Alyssa Cogan’s stories
Afghanistan: Women breaking down barriers in southern Afghanistan
Vocational training and a revolutionary new women's market are giving many women the opportunity to earn their own income for the first time.
South Sudan: Critical need for clean water and sanitation as violence continues
More than 900,000 have been displaced by conflict in South Sudan. As humanitarian conditions worsen, we're working tirelessly to meet emergency needs of vulnerable families in Unity State.
Central African Republic: Distributing food, addressing sanitation needs as violence spreads
The situation continues to deteriorate in CAR, where we are helping prevent the spread of disease and rushing supplies to families uprooted by fighting.
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: The human toll of the Syria crisis must be addressed long term
As civil war enters its fourth year, we're helping refugees and host countries cope with prolonged displacement — and urge international leaders to do the same.
Lebanon, Syria: Severe storm and freezing temperatures stress refugees' urgent winter needs
We're providing clothing and heating supplies to Syrian families who fled to Lebanon with nothing to prepare them for harsh winter conditions.
Philippines: Families begin to move forward after Typhoon Haiyan
A month after natural disaster ravaged the Philippines, reconstruction kit distributions help families start to rebuild their homes — and their lives.
Quick facts: What you need to know about Super Typhoon Haiyan
It's one of the worst disasters in recent history. See the map of Haiyan's impact in the Philippines — and the response to help survivors.
India: Shelter for families displaced by Cyclone Phailin
Evacuations saved lives, but the massive storm left hundreds of thousands without homes and electricity as winter approaches.
Central African Republic: Increased violence and displacement put millions at risk, raise international concerns
A recent meeting of UN and NGO emergency directors highlighted the country's profound humanitarian crisis that cannot be ignored.
Ethiopia: From hungry to healthy: Saving children in the Horn of Africa
In the two years since famine ravaged East Africa, our mobile health teams have helped feed more than 70,000 malnourished mothers and children.