Delivering aid with dignity

International law establishes that all people affected by humanitarian crises — natural disasters, war, and other conflict — have an equal right to aid and assistance with dignity. Grassroots experience shows, however, that this right is one of the first casualties of a crisis.

Disasters and conflict don’t affect everyone the same way; they rearrange existing inequalities. In times of crisis, your race, class, gender, religion, ethnicity, political beliefs, and immigration status all affect your situation, your ability to access aid and protection, and your chances of rebuilding your life. In responding to major natural disasters and forgotten conflicts, UUSC finds out who is getting left behind in relief efforts because of who they are and helps them access aid, protection, and recovery assistance.

Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas Living through the hardships of everyday life can be traumatic,...
From UUSC
In case you missed the great news, President Barack Obama signed the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act into law on August 8! This law will bolster...
This story of Nancy Vilce and Marie Obethe Moise, from the Association for the Promotion of Integral Family Healthcare, is presented as part of UUSC'...
Imagine being forced to leave your home, your community, your country. Whether the impetus is war, political persecution, or natural disaster, one...
From UUSC
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) affirms the right of Israel to exist in peace and security and condemns all attacks on Israeli...
Today the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Assessing Progress in Act! This bill, which was also passed by the Senate and is expected to...

Reflections on the Haiti Eco-Villages

When I tell people I’ve been to Haiti, their voices often shift to a register of sadness and pity...

The sixth eco-village, which UUSC has partnered with the Papaye Peasant Movement in Haiti to make a reality, is almost complete! See additional eco-...
Watch UUSC President and CEO Bill Schulz deliver UUSC's report at the recent General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association !
Last month, we asked you to help us urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) to release the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act to the Senate...

Pages