No such thing as a free cow: Rwanda program sees mixed results

“When I was given a cow, I thought it’d help me make a living and get everything I want,” said Innocent Bwicubugize, who received a cow from the Rwandan government as part of a poverty-alleviation program.
Jul 24, 2018

Israel accuses World Vision Gaza representative of funding Hamas

World Vision, based in Federal Way, said given the information available to the the charity, it has no reason to believe that the allegations are true.
Aug 5, 2016

The importance of the local in Global Health education

The classroom is the right place to practice the importance of local community input when it comes to international aid.
Jun 16, 2016

More than 200 dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan earthquake

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reports of shock waves being felt as far as New Delhi.
Oct 26, 2015

Doctors Without Borders demands probe of U.S. bombing of hospital

The United States military took responsibility on Tuesday for the air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 staff, calling it a mistake.
Oct 7, 2015

Soccer fields and chain stores: Weighing U.S. influence in Honduras

U.S. influence is part of everyday life in Honduras' capital — from youth community centers to fast food restaurants.
Sep 15, 2015

Could Syrian refugees resettle in Seattle? New group explores ideas

Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.
Sep 8, 2015

Saudi prince pledges $32B to charity, citing inspiration from Gates Foundation

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he will pledge $32 billion to charity, including women's causes, citing the Gates Foundation as inspiration.
Jul 1, 2015

Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors

Want to contribute to Nepal earthquake relief? New investigations show you might be better off going grassroots and avoiding big aid organizations.
Jun 10, 2015
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Seahawks Super Bowl shirts shipped to developing countries

Thousands of T-shirts that would have adorned happy Seahawks fans if they'd won the Super Bowl will head to developing countries for people in need.
Feb 9, 2015
David La at the UW’s Baker Laboratory is part of a team working on potential Ebola treatments, but they’re also crowdsourcing ideas over the Internet relating to a cure. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Northwest labs and donors leading the fight against Ebola

As Ebola spreads at alarming rates in West Africa, local labs are leading the race for an effective treatment.
Sep 19, 2014
A market stall in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, which is so far still relatively Ebola-free and remains under quarantine. (Photo by Karin Huster)

A plea for help from the front lines of Ebola

A Seattleite working on Ebola relief in Liberia reports a dismal lack of resources and staff on the front lines.
Sep 15, 2014
A Water 1st supporter sporting a shirt that says the name of the organization in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

For international aid orgs, an added challenge of getting immigrants involved

Seattle has a huge global aid sector, and a big immigrant population. So why aren't they working together more?
Sep 4, 2014
Girls at an orphanage outside of Nakuru, Kenya, celebrate the arrival of their menstrual kits made by the Days for Girls Ocala Florida Chapter. (Photo courtesy Days for Girls)

Simple feminine-hygiene kits empower girls

Days for Girls International provides feminine-hygiene kits for girls in parts of the world without access to commercial products.
May 9, 2014

Educate a girl. Change the world.

Sponsor Post Last year Subhasini, 15, enlisted the help of her teachers to convince her parents to let her go to school instead of getting married.
Oct 31, 2013
Janet and Semi Lotawa in Fiji, circa 1995. (Photo courtesy Janet Lotawa)

Rise Beyond the Reef launches rural development in Fiji

For Janet Lotawa, the first step to starting an international development NGO was falling in love.
Jul 13, 2013

Slum Rising explores innovations in tomorrow’s megacities

One sixth of the world’s population lives in slums, but there’s a lot more going on there than poverty. You can support Slum Rising, a new series by The Seattle Globalist uncovering what’s really going on in the world’s slums, today on Kickstarter. 
Feb 13, 2013