Cyclone Pam left behind devastation all along the string of some 80 islands that make up Vanuatu. Luxury yachts pitched in to help, bringing aid to remote locations.
Ethnic minorities in Japan didn't have a reliable source of news in their own languages – such as what to do if an earthquake strikes.
Around the world, cities threatened by increasingly severe floods and droughts are looking for ways to cope – and finding innovative solutions.
As 2015 dawns, the West African community in Dallas is no longer the focus of Ebola fears. It can turn its attention to helping those in need in places like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Handing out goods such as tents and blankets may not be the most effective way to help those displaced by war or disasters. Refugees may know their own needs best.
The Search Dog Foundation partners dogs rescued from shelters with firefighters to help find victims buried in the wreckage of disasters.
The web-based journalist is one of the few in Japan who continue to visit the region around Fukushima and give a voice to those who have been affected.
The New York Legal Assistance Group has worked hand-in-hand with Sandy victims to try to make the arduous road to recovery a little easier.
Inspired by the work of an American missionary long ago, Seiji Yoshimura helps out at disaster sites across Asia, including in his native Japan.
In April 1997, a public bank was able to respond to a massive flood in Grand Forks, N.D., in ways that privately owned banks could not or, perhaps, would not. Could public banks help in other disasters, such as superstorm Sandy?
Radio stations that broadcast in local dialects along Bangladesh’s coast warn residents about storms and help farmers cope with erratic weather.
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