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2014 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Honorees

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RI is proud to award José Andrés and Forest Whitaker our organization's highest honor.

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Back From the Field: CAR and South Sudan

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Read our post-mission brief on these two humanitarian crises.

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Philippines: Typhoon Survivors Face Obstacles to Recovery

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Read our field report on the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan.

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Living on the Edge of Disaster: Climate's Human Cost

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Watch RI's short film on climate displacement by Academy-award winning documentarians Milkhaus.

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Philippines: New Approach to Emergency Response Fails Women and Girls

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Read our field report on gender-based violence in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Myanmar: Act Immediately to Protect Displaced People's Rights

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Read RI's new field report on the needs of Rohingya and Kachin IDPs.

from our blog

April 16
Jeff Crisp
Like most buildings on the seafront in Alexandria, the Nady el Togoreen or “Accountants Club” has seen better days. The concrete is crumbling, the paint is flaking, and the club’s two outdoor swimming pools have long since been emptied of water. Now they are filled with broken deck chairs and sunloungers.

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Fighting between government forces and troops loyal to the former vice-president has forced more than one million people from their homes.

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Each year, millions of people are driven from their homes by natural disasters such as floods, storms, and droughts. Most live in the world's poorest and most conflict-ridden states, and lack the resources to recover after a crisis.