Author: Communications Director

By Evan Gray, Blog Writer Usually, we think of an anniversary as a positive milestone, a time to look back on past accomplishments and celebrate the progress that’s been made over the years. However, as 2015 rolls around, marking the 10-year anniversary of STAND’s founding in response to the multiple humanitarian crises in Sudan, there… Read More


By Chad Rickaby, Blog Writer The Central African Republic requires immediate attention from, and action by, the global community. Their internal conflict – simplified to be mainly between Christian militias operating under the name ‘anti balaka’, and the Muslim (ex)‘seleka’ group (claimed to have disbanded, but many members remain armed and violent) – has created… Read More


By Sho Shibata, Blog Writer A majority of public dialogue around the ongoing crises in the Middle East condemns the aggressive geo-political expansion of ISIS’ (or ISIL – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant) strategies and goals. This expansion has spurred a humanitarian crisis in the region and in particular in Northern Iraq.… Read More


By Evan Gray, Blog Writer Since January 2nd, the deadline for the surrender of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), UN and Congolese forces have begun preparations for a major military offensive against the Hutu rebel group, which has wreaked havoc in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since its formation in… Read More