Malaka Gharib

Malaka Gharib
Malaka Gharib is the editor of ONE's US Stories page and ONE's social media manager. Before ONE, she was an interview producer at Al Jazeera English and a digital strategist at Virilion. She has a degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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25 most shocking global poverty facts

25 most shocking global poverty facts

Halloween, schmalloween. The most shocking things in life aren’t haunted houses or ghosts that go “BOO!” – it’s what’s happening right outside your window. I asked our policy team to share the most surprising, illuminating facts they’ve come across in global development. Here’......
What do your books say about you? 6 smart women take a #shelfie.

What do your books say about you? 6 smart women take a #shelfie.

The fact that this song exists is proof that #selfie has gone totally mainstream. But may I introduce you to her older, smarter, wiser stepsister, the #shelfie? It’s actually a “thing” – take a look: Thanks @blackwelloxford, we couldn’t resist taking a #shelfie! Here’s @KateFT, a shelf full......
The current state of aid: 6 things you need to know

The current state of aid: 6 things you need to know

In the age of smart phone watches, GPS and self-driving cars (well, almost), more than 1 billion people on the planet still live under $1.25 a day. The world is meeting next year to agree on goals to bring this number down to zero by 2030. But we won’t be able to reach those goals without…...
Q&A: Capt. Tappero answers YOUR questions on Ebola

Q&A: Capt. Tappero answers YOUR questions on Ebola

Last month, Capt. Jordan Tappero shared a powerful and honest essay about what it was really like fighting Ebola in Liberia with the United States Government’s Disaster Assistance Response Team. He had witnessed conditions so troubling during his time in Liberia that he couldn’t even tell his family. He also risked h......
VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Ebola message to world leaders

VIDEO: Idris Elba’s Ebola message to world leaders

Actor Idris Elba told world leaders to take urgent action on Ebola from the Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City this week. His message is a part of a short crowdsourced film being sent to world leaders at the UN General Assembly. Idris put special emphasis on the Ebola crisis, which has claimed the lives of near......
Meet Angolan transparency champion Rafael Marques

Meet Angolan transparency champion Rafael Marques

In Angola, fighting corruption is not a popular line of work. Oftentimes, powerful businessmen and political figures are the culprits, and for activists, whistle-blowing can potentially put their lives in danger. But Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais has devoted his entire career to increasing transparency in his c......
In Photos: Living in quarantine to contain the Ebola virus

In Photos: Living in quarantine to contain the Ebola virus

Photos by Frances Kennedy, WFP In Liberia, one of countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, neighborhoods like Dolo’s Town and West Point were being quarantined to contain the spread of the virus. The quarantine has since been lifted, but for a period of 21 days, it changed daily life for thousands of Liberians. Th......
Got 3 minutes? Find out how secrecy & corruption hurt the world’s poorest

Got 3 minutes? Find out how secrecy & corruption hurt the world’s poorest

ONE just launched a new report with this shocking fact: at least one trillion dollars is siphoned out of poor countries EACH year, robbing governments of valuable resources that could be used to fund the fight against extreme poverty, disease and hunger. Why is this happening exactly? Well, you can read our report to find ou......
Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola

Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola

This post was updated on October 20, 2014 While much attention has turned to the work governments are doing to address the Ebola crisis, non-government organizations are still working tirelessly, on the ground, to combat this outbreak. You can be a part of the solution by donating to organizations that are providing vital sup......
Your thoughts: Is this dad crazy? Or genius?

Your thoughts: Is this dad crazy? Or genius?

When we saw this article, “A Dad Took His Sons to Israel and Syria to Show Them the Difference Between War and Video Games,” on RYOT News, we were flabbergasted and fascinated all at the same time. Was it a genius move? Or was it just plain reckless? We asked ONE members on Twitter, Facebook…...
Mark your calendar! Two events on MDG6 progress

Mark your calendar! Two events on MDG6 progress

August 18, 2014 marks the 500-day milestone until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 8 goals established by the United Nations and governments around the world to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. Join in around the world to raise awareness of the progress made through the MDGs a......
Twitter Chat: Ask White House spokesperson Ned Price a question

Twitter Chat: Ask White House spokesperson Ned Price a question

UPDATE: This post was changed on 1:40PM ET, August 7, 2014. Ben Rhodes was not able to participate last minute.  NOTE: This event has already passed. See a transcript of this chat here.  Ned Price, Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications at the White House, will be joining ONE for a Twitter chat......
What’s the first word you think of when…

What’s the first word you think of when…

Photos and video by Elizabeth Brady. We asked our VIP guests at ONE’s US Africa Leaders Summit bash to play a word association game with us yesterday. We showed them a random word, and they shared the first word that popped up in their heads. For some people, it was easy – and for others, it was a…...
VIDEO: Behind the scenes with ONE’s Do Agric artists

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with ONE’s Do Agric artists

ONE brought over a group of top African artists to perform at the US Africa Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. These musicians – D’banj, Omawumi Megbele, Fally Ipupa, Judith Sephuma, Wax Dey, Victoria Kimani, A.Y., Femi Kuti and Buffalo Souljah – were part of ONE’s Cocoa Na Chocolate vi......