Crystal Wells is a roving communications officer with International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through emergency health care services and training. She has worked in the NGO sector for nine years and has traveled extensively to cover needs on the grounds and responses to wars, natural disasters, and disease outbreaks.
Although the Ebola epidemic skipped past Guinea-Bissau, the country is still very much at-risk of the virus, writes Crystal Wells, roving communications officer for International Medical Corps, in this guest commentary. How are organizations helping it prepare for a potential outbreak?
Urban poverty differs radically from poverty in rural settings and development organizations should have a more nuanced approach to address this. Concern Worldwide's Crystal Wells writes about how her organization's data collection initiative hopes to improve how aid groups respond to urban emergencies.