Aid and Development

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he will pledge $32 billion to charity, including women's causes, citing the Gates Foundation as inspiration.

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Seattle Ethiopians hope that the upcoming Obama visit to Ethiopia will help U.S. residents see a different side to the nation.

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A new documentary, "Kenbe Fem," featuring David Pierre-Louis' efforts to rebuild his family's hometown in Haiti debuts this Thursday, June 25.

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Mayors sign resolution calling for feds to find a way for families to resume sending remittances to Somalia.

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Want to contribute to Nepal earthquake relief? New investigations show you might be better off going grassroots and avoiding big aid organizations.

Paul Nyambe has gotten support from Fledge to develop his business, ZamGoat. He hopes to build a goat-meat market not only in Zambia but globally. (Jama Abdirahman)

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These entrepreneurs aren’t promoting apps and gadgets. They’re pitching businesses that will further development of their home countries — from Argentina to Zambia

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Aid organizations are marking World Clubfoot Day to call attention to a simple treatment for a condition that's left millions unable to walk.

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

The Specialty Coffee Association of the Americas conference in Seattle this week is all about improving the experiences of coffee consumers. But some participants are looking at how it can improve the lot of growers too. (Photo courtesy SCAA)

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A giant coffee conference held in Seattle this week will include local efforts to help coffee farmers escape poverty.

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Seattle Afghans gather at a vigil remember the brutal March 19 murder of Farkhunda, calling for justice in a case that has gripped the nation.

Ukrainians, Russians, and Americans standing together for "Seattle in memory of Boris Nemtsov and support of Nadejda Savchenko," a rally organized by Seattle-based Russian-Americans and UAWS. (Courtesy photo)

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The Ukrainian Association of Washington State has gone from promoting folk dancing to providing humanitarian relief for the war in Eastern Ukraine.

Children in a camp for Syrian refugees clamor for aid distributed by SACCWA. (Courtesy photo)

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The founder of a local aid organization helping refugees from the crisis in Syria says donations have all but dried up.

Khagindra Rijal shares his experiences living as a Bhatanese refugee in Nepal. (Photo by Megan Herndon)

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A "Refugee Story Circle" video chat connected young Seattle refugees with Brazil, Qatar and beyond to share their stories of finding a new home.

Rainier Valley Food Bank volunteers used the Japanese Kaizen philosophy to resolve food-bank “choke points.” (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

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How the strategy of “continuous improvement” developed in Japan and perfected at Starbucks is helping feed the hungry in South Seattle.

A member of a Japanese Search and Rescue team, still looking for survivors in Unosumai, Japan six days after the earthquake. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock via Flickr)

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Four years after the earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan, Seattle artists and musicians are raising money to help heal psychological and social scars.

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After four years on mission in Nicaragua, 18-year-old Josh McGrew feels like he's taking a risk by being Christian in Seattle, where less than half of people identify as religious.

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Family told that Renton woman faces 1,000 years in prison in Mexico, accused of kidnapping after organizing a community police force.