Lanny Cordola, a US rocker, had toured with well-known names in music, and he had appeared in a couple of episodes of the ABC comedy as a musician. But everything changed when he learned about two attacks in Afghanistan.
Under Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees program, ordinary citizens can take a frontline role in aiding those who have been through immense challenges.
Jan Lisiecki, age 22, has already performed at Carnegie Hall and recorded several albums. He’s also made humanitarian work a priority, spending time with young Syrian refugees and other children.
The Bond Humanitarian Award has been given to aid worker Bassam Hawas Quru, who is helping people displaced by violence in northern Iraq.
Many Croatians have rallied around the refugees from war-torn countries including Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 'We went through this 25 years ago,' says a worker at a migrant center.
Franklin Frake works for the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides assistance to displaced pets, and their owners, during and after a disaster involving their home.
Five months ago, epic rainfalls swept through West Virginia. Now, one town has put out a call to churches, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers to help repair and winterize homes.
Takehiko Yoshizawa’s Japan Car Sharing Association has aided residents since the 2011 tsunami. The effort expanded this year after twin earthquakes in southern Japan.
More than half of people in 140 countries surveyed had helped strangers – with many of the most generous in countries hit by disaster and war.
Kaitlyn Hoffman, a sophomore in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., collected enough donations to load up a small trailer plus a 53-foot tractor-trailer.
All Hands Volunteers has enabled more than 35,000 people to bring aid to places ranging from post-Sandy Brooklyn to Ofunato, Japan, after the 2011 tsunami.
This will be a key theme at the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey next week, where a Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation will be launched.
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