Imagine the last time you went camping. The feel of grit on your skin, the smell of campfire smoke on your clothes, and aches in your hips and back from sleeping on a thin pad probably got old after the second day. Maybe you didn’t have the right gear and felt like you were going […]
This year, we have a fun, useful gift that connects you to the inspiring refugees we get to work with on a daily basis. We are changing the shelter system: from refugees as passive receivers of poor quality shelter goods to refugees as respected producers of high-quality local shelter goods. We are starting with multi-year […]
Thousands of people in Afghanistan have a well-founded fear of reprisal, persecution, and targeted assassinations. News sources that even remotely hint how we may be misunderstanding the current and future actions/intentions of the “capital T” Taliban ignore that they have already been engaging in widespread acts of violence and torture in their retaking of the […]
Everyone has the right to adequate housing. This right is affirmed in dozens of international treaties, conventions, charters, policies, and laws. But what does adequate actually mean? Is it purely subjective, or are there standards to which we can hold one another accountable?
I first met Miriam 12 years ago. I was young, fresh out of college, and eager to do good. In an attempt to honor a passion for the Middle East, I had packed my bags and moved, sight unseen, to enroll in Arabic school. I figured learning how to speak a region’s heart language was […]