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Help South Sudan survive hunger and malnutrition

Help South Sudan survive hunger and malnutrition

This blog post was written by Aimee Ansari, Country Director, CARE South Sudan. The U.N. recently reported a startling statistic: without a change in the conflict in South Sudan or to the amount of humanitarian aid being delivered, 50,000 children under the age of five years old will die by the end of the year,…...
Picture this: A tale of two babies

Picture this: A tale of two babies

Lack of electricity should not dictate whether you live or die. By Kelly Lippi and Ari Hoffman A premature baby is born by emergency cesarean section in southwestern Uganda. He is cold. Mom can’t keep him warm while recovering from surgery. Power is out. Not out from a storm or downed wire, not out during the 36 hours&he......
Creating limitless horizons for girls

Creating limitless horizons for girls

Catherine Connors is an executive with the Walt Disney Company, the mother of two amazing children, and the author of the award-winning blog Her Bad Mother.  When I was 11 years old, I stole a horse. Actually, it’s probably more accurate to say that I borrowed the horse — I had every intention of returning it —&helli......
We will not banish AIDS until we banish stigma

We will not banish AIDS until we banish stigma

This blog post was written by David J. Olson, Global Development Communicator and Advocate for Olson Global Communications. I met Eugene and Dominique at a drop-in center for men who have sex with men (MSM) outside Nairobi, Kenya. Eugene, 23, comes to the center regularly to get condoms, lubricants, and HIV counseling and te......
Backpacking with kids, with energy poverty on my mind

Backpacking with kids, with energy poverty on my mind

This piece by ONE Mom and member Cynthia Changyit Levin was originally published on her blog, Anti-Poverty Mom.  I just got back from a backpacking trip in the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park this week. What an experience! Not only was it metaphorically breathtaking in beauty and literally breathtaking in low-oxyge......
Seda’s light

Seda’s light

Take a few moments to watch Every Mother Counts‘ video, Seda’s Light, and take action to bring electricity to mothers giving birth.  Imagine giving birth in the dark. Imagine complications arising that require emergency medical attention. Imagine that the doctor cannot see well enough to perform accurate surgery.......
Global Soap Project is helping to put more girls back in school

Global Soap Project is helping to put more girls back in school

Derrick Kayongo is the co-founder of the Global Soap Project. As an executive and development expert, he has more than 15 years experience developing strategic social campaigns within organizations for cause-related advocacy, public policy, issue management, and community organizing.  In July of 2005, I was blessed to be amo......
Photo essay: The bright colors of Somaliland

Photo essay: The bright colors of Somaliland

Our friend Kelly Ranck, the Africa communications liaison at World Concern, shares her favorite photos from a recent trip to Somaliland, where she visited five villages in the region.  Nearly 3 million Somalis are currently in a state of humanitarian crisis. But in a land of great suffering, there is also vibrancy, streng......
On mission trips, why one blogger got it wrong

On mission trips, why one blogger got it wrong

by ONE member Sharon Runge Several months ago, I read a blog on ONE’s Facebook page from an author stating that she didn’t believe sending teams on mission trips was worthwhile, and in some cases, might hurt. It caused me to pause and deeply discern whether my past five trips to Kenya with teams of university studen......
Twitter Chat: Ask a Tanzanian agriculture activist a question

Twitter Chat: Ask a Tanzanian agriculture activist a question

This chat already happened – see what Juma said below! [View the story "#FeedingDev Twitter Chat with Juma, a Tanzanian Agriculture Activist" on Storify] ONE is joining Devex for #FeedingDev, a week-long digital event to raise awareness for the importance of agriculture in fighting extreme poverty.  My name is Juma Bru......
Early marriage and poverty: Why we must break the cycle

Early marriage and poverty: Why we must break the cycle

By Lorriann Robinson, ONE UK Policy & Advocacy Manager Every year, more than 13 million girls marry before their 18th birthday. These girls overwhelmingly come from the world’s poorest countries, and are often the poorest girls within their communities. Early marriage is a complex problem, the root causes of which are ......
Seven graphics that explain energy poverty and how the US can do much more

Seven graphics that explain energy poverty and how the US can do much more

This blog post was originally published on the Center for Global Development’s website. By Todd Moss and Madeleine Gleave.  1. Energy poverty is an endemic and crippling problem; nearly 600 million people in Africa live without access to any power, which also means no access to safer and healthier electric cooking and ......
Documentary film review: ‘Finding Fela’

Documentary film review: ‘Finding Fela’

By Ruby Thomas, ONE New York Congressional district leader It’s World Cup season and what a frenzy the world is in! People are sporting enthusiastic patriotism and global camaraderie amongst fellow soccer fans for the teams and players from the many different countries. Nigeria is a strong contender, and while we admire th......
VIDEO: How Africare is creating economic opportunity for women in Chad

VIDEO: How Africare is creating economic opportunity for women in Chad

Educating and empowering African women leads to healthier families through improved nutrition, stronger food security, and increased access to health care. So then why are only 15% of landholders in Sub-Saharan Africa women? Because they face many challenges that prevent them from succeeding including domestic violence, sexua......
#EthiopiaNewborns: Challenges that remain

#EthiopiaNewborns: Challenges that remain

We were in the mountainous Yetiban district of rural Ethiopia reporting on newborn health with the Johns Hopkins International Reporting Project. For both of us this was the culminating moment of all that we had learned up to this point.
Inside Save the Children’s successful rural health center in Ethiopia

Inside Save the Children’s successful rural health center in Ethiopia

ONE Mom Nicole Melancon is traveling with the International Reporting Project Fellow on a New Media Fellowship to report on newborn health. This post is a continuation of our series of stories from the ground. You can see the first post as reported by Elizabeth Atalay here. Follow their journey on Twitter with hashtag #Ethiop......