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WhyDev is teaming up with ONE to share the best of stories from humanitarian workers around the world, working to help the world’s poorest.

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19 Surprising tips for aspiring humanitarian workers

19 Surprising tips for aspiring humanitarian workers

Excerpted by Stephanie Walstrom, ONE, from an article originally published on WhyDev.  If you want to work in the humanitarian sector, you’ll find no shortage of serious advice. But what’s the real inside scoop? WhyDev, a blog for individuals passionate about development, aid, and other global issues, put together ......
Where does aid money come from?

Where does aid money come from?

This was originally posted on WhyDev.org by Piroska Bullen One of the first things I do when starting a new project is to ask the team a very important question: “Where does the money for this project come from?” I usually get a range of surprised looks. Surely I must know that the money comes…...
Should you be buying from children on the streets?

Should you be buying from children on the streets?

Cambodian children meeting tourists, Gloria Cheng This guest post by Alison Rabe was originally published in WhyDev, a blog for individuals passionate about development, aid, and other global issues. On a breezy Tuesday night on the riverside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I met up with a Cambodian friend for dinner. As we sat at o......
Why travel is not education

Why travel is not education

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” If we’re valuing travel above education, we’re valuing a very Western experience that is unavailable to many.
The ethics of photographing locals

The ethics of photographing locals

Would you let a tourist visiting your home country – one that you’d had little or no interaction with – take a photo of you or your child because they thought the way you looked or lived was interesting?