third of Haiti's population. Considered the most vulnerable are the Haitian children that survived the catastrophe. These organizations have created specific programs to protect these children, meet their medical and nutritious needs and help them recover from the trauma of this disaster. Information + Action = Impact

Haiti quake victims to receive knock-off goodsupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 12:00:00

At times, counterfeiting can be a good thing. Just ask the district attorney in Brooklyn, New York.

From hate to peace: Lessons from a woman of Kosovoupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 07:17:00

Fatmire Feka glanced at the skies over her Kosovo village. Storm clouds darkened the horizon, and rain started to fall.

Taliban claims deadly suicide attack in Pakistanupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:51:00

The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 13 people and injured dozens in the northwest part of the country Saturday, authorities said.

Deadly bombings in Pakistanupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:51:00

Twin suicide blasts, seconds apart kill dozens in Pakistan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports

Pakistan suicide bombings kill at least 39, injure dozens moreupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 20:54:00

Twin suicide blasts in Lahore killed at least 39 people and injured 95 others Friday in a high-security area with a dense military presence, local police said.

Charity suspends operation in Pakistan after attack kills 6updated: Wed Mar 10 2010 14:26:00

An international aid organization temporarily suspended its operations in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province after an attack on its office Wednesday killed six employees, the group's spokesman said.

Aftershocks ripple through Taiwanupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:13:00

Aftershocks rattled southern Taiwan in the hours after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the island, but left it relatively unscathed.

Quake shocks Taiwanupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:13:00

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan, causing buildings to shake.

Southern Taiwan jolted by 6.4-magnitude quakeupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 23:41:00

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

Massive food distribution begins in quake-ravaged Haitian capitalupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:44:00

A massive two-week food distribution effort aimed at reaching 2 million people began Sunday in Haiti's quake-ravaged capital.

Aid groups urge halt to new Haiti adoptionsupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:37:00

Three aid groups called Thursday for an immediate halt to any new adoptions of Haitian children after last week's earthquake.

Fortune: U.S. companies rally for Haitiupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 11:37:00

Corporate America has already pledged more than $40 million in donations to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Corporate pledges for Haiti have tripled in the past 24 hours, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Time running out for people trapped by quakeupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:32:00

Rescue crews face a pivotal day Friday as they race to help thousands of people feared trapped under rubble in Haiti.

El Salvador mudslidesupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:51:00

Deadly mudslides have devastated El Salvador as days of rain ahead of Hurricane Ida weaken hillsides.

Floods, mudslides kill scores in El Salvadorupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:51:00

At least 130 people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains triggered flooding and mudslides that buried communities Sunday and left a swath of destruction in El Salvador, officials said Monday.

15 dead as Typhoon Parma whips Philippinesupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 00:25:00

Typhoon Parma crossed the northern tip of the already storm-battered Philippines over the weekend, triggering landslides that killed at least 12 people, local media reported Sunday.

Philippines surveys damageupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 00:25:00

Typhoon Parma lashed parts of the Northern Philippines already hit hard by floods. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports

Vietnamese premier appeals for relief, rescue after typhoonupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 17:24:00

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged authorities Wednesday to "urgently implement" relief efforts after Typhoon Ketsana slammed into the country hours earlier.

Powerful earthquake kills 57 in Indonesiaupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 21:08:00

More than a day after a major earthquake jolted Indonesia's Java Island, killing at least 57 people, there is still no word from remote villages along the coast, a relief worker told CNN Thursday.

Raging water topples hotelupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:54:00

A six-story hotel that is part of a hot springs resort in Taiwan crashes into floodwaters caused by Typhoon Morakot.

Deadly mudslides strike across East Asiaupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:54:00

The wrath of Typhoon Morakot has affected nearly 9 million people across four coastal China provinces and killed dozens in Taiwan, officials said Tuesday.

Invisible refugee crisisupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 03:18:00

Two and half million people are displaced, but as CNN's Nic Robertson reports, many are largly invisible.

Hidden crisis haunts Pakistan fightingupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 03:18:00

Piled high with food, Minhaj Bahdar rides a rented motorbike back to his family's temporary sanctuary away from the fighting between Pakistan's army and the Taliban.

500,000 homeless in floodsupdated: Fri May 08 2009 20:44:00

Rain-induced flooding over large parts of Brazil have killed at least 24 people and left another 500,000 homeless.

As deaths mount in Brazil flooding, more rain is forecastupdated: Fri May 08 2009 20:44:00

The death toll from flooding that has covered large parts of Brazil continued to rise Friday, with the government reporting seven new fatalities, bringing the total to 38.

A year after cyclone, a girl remembersupdated: Fri May 01 2009 21:09:00

A thin girl with caramel skin and a yellow silk blouse walks alone through a barren landscape of rubble.

Why Michelle Obama inspires women around the globeupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 00:57:00

Heather Ferreira works in the slums of Mumbai, India, where she has watched thousands of women live under a "curse."

Michelle Obama's 1st 100 Daysupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 00:57:00

CNN's Don Lemon takes a closer look at what First Lady, Michelle Obama has accomplished in her first 100 days.

