Aid and Development

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Monica Feliu-Mojer, a biostatistics scientist, is reshaping her field in Seattle and at home in Puerto Rico.

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Taking in a teenager from a conflict zone halfway around the world might not be for everyone. But some globally-oriented Northwest families are opening...

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A international lawyer turned policy analyst, Sahar Fathi, is a powerhouse of social change on a mission to shakeup how city policy is made. When...

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Meet Majd Baniodeh. Sitting down for a Q&A, she takes me on the incredible journey of her life and through her dreams for a...

Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

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A visit to an impoverished village in Veracruz uncovers a shared trauma, and the shared strength to overcome abuse.

Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

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Una visita a un pueblo empobrecido en Veracruz revela un trauma, y la fuerza compartida para superar el abuso. Read in English Ser capaz de admitir que...

Rio Blanco residents hold a sign near their blockade of the access road that to a proposed dam project. (Photo by Madeline McClure)

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A fraudulent election is another disturbing sign that U.S.-supported impunity is back in Central America.

Anurag Mairal works at PATH, where a suit has been made to control bleeding after childbirth. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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Innovators from Washington state blend high-tech research and pragmatic application to create cool, surprising and even downright weird global-health inventions. “It looks like a wet...

Women and children receive typhoon relief aid last month. (Photo courtesy Balsa Mindanao)

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On International Migrants' Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality. This International Migrants’ Day, I’m still...

An elder Salvadoran man who survived the armed conflict is preparing a poster memorializing slain family members for the annual “Encuentro de Victimas” (Meeting of Victims) in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Alex Montalvo)

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In the Eighties, Seattle was a hub for resistance to U.S. funded human rights abuses in Central America. With new hope for justice in...

UW United Students Against Sweatshops demonstrates outside a local GAP store with a Bangladeshi survivor of the Tazreen factory fire. (Photo courtesy Emily Garverick)

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How three UW organizations are harnessing the power of college student idealism to help the world's poor. The University of Washington is gigantic. It enrolls...

(Photo by Kelly Ranck)

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In most countries having domestic servants is a fact of middle class life. So why do we Seattleites have such a taboo against it? Upon...

Ethiopian women fill up jugs at a water point constructed by a Seattle-based NGO. (Photo courtesy Water 1st International)

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If your holiday spirit is more about giving than consuming, today is a perfect day to help local charities have a positive global impact.

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After seeing the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf, relief work in the Philippines will be anything but a quick fix.  I confess that...

The Mona Foundation, which raises funds to support international education projects, such as the Association for the Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM) in Brazil, is one of hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized charities in the U.S. not rated by Charity Navigator. (Photo courtesy The Mona Foundation)

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Many Northwest-based global nonprofits are frustrated that they are too small to get reviewed and vetted by the influential Charity Navigator. When you make a...

Jozlyn Pelk in Guatemala (Photo by Gloria Mayne / The Seattle International Foundation)

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For Jozlyn Pelk, the first Seattle Ambassador Program honoree, it took leaving the country for the first time to discover the vast opportunities to...

Children who live on Rusinga Island in western Kenya. (Photo by Jason Koenig)

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In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism. The Al-Shabaab terror attack on Westgate Mall last week was...

Relief supplies are delivered to earthquake victims in Awaran. Pakistan's military is coordinating relief efforts but international funding drives have been lacking. (Photo courtesy Hina Baloch)

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Crucial earthquake relief efforts in a long-neglected region of Pakistan have been hampered by internal politics and a lack of international media interest. “Will there be...

Alpacas: the cutest way to alleviate poverty in Peru. (Photo courtesy Heifer International)

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What happens when donors give directly to the world's poor, without any conditions or accountability?   It’s no surprise that the world of philanthropy is...

Seattle resident Hawo Abdi Farah, a Somali, is worried about possible bank-transfer restrictions that would affect her ability to wire money to relatives in Somalia. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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Immigrants in the Northwest send millions of dollars to relatives Somalia every year. But international banks backpedalling from anti-terrorism laws could cut off the...

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Filipinos who live on less than $2 a day are being hurt, not helped, by their country's economic boom. I met Barbie Rergio on a...