Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which has been awarded the Hilton Humanitarian Prize for helping millions in crisis, talks about unprecedented challenges and dreams of a better future.
From 2017 to 2021, Mark Lowcock was the U.N.'s "relief chief," the world's most senior humanitarian official. He talks to NPR about what inspired him and why crises are getting worse.
Dr Atul Gawande, the surgeon and bestselling health writer talks, to NPR about the problems he has inherited as the new head of USAID's global health office.
The second Global COVID-19 Summit aimed to refocus the world's attention on the pandemic. Here's what governments and members of the private and public sector pledged to do.
That's what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization and others ask in the wake of the outpouring of money to help Ukrainian victims of the war amid record levels of global hunger.
Jeremy Konyndyk, executive director of USAID's COVID task force, shares his perspective on the U.S.' efforts to donate and distribute vaccines to low-income nations.
The New Humanitarian has compiled its list of the conflicts, disasters and threats to watch this year. Editor Josephine Schmidt discusses how they came up with the list.
Like any government agency, the biggest American foreign aid group has its problems. This week, its new administrator Samantha Power outlined her solutions.
The U.S. has pledged to deliver 1.1 billion doses of COVID vaccines to countries in need. Billions more are needed. NPR interviewed the State Department's global vaccine coordinator to learn more.
Joel Charny, who worked in humanitarian aid for 40 years, speaks candidly about how humanitarianism has changed — and why people shouldn't treat aid workers as if they wear haloes.
Now that the Taliban are back in power, aid agencies in Afghanistan are bracing for an uncertain future — and hope to maintain the progress they've made over the past two decades.
They have to figure out how to distribute the vaccines — and keep their citizens interested in getting their jab — without knowing when supplies will arrive.
Amid India's COVID surge, regular folks are channeling their time, talents and resources to support their neighbors — and strangers, too. Public health experts say it's making a real impact.