World Humanitarian Day 2012

This is a day to examine our own lives and consider what more we can do to help—to reach out to people enduring conflict, disaster, and hardship. –U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Today is internationally recognized as World Humanitarian Day. Designated by the...

Refugee Crisis Escalates in Syria

Last night, 78 more Syrian civilians were mercilessly slaughtered in a small farming town in the province of Hama. The victims were mostly women and children—innocent and completely defenseless—marking yet another astonishing tragedy in this unfolding crisis. Children...

Your Voice Can Change the World

Last Friday, I had the great privilege of speaking to 11,000 students at Liberty University’s very first convocation of the year. As with all my experiences speaking at my alma mater, the overwhelming energy of the student body gives me great hope for the next...

Horn of Africa Crisis Continues

My experience at Dadaab refugee camp, as you will see in this video, rivals any humanitarian crisis I’ve ever witnessed. In a dusty haze that cloaked the entire camp in an eerie hue of red, I sensed helplessness; I saw hollow eyes and empty hands; I touched the sick...

From the Field: A Day in Dadaab

Today, I spent the entire day at the Dadaab refugee camp on the Somali border. Now considered to be the largest refugee camp in the world, 25,000 people have already perished here, most of them being children. Perhaps one of the most tragic of these realities is that...
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