World Refugee Day: five ways to support newcomers and migrants 

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration  UNHCR estimates that there are more than 100 million forcibly displaced people globally today. The number reached 89 million at the end of 2021, according to the latest report on global displacement, and has continued to rise over the past … More World Refugee Day: five ways to support newcomers and migrants 

Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

By Zuhal Sharp, Service and Networking Programs Senior Specialist, Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary Action Groups are undiscovered gems in the Rotary family. Many of our members have heard of them, but few are fully aware of their purpose, scope, and the opportunities they offer.    Rotary Action Groups are international, RI-recognized groups whose members … More Rediscover Rotary Action Groups

Supporting the resettlement of refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration According to the latest statistics from UNHCR, an estimated 84 million people have been forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2021. Within this group, 26.6 million are refugees and 4.4 million are seeking asylum. As the number of displaced individuals grows … More Supporting the resettlement of refugees

Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

By Sneha Saloni and the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention “If you do not understand someone’s story, how would you understand someone’s pain?” Jurgen Marx (Badenhorst), a photographer from Pretoria, South Africa, has been chronicling people’s emotions during Rotary member-led public health programs to create a conversation about the importance of … More Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

Committing to health advancements amidst a global pandemic

By Rotary Service & Engagement staff Since it was first declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by the World Health Organization, the United Nations reports the novel coronavirus outbreak has halted or reversed progress in health around the world. 90% of countries are still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services and … More Committing to health advancements amidst a global pandemic

Increase your impact during Rotary Foundation month

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff The Rotary Foundation enables Rotary members to carry out projects that make a difference locally and around the world. It makes projects, funded with Foundation grants, possible which brings sustainable improvement to communities in need. During Rotary year 2020-21, a year that communities needed our help more than ever, … More Increase your impact during Rotary Foundation month

BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Basic Education and Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians and Rotaractors this year, as we come to see the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group is offering three excellent opportunities to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities. … More BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Webinars and support for WASH projects

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group During World Water Week, 23-27 August, allow me to share some staggering facts regarding water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries: 50% of the healthcare facilities lack access to piped water 33% lack improved sanitation 39% lack soap for … More Webinars and support for WASH projects