Saving lives

All too often, poor communities have too few resources to respond to disasters and even fewer to rebuild. That’s wrong. We believe all people deserve to live safely.

First Person blog

5 things to be thankful for right now

Even in a year as tough as 2014, there have been a few bright moments. Here are five positive stories you helped make possible.

Story

Video: Community health volunteers fight Ebola in Liberia

The deadly disease has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa. But community health workers are fighting back—with information and door-to-door visits that are helping families learn how to keep themselves safe.

News update

For Somalis, the lifeline holds

Somalis facing ongoing conflict and a worsening food crisis can now revel in some good news—thanks to a recent decision by a California bank.