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Where the poor starve and the tax man carries a whip

Faten Humayda with her great-grandson. The family fled to Jordan from Syria. The Islamic State has brought stability and efficiency to local government in some areas, but residents face heavy taxes and severe shortages of food, electricity, medicine and other basic needs.<p>Faten Humayda<p>Life in the …

2 millennials created a non-profit startup incubator that’s trying to solve one of San Francisco’s biggest problems

Walking between the public library's bookshelves, he recognized several men from the local homeless shelter in Quincy, Mass., where he was living, waiting in line for the bathroom or surfing the web. Slumping in a chair, Benner used a ballpoint pen to doodle, distracting himself from the travails …

Police in Auckland secretly filmed scores of people walking past an actor posing as a child scavenging for food as part of recruitment campaign<p>A social experiment by New Zealand police has filmed hundreds of people ignoring a homeless boy digging through a rubbish bin in Auckland for food.<p>The …

Homelessness

You Could Help Save A Trafficking Victim's Life With Your Hotel Room Pic

Hotel rooms are optimal locations for traffickers because they can pay in cash and switch locations on a nightly basis.<p>Just snapping a photo of your hotel room the next time you go on vacation could help save a trafficking victim.<p>Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime, and victims …

Shrimp slaves wait for justice 8 months after Thai raid

Nearly eight months ago, migrant worker Tin Nyo Win thought he was doing the right thing — the only thing — to help free his pregnant wife from slavery inside a Thai shrimp peeling shed. He ran for help and prompted police to raid the business, freeing nearly 100 Burmese laborers, including …

Healing Central African Republic's traumatised children

<b>Bangui, Central African Republic</b> <b>-</b> They look like ordinary schoolchildren, sprawled on mats, drawing pictures of their homes and families with felt pens, but the girls' disturbing images depict scenes of violence - men with guns, missing limbs and lost children.<p>This class of eight at Gobongo school …

10 things everyone should know about what it’s really like to live on the streets

Since the recession, San Francisco’s wealth gap has become a yawning chasm. The city’s homeless tell their stories<p><i>Ed. note: The San Francisco Chronicle has spearheaded an effort to cover the city’s most intractable humanitarian crisis, homelessness. More than 70 local and national media</i> …

A second year without rain threatens to bring catastrophe for some of the poorest people in the world. Donor countries, in the grip of wars and refugee crises, have been slow to pledge funds. But by the time they do, it could be too late<p>Harvest should be the time for celebrations, weddings and full …

Africa

Photographer Matt Black discovered that it was possible to drive from California to the east coast without once losing sight of America’s poor<br>• Magnum’s new breed of photographers – in pictures<p>Last summer Matt Black left the Central Valley of California, where he lives, to travel 18,000 miles …

Income Inequality

Kakenya's Mission in Action: Meet the Students of Kakenya Center for Excellence

Kakenya Ntaiya’s mission to ensure girls in her community never have to endure FGM has inspired the world. This week, as part of her curation for ONE …

How A Non-Profit Hijacked A Twitter Hashtag And Brought Clean Water To Haiti

What happens when #FirstWorldProblems meets the Third World.<p>You use social media now to hold conversations. But what if you could use it to change the conversation? What if you could take a popular hashtag, used every day across social media, and give it an entirely new meaning?<p>That's what …

Making Non-Profits More Tech-Savvy: GoodWeave Serves As An Example

How (and why) should non-profits become more tech-savvy? GoodWeave offers an example of how a robust tech-based system can help an organization operate at scale.<p>Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi founded GoodWeave, a non-profit which inspects rug weavers in Afghanistan, India, and Nepal to …

A safe environment for child trafficking survivors - UNICEF Connect

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning, and the children are busy learning in the outdoor classrooms set up at the reception centre run by the NGO Goutte …

Slaves for Sex: Inside the Dark World of Human Trafficking

Women are getting sold for sex at hotels, truck stops and other discreet places. With websites and online forums, detectives said it's easier for …

When Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America

Many cases go unreported, making it a difficult crime for law enforcement personnel to spot.<p>How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?*<p>It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with …

Crime

Twitch Creative streamers to raise funds for kids in need

From July 21st to July 31st, you might come across some Twitch streams raising funds for non-profit org Save the Children. Twitch Creative, the streaming website's portal for artists, has invited broadcasters to take part in its #CreateForKids charity drive for children in need. Interested artists …

Save the Children

Modern Brick Kilns Yield Development Benefits in Bangladesh

Hafiza’slife in the brick kilns of Bangladesh is a story of before and after.<p>Once she was like the thousands of seasonal workers who labored in …

Rio is “cleaning the streets” of its homeless children prior to the Olympics

ZIKA IS THE LEAST OF BRAZIL’S PROBLEMS in the run-up to the Olympics. The country is undergoing a perfect storm of crises this year, including its …

Rwandan poor, homeless detained, says HRW

Rwanda has been accused by Human Rights Watch of locking thousands of poor and homeless people away in "transit centers." Rwanda is often billed as …

Rwanda: Locking Up the Poor

(Nairobi) – Rwandan authorities are rounding up poor people and arbitrarily detaining them in “transit centers” across the country, Human Rights …

End Hunger? The Single Most Important Step

A few years ago, I was at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Borlaug Dialogues, an annual international conference on food security, agriculture, and food science. Representatives from NGOs, businesses, and national governments offered their solutions to hunger around the world, from …

While Hunger and Poverty Persist in US, Half of Edible Food Is Thrown Away

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>Instead of letting so much food rot in the US, why don't we feed people who need it? (Photo: Steven …

Agriculture

Mo Farah: Growing up in poverty pushed me to become an Olympic champion

Mo Farah has said growing up in poverty gave him the boost he needed to become a champion distance runner.<p>The athlete, who will compete for Great …

'Inconsiderate vagrants': The mean-spirited view on the homeless

One of the most extreme of these was made over the phone, by a man who called to ask why councils cannot just pack the homeless into buses and move …

Long Haul: 10 Best Backpacking Packs

High Sierra Titan<p>If you are hiking 10 miles or more a day with a fully loaded pack on your back, you’re going to get sweaty no matter what- but that …

Backpacking

Travel Diary: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with 'Orange is the New Black' Star Laura Prepon

Get an exclusive look at actress Laura Prepon’s journey through Tanzania.<p>When <i>Orange is the New Black</i> star Laura Prepon was approached by her friend, …

Exploring California’s lost road trip: Route 395

Nothing conjures up images of freedom quite like a road trip in a convertible along California’s Highway 1 or Highway 101, or setting off on iconic …

How to Day Trip Like a Texan: Tips and Packing List

Lavender fields in Blanco, TX (Credit: Tasha Brieger)<p>Picture this (and hopefully it doesn’t sound familiar): you’re standing outside a state park, …

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: a fascinating world of lava

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was established in 1916 and is found on the island of Hawaii in the state of Hawaii. Two active volcanoes call …