Talking Points: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Of Our TimeA Minnesota organization that has been helping 2.5 million refugees a year for more than 30 years is warning that the Syrian refugee crisis could soon get worse.
Minn. Lawmakers Call For Washington To Accept More Syrian RefugeesTerrible images from the civil war in Syria are prompting United States lawmakers to discuss allowing more refugees to enter the country.
Minn. Doctors, Nurses Heading To Liberia To Fight EbolaA group of nurses and doctors have boarded a flight to Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola.
Minnesota Health Care Workers To Join Ebola FightAs a nurse, Doris Parker says she is used to being exposed to AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, so she's not afraid to return to Liberia to help her native country fight a deadly Ebola outbreak. "I have a strong conviction this is what I need to do," said Parker, a Minnesota medical surgical nurse who leaves Thursday with a group of medical responders bound for the West African nation. "As a nurse, we're trained to help, to take care of the sick."
Minnesota Relief Workers Helping With Syrian CrisisSome Minnesotans are helping people fleeing the crisis in Syria. One Minnesota Relief Worker from the American Refugee Committee will be flying to Jordan Tuesday afternoon to assist with the emergency efforts there.
US Gives Another $23M In Grants For Famine ReliefHouse minority leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Tim Walz will participate in a public forum about the ongoing famine in the Horn of Africa.
Local Somalis Mobilize For Famine Relief In Their HomelandUNICEF estimates that more than three million children are suffering in Somalia's famine. Various relief efforts are underway in Minneapolis, which is home to the largest Somali immigrant community in the United States.
Giving Up Life In Minnesota To Help HaitiWhen the earthquake struck Haiti one year ago, many people wanted to help. A lot of people donated money, while others were compelled to volunteer.