Sakeena Yacoobi and Healthy Mothers

I have been watching the Ashoka Healthy Mother Competition with interest. Maternal Health is one of my passions; I studied it in graduate school and it has been part of … more Blood & Milk…


Humanitarian neutrality isn’t dead because it never existed

Humanitarian neutrality is dead. The sooner we stop mauling its rotting corpse, the better off we’ll all be. In fact, I don’t believe humanitarian neutrality ever existed. It’s not a … more Blood & Milk…


Aid worker kidnappings in Afghanistan

Two Afghan aid workers just went missing north of Kabul. It is assumed they were kidnapped. Afghanistan’s really bad territory for aid workers, we all knew that. But it hits … more Blood & Milk…


AFP: Fate of US aid worker a mystery two months on, say officials

AFP: Fate of US aid worker a mystery two months on, say officials My news about Cyd Mizell may have been premature. We can hope, at least. Relevant article: BBC … more Blood & Milk…


Business Life – Kabul’s war for talent

The Financial Times discusses recruiting for Kabul. FT often has excellent coverage on the nitty-gritty of relief and development work. This articles talks about the challenges of recruiting: “Humanitarian-type people … more Blood & Milk…


U.S. Aid Worker Killed in Afghanistan – World – CBN News

U.S. Aid Worker Killed in Afghanistan. I’m sorry. It looks like Cyd Mizell and Muhammad Hadi were killed. There is a statement on the Asian Rural Life Development Foundation website.


Sarah Chayes on Bill Moyers

Sarah Chayes on Bill Moyers “I don’t think hope is relevant.” Sarah Chayes was a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor in Afghanistan. She stayed in Afghanistan and is now … more Blood & Milk…