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Playing JadedAid, the aid-and-development extension of Cards Against Humanity, is SURE to end extreme poverty before 2030. Who's in?
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Madame President a.k.a Nobel Peace Prize winner a.k.a Liberia’s "Iron Lady" talks to Humanosphere about mistakes made, lessons learned and what she still wants to see from the international community to prevent a catastrophe like the Ebola outbreak from happening again.
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This story from 2014 remains one of Humanosphere's most popular pieces, and it seems with every mass shooting incident, there's always a new opportunity to bring back these facts and visuals from +University of Washington - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
How does the US stack up against other countries when it comes to homicides involving guns?
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Good intentions alone don’t educate girls. +Michael Buckler of Village X breaks it down for Humanosphere:
By Michael Buckler special to Humanosphere Good intentions don't educate girls. International campaigns can unravel, leaving villages like mine in limbo. B
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The +United Nations' Global Goals, aka the Super Bowl of the humanitarian industry, is kicking off this week! And this year, celebrities from One Direction to Charlize Theron is jumping on the bandwagon.
U.N. madness week is upon us! I'm sorry, I meant to say that the U.N. General Assembly kicks off this week. The world's leaders will gather in New York to
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Podcast: Former Seattle mayor on his latest goal of in-your-face positive disruption—to call critical attention to +Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's investments in fossil fuels.
For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with Mike McGinn, former mayor of Seattle, an attorney, environmental activist, community organizer and avi
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Seattle-based +Landesa has won the +Conrad N Hilton Foundation's $2 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize​ for its work on land-rights advocacy since the Vietnam War, which at the time got him contempt from both left-wing peaceniks and right-wing hawks.
Seattle-based Landesa, a land-rights advocacy organization launched during the Vietnam War by an activist attorney whose efforts won him opprobrium by both
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A year ago, study sessions would have been illegal as schools in Sierra Leone closed for nine months to curb the spread of the Ebola virus. Now, the remnants of the crisis still remain in classrooms.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – It’s the first night of the dry season, but you wouldn’t know it from inside the cramped study room on Freetown’s eastern edge. Tw
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What did you do before you were 20? These girls are working hard toward gender equality.
NEW YORK — In many of the high-level meetings and events that take place in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, the people and groups being discussed a
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The evidence shows that taking migrants in actually makes a country better off. Michael Clemens of the +Center for Global Development sets the record straight on the benefits of migration on our podcast:
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"I walk inside the main ward, you know, close to about six dead bodies then ... just laying all over the place," said a senior US health official. "I’m not for blaming anybody for anything but WHO could really spend a little more time on Kenema."

An +Associated Press investigation found that the +World Health Organization mismanaged its response and delayed declaring the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone an international emergency:
Major logistical mishaps and dysfunction hampered the World Health Organization's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, finds an AP investigation.
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“This 10,000 is a number we could do in our sleep,” said an +Oxfam America vice president. Aid groups say the current U.S. response to refugee crisis is too weak.
A decision by the White House to increase the number of refugees that the United States can accept is not good enough, according to several aid groups, and
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