Reporting from Gaziantep, Turkey. Marya looked me in the eye and told me her mom was dead. “Ölmüş,” she said, without a wisp of deceit.
Billions of Aid Dollars Spent: Why Isn’t Haiti Ready for a Hurricane?
Cholera in Haiti: UN Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Aidworkers Pen Protest Letter: Cite ‘Callous Negligence’ at UN, Aid Organizations
World Humanitarian Day: Shifting the Focus from Aidworker Safety
How Turkey Coup Attempt Will Impact Aid Groups and Syrian Refugees
Closed Doors, Open Secrets: How the World Abandoned Millions of Syrian Refugees in Turkey
The Problem with Secret Aid
What Happened to the Aid? Nepal Earthquake Response Echoes Haiti
More Than 80 Major Local Aid Organizations in Nepal Left Out of Direct Funding
Nepal Earthquake $422 million Humanitarian Response: Less than 1% will go directly to local organizations
Documentation on the Nepal Earthquake
Off-Duty When the Nepal Earthquake Hit: Reflections on Preparedness, Living Life & Loss
Villagers in Cyclone-Ravished Takara Still Waiting for Their Good News
The Ecology of Aid: Lots of Organizations Play Complicated Roles
Photo Essay: Destroyed Vanuatu Rainforests Show Signs of Life
Why I Quit Moonlighting for Nonprofits, my interview on TinySpark
The Impact of Vanuatu’s Cyclone: It’s Bad, Very Bad
Telling the Story, “Born to Die” – How Nurse Mare Foals Are Getting a 2nd Chance at Life
The Secret Language of Aid: This Is Why No One Can Track the Money
The IRD Scandal and My Ethics Clause
Aid Worker or Journalist? Which job is more dangerous?
5 Years After the Quake: Haiti’s Rich Get Richer
Children We Met, but Can’t Forget
A few months ago, I stood on a hillside in Petionville, Haiti, overlooking the small, green town below me. Most of the wooden buildings survived the earthquake in 2010, and from the hill, I could hear the church bell in the village square ringing out the hour. It was my first visit back to Haiti in 18 months and the reconstruction appeared to be making progress.