Chris Herlinger is a contributing writer to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.

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Environmental vulnerabilities are linked to every other problem in Haiti

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti —​ "We are all seeing how natural disasters are increasing in intensity as well as the devastating effects on people in their paths. Communities in Haiti, especially farmers, are trying their best to adjust accordingly, but more is needed."

UN women's commission agrees on measures to empower rural women, girls

Global Sisters Report: Capping two weeks of meetings, the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women is calling for stepped-up efforts to empower a largely ignored group — rural women and girls.​

At UN development meetings, sisters present pathways to eradicate poverty

Global Sisters Report: The Commission for Social Development, the U.N. body charged with supporting and monitoring global development progress, met Jan. 29-Feb. 7. 

At Haitian-Dominican border, shelter protects children from human trafficking

Global Sisters Report: ​​The story of 15-year-old Prospélanda Aimé illustrates the dangers of trafficking and why the issue is so potent to religious sisters worldwide.