Aid and Development

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.