Birger Stamperdahl


Connecting Philanthropy and Aid for Pakistan’s Flood Survivors

August 18, 2010


In the farmland regions of Pakistan’s southern Punjab, what used to be fields are now covered with water. Acknowledged as the worst humanitarian crisis in Pakistan’s history, flooding that began three weeks ago in northwestern Pakistan has now displaced more than 20 million people. Pakistani families carry their belongs in search of higher ground…. Read more


Three Years Later, Conflicts in Tsunami Areas Have Taken Very Different Directions

December 19, 2007


The devastation of the 2004 tsunami came on the heels of two separate, decades-long conflicts between insurgent armies and the governments in Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia. These conflicts had led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, but they progressed very differently after the disaster: Aceh moved toward peace, while Sri Lanka was engul… Read more