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Sex Toys, Winter Coats, And Spanish Flags: The Uselessness Of Post-Disaster Donations

Years of studying disaster relief has led Jose Holguin-Veras to a few simple truths about donations. While tiger costumes and Viagra aren't going to...

The Problem With Little White Girls, Boys And Voluntourism

After six years of working in and traveling through a number of different countries where white people are in the numerical minority, I've come to realize that there is one place being white is not only a hindrance, but negative -- most of the develo...

Why You Should Consider Canceling Your Short-Term Mission Trips

Short-term missions is fraught with problems, and many wish such trips did not exist, at least in the common form today.

Toward Better Short-Term Missions

The Gospel Coalition is a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ

What You Need To Know Before Donating To Earthquake Relief For Nepal

The earlier you give, the better. In the days after a disaster, outside help is critical. But you need to be careful. For example, you might think twice if a charity hasn't worked in Nepal till now.

Haiti volunteer trip: we asked, you (all 250+ of you!) reached out

Your energy, your stories, and your passion are inspiring. Haiti- get ready for us!

Destin-Nation Japan: Voluntourism After The Disaster (PHOTOS)

After the earthquake triggered the tsunami and the tsunami sparked the nuclear meltdown, the world looked towards Japan - long an economic overachiever and regional powerhouse - in a way it hadn't in

Why you shouldn’t run out to volunteer for disaster relief

Volunteering for relief work? Here are some considerations.

VolunTourism.org Travel and Volunteer Opportunities

How to create a successful Voluntourism Program Or Trip.

Voluntourism Vs. Disaster Capitalism

Coincidentally, the evening before the big earthquake in Nepal, I watched Vice On HBO’s report on the confounding money pit Haiti has become after their devastating 2010 earthquake (below is a debriefing by Vice Reporter, Vikram Gandhi). Like many who’ve donated money to Haiti, the report was beyond frustrating to see. Unfortunately it is not...

Voluntourism Vs. Disaster Capitalism

Coincidentally, the evening before the big earthquake in Nepal, I watched Vice On HBO’s report on the confounding money pit Haiti has become after their devastating 2010 earthquake (below is a debriefing by Vice Reporter, Vikram Gandhi). Like many who’ve donated money to Haiti, the report was beyond frustrating to see. Unfortunately it is not...

Haitian Money Pit: VICE on HBO Debrief (Episode 7)

After the earthquake in 2010 nearly $10 billion dollars of foreign aid was pledged to rebuild Haiti. Vikram Gandhi went to see just how that money is being p...

Show me the money - American Red Cross in Nepal

For over a decade, investigators have pored over questions of mismanagement and corruption in the American Red Cross (ARC). A stunning investigation, released by NPR and Propublica last week, produced a firm conclusion: ARC collected $488 million in donations, but it only built six permanent houses

Here's how oil, population, and trade affect disaster aid flows

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece for Vox that examined how media coverage of certain natural disasters - or the lack thereof - can significantly affect both the likelihood of a country getting relief assistance and, if it does, the amount it receives.

Payday for Ice Bucket Challenge’s Mocked Slacktivists

The fund-raising campaign that went viral last year contributed to what scientists say is a breakthrough in A.L.S. research.