Humanitarian Aid/Relief Work

Whether it’s aiding the victims of natural disasters, wars, and famines, or helping refugees seek opportunity and prosperity in a new country, the goal of humanitarian aid is the betterment of those who have found themselves in extremely difficult situations with very little ability to survive without help. It’s not easy to persevere in the face of massive tragedy, but many feel called to alleviate the suffering of others while helping them to maintain a sense of dignity. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Malala Yousafzai - Helping Refugee Girls with “We Are Displaced” & Malala Fund | The Daily Show

Malala Yousafzai discusses her efforts to humanize refugees by sharing their stories and explains why Malala Fund stresses education.


The Humanitarian Principles

The EU is committed to promoting global respect and compliance with International Humanitarian Law, together with the Humanitarian Principles – humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.


Politics Is Killing Humanitarian Aid - Let's Fix It ! - Jan Egeland - TEDxStavanger

Jan Egeland has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) since August 2013, leading humanitarian operations with some 14,000 relief workers, serving 9 million people in need across the world.


Jacqueline Novogratz - Positive Disruption from the Inside Out - 2013 Skoll World Forum

Jacqueline Novogratz is Founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty.


Jacqueline Novogratz: A Third Way to Think About Aid

The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.


Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen

In the late 1960s, or early 1970s, Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen’s message of deep and practiced faith, altruism and action was being delivered against a backdrop of poverty, corruption and moral decay.


Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech

"My great hope is that this will be the last time we must fight for the education of our children. Let us solve this once and for all."


Malala Yousafzai Accepts the 2014 Liberty Medal

Malala Yousafzai's acceptance speech at the 2014 Liberty Medal Ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on October 21, 2014. Award presented by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.


Jacqueline Novogratz on an Escape from Poverty

Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of on an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute. whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.


Jacqueline Shares Her Blue Sweater Story

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz


Poverty and Economic Inequality