Friday, July 25, 2014
Yesterday in Gaza, an apparent Israeli strike rocked a school run by United Nations relief workers and killed at least 10 people. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it the earthquake occurred, and he writes of the terror of that day, the devastation ordinary Haitians experienced, and the monumental—yet he says misbegotten—rescue effort that followed in The Big Truck That Went By.
Monday, December 03, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The group was criticized in New York City following Hurricane Sandy when residents from Staten Island to Breezy Point were asking themselves: where is the familiar red-and-white logo of the Red Cross? But In New York, the organization works with FEMA, city agencies and other groups — meaning it is often less visible on the ground.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Every year thousands of soccer balls are donated to the developing world by relief agencies. But they often go flat, so Tim Jahnigen, with the help of Sting and others, created a new type of ball that never wears out or needs a pump.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Interested in helping with Sandy recovery but don't know where to start? Steve Streicher, Communications Director for New York Cares, and Sherry Lynn Fazio, Senior Director of External Affairs for Jersey Cares, discuss volunteering opportunities this weekend, and the role of private vs. government help for those recovering from Sandy.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and founder of the Children's Health Fund, looks at the disaster relief operation underway and talks about the roles of the various organizations, from FEMA to ad hoc grassroots groups.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
By Charlie Herman : Business and Economics Editor
As clean up efforts continue in the Catskill towns severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene, residents of New York City are helping out.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Local volunteers continue the response effort in the nation's heartland nearly a week after one of the worst tornadoes on record ripped through Joplin, Missouri, killing more than 130 people and injuring hundreds of others.