Doctor in Gaza: Patients 'lying everywhere'updated: Mon Jan 05 2009 11:41:00

Gaza's main hospital, already overloaded with Palestinians wounded in the week-long Israeli air assault, has reached critical mass, according to a Norwegian doctor volunteering at Shifa Hospital.

Patients 'lying everywhere'updated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:15:00

Gaza's main hospital is full of Palestinians wounded in the week-long Israeli air assault.

Scores dying from disease in Congo conflictupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 09:43:00

The number of young children dying from preventable diseases like malaria and diarrhea has increased dramatically because of war in eastern Congo, an aid agency announced Wednesday.

Rapes in Congo increase, aid group saysupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 19:15:00

The number of girls being raped has increased sharply since fighting intensified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a humanitarian group said Tuesday.

Time.com: World's Poor Will Be Biggest Victimsupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 22:50:00

The world's poorest people will be hungrier, sicker and have fewer jobs as a result of the global financial crisis

Why one girl refuses to rememberupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 12:40:00

Nway pretends that it never happened.

Official: Aid suspension imperils millions in Zimbabweupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 20:40:00

Millions of Zimbabweans face starvation as a result of the government's decision to suspend the work of aid organizations last week, an aid director said Saturday.

Logistics hamper Myanmar reliefupdated: Fri May 30 2008 11:38:00

Logistical challenges have kept help from reaching much of Myanmar's cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy delta region, relief agencies reported Friday.

China media roleupdated: Tue May 20 2008 15:13:00

International Correspondents assess how Chinese leaders and the local media are dealing with the earthquake disaster.

Time.com: Burmese Junta Issues Warningupdated: Thu May 15 2008 10:35:00

Burma's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid in the wake of this month's devastating cyclone

Relief groups scramble to aid Myanmarupdated: Wed May 07 2008 16:45:00

The United Nations and international relief organizations are scrambling to aid Myanmar, saying Friday's cyclone was the worst disaster the country had suffered in years. Myanmar officials expect the death toll to top 15,000.

Cyclone cripples Myanmarupdated: Wed May 07 2008 16:45:00

Cyclone Nargis hits Myanmar's capital. This report from our correspondent in Myanmar.

Japan, EU urge action on food pricesupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 09:29:00

The leaders of Japan and the European Union expressed their "strong concern" Wednesday over high food and oil prices and highlighted the "urgent need" to address it.

Aid group to cut food ration to millionsupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 22:36:00

World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.

Plane crashes into African marketplaceupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 06:09:00

A plane crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, tearing the roofs off houses as it plowed through a densely populated marketplace near the runway.

Relief agencies: Somalia too dangerous for us to workupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 17:11:00

Nearly 40 relief agencies serving Somalia said Tuesday they can't help millions of Somalis, blaming the existence of too many checkpoints, danger that aid workers face and "a lack of respect for international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict."

Time.com: Iraq's Need: A Humanitarian Surgeupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 16:35:00

Angelina Jolie's visit notwithstanding, the do-good organizations are too cowed by violence to return to Iraq

Fears rise cyclone death toll could soarupdated: Sun Nov 18 2007 21:08:00

Bangladesh's death toll from Cyclone Sidr has reached an estimated 2,000 people, officials said Sunday, amid fears that it could skyrocket to five times that number.

Cyclone death toll hits 1,700updated: Sat Nov 17 2007 21:09:00

More than 1,700 people have died in Bangladesh after a devastating tropical cyclone ripped through the western coast of the country, and the toll is expected to rise, a government spokesman tells CNN.

Time.com: Battling the Floods in Chinaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 13:00:00

Some 5 million have been evacuated, but improved emergency-response planning may have saved thousands

SI.com: Giving backupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:15:00

The C.A.T.C.H. 84 Foundation was supposed to be Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers' way of giving back. He intended it to help inner city children develop self-esteem, healthy habits, and life skills through sports. But his C.A.T.C.H. 84 quickly spiraled into a catch 22 for the altruistic athlete.

Mideast crisis aid groupsupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 09:38:00

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):

CNNMoney: Charity for the holidaysupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 11:56:00

Tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes.

Sri Lanka: Aid slow to get throughupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 22:20:00

Delivering aid to Sri Lanka's tsunami-struck disaster areas is being hampered by poor transport, aid officials have told CNN.

E-mail appeals: Bangladeshupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 18:14:00

We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.

Money Magazine: Women and Social Security; a clip-it-out form for your broker; advice for fliers; charity infomercials JUDGE A CHARITY BY ITS NUupdated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

If you're a channel surfer, you've probably recently clicked into a 30-minute charity infomercial featuring a celebrity on cable networks or your local broadcast stations. These commercials tug at ...

Fortune: THE JOYS OF CLOSEUP PHILANTHROPY Paying for a kid's education or a well in Mali, some managers like the feeling of helping face updated: Mon Sep 01 1986 00:01:00

Come September, futures trader Paul Tudor Jones II will be looking out for the futures of 85 seventh graders in Brooklyn's rough Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. He recently told the kids that if t...

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