International Development And Relief: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

Have you ever wondered what a hero looks like? Verge is proud to introduce our 2009 Global Heroes: 14 men and women who are doing their part to make a difference in the developing world.
Volunteer teacher Cheryl Dunkerton finds that Mongolian students juggle more than just exams in order to make it through school.
Julia Steinecke finds it easy to meet NGOs and community organizations, like Big Brother Mouse.
It's one thing to put the roof back on a house—what about rebuilding young lives in a Caribbean economy torn apart by hurricanes?
Armed with needle and thread, Carrie-Jane Williams helps Ugandan girls stay in school.
Young Canadian volunteers with Médicins Sans Frontières talk about braving some of the world's worst conflict zones to deliver help where it's desperately needed.
The people of Cha'llapampa, Bolivia, want to encourage tourism. Four student volunteers want to help. But where do you start?
Doctors Without Borders Canada founder, Dr. Richard Heinzl has travelled to 75 countries (and counting.) He speaks with Verge about living life adventurously.
After decades of war, resignation has replaced hope for many young Afghans who have never seen peace.
The challenges of beating HIV/AIDS in Africa are enormous—but the spirit of its young people may be even greater. 
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