Aid and Development

Volunteer Kevin Tran stacks bins of donated food for weekend backpacks for 64 students at Thorndyke Elementary school in Tukwila. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

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In the midst of Seattle's economic boom, a Tukwila elementary school is struggling to provide for students in need of shoes, food and beds.

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A group of Nepali students and faculty members is collecting money to help rebuild a small town largely destroyed in the recent earthquake.

(Photo courtesy of World Vision)

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Should your slice of the $21.9 billion Americans will spend Mother's Day presents this year go to help a mom in the developing world?

At the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, water activists Jenneh Corkern, left, 17, and Grace Clipson, 15. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

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Jenneh Corkern, who grew up in a Liberian orphanage without clean water, has inspired other Seattleites to fundriase for global water access.

Young Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son Ahmed, 1984

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The crisis in Yemen explained: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the complex web of alliances that's tearing apart the Middle East’s poorest country