• Humanitarian Guest Blog | The Good Samaritan

    Want to write for a humanitarian blog? Do you have useful information to provide other humanitarian workers or people who are interested in joining humanitarian causes? Are you an expert on humanitarian law or policy? Do you a unique idea that isn’t listed, but would be useful for our readers? If so, email us with …

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  • So you are an Expat?

    Are you an Expatriate  ( Expat) or a new Humanitarian worker, a volunteer or just someone who is ready to start your new mission and journey in another country?  Do you know what you need to to know and what to take with you? Every year, thousands of relief workers start their journeys into the world …

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  • I know Expat, You Want a Cool Backpack.

    Read before you spend your money. Selecting a backpack for a mission is not easy as there are so many cool options with great level of difference in pricing. But here are some tips which can make your choice easier.  When you want to choose a backpack for your travels, you need to think about …

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  • How To Protect Yourself From Malaria

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    This saying is so dam true: ” If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a Mosquito.” By Anita Roddick Having been in all regions of the world, mosquitoes can turn your night into hell so you better watch your ass. I remember those very hot nights of …

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  • Do you know how to fill your stomach?

    Yup, you need to eat. In fact, eating is one of the best therapies during stressful days in the field. But, do you know how to cook? If you have not cooked in your life, the time has come.  Some organizations provide Expats with cooks and cleaners and some do not. So if you do …

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  • Top Agencies in the Field

    As an Expat in development industry, you have a choice who to work for.  The industry is divided into these main areas: Non-Governmental Organizations United Nations Agencies Foundations who could be implementers or donors Government Contractors Government agencies Various multi-laterals or you can just be a consultant doing freelance work Volunteer organizations or programs such …

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  • Please DO NOT TAKE MY PHOTO.

    When first going to the field, you are excited by the new world you are going to see. Extraordinary nature, exotic animals, interesting people, and lots of crazy stuff – you want to keep the memories, you want to share with your friends, family, and social media. For some people it’s tempting to show skinny …

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  • Expat Backpack

    There is a smell under your nose, a taste under your tongue, and a place in your heart that needs your hands with kindness and respect. I know what you feel. I have been there and still going through these moments as soon as I want to start a new mission whether it is go …

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