Tag: Humanitarian

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    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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    “We’ve been Muslims for 1400 years,” says Abdul Sattar Edhi, a one-man charity in Karachi who runs an ambulance service and with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, oversees orphanages, schools, nurseries, and shelters for thousands of women and children. “Why don’t we become human beings? God doesn’t just love Muslims. He loves human beings.” More

    August 19, 2011 | Comments (10)

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    “The biggest challenge is the sheer volume of people,” says Tony Hall, former US ambassador to the UN World Food Program. Every day an estimated 1,500 malnourished refugees cross the Somalia-Kenya border to escape Somalia’s widening famine. More

    August 12, 2011 | Comments (2)

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    “We are focusing on regime change, not just protecting the Libyan civilians, and that will likely prolong the war and increase the risk to the very civilians we’re purportedly there to protect,” says Gerard Powers, director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments (2)

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    Watch more of our conversation about Libya, humanitarian intervention, and the ethical questions being raised by NATO’s current military strategy.

    June 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

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    As debate grows over US involvement in NATO’s intervention in the Libyan civil war, watch an excerpt about Libya from our May 23 interview with the force commander of the UN Assistance Mission to Rwanda in 1993-1994 and the author of “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.” More

    May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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    Millions of women in the developing world suffer from obstetric fistulas and are outcasts in their societies, but a medical missionary from Australia has spent much of her life working to eradicate the condition. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments (5)

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    A Yale Law School professor considers what force should be used for in a just world and says intervening militarily to protect people being slaughtered by their own government is “an enormous break with America’s practice.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments (2)

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    In a new book called “The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama,” Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter ponders the vocabulary of just and unjust war and the significance of using the American military for humanitarian interventions. More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments (3)

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    “If Libya is not clearly distinguished by extraordinary violence, then the president’s claim that protecting civilians is the primary purpose of intervening in Libya is very weak indeed.” More

    March 29, 2011 | Comments (2)

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