Humanitarian

Fighting a life-threatening disease with … shrimp?

Researchers are working in Nigeria to help curb the spread of a potentially deadly parasite. And it all starts with a tiny, bug-eyed crustacean.

This children's nonprofit takes saving lives to heart

Save a Child's Heart has provided life-saving treatments to more than 4,500 kids from 58 countries.

Here's a way to make your charitable giving easier – and more personal

A new app ties your donations to your social media, your everyday purchases or whatever you choose.

5 women Nobel Prize winners you should know

These laureates may not be household names, but their contributions helped change the world.

At Israeli hospital, this clown is part of the medical team

David 'Dush' Barashi is offering more than smiles on his rounds at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Tel Aviv high school students invent superfood to help malnourished African children

Israeli teens travel from Rwanda to Uganda to set up Spirulina labs.

Former Israeli supermodel launches Tribu, an app that makes volunteering easy

Michaela Bercu has gone from the cover of Vogue to connecting volunteers with worthy causes.

Israeli woman offers humanitarian aid across the globe

Gal Lusky and her Israeli Flying Aid organization helps save lives after disasters.

Bill and Melinda Gates team up with Israeli tech company to help African children

EarlySense device wirelessly monitors babies in their hospital cribs to track life-threatening issues.

Here are the Israelis we’re glad we met this year

Olympians, survivors, mavericks and clowns all made our 2018 list of the most inspirational people.

In California wildfire aftermath, Israeli aid groups rush in

IsraAid gears up to help survivors following one of the deadliest fires in U.S. history, hoping to 'promote community resilience.'

Clowns on a mission: Making wishes come true for sick children

On a shoestring budget, 100 clowns in Israel have jumped into action.

Promoting a culture of kindness, one dance at a time

Orly Wahba has become the queen of nice at a time when the world needs her most.

Globetrotting humanitarians arrive in North Carolina, Indonesia and the Philippines

It's been a busy time for IsraAid, which has responded to hurricanes, tsunamis and typhoons in recent weeks.

This 11-year-old girl is sewing handbags to raise money for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Her funds will help put water filters in people's homes so they have clean water to drink.