COVID-19 : A Push for Paradigm Shift


Moving Fast But Standing Still

Coronavirus hit the world affecting all walks of life and businesses without early warning. The impact shifted the way people used to live, do business, and socialize. Many events that were planned ahead of time were cancelled. People found themselves caught in the dilemma of not being able to go about their business as usual, and yet not able to survive in the prevalence of  “staying-home” modus operandi.
Weaving the Future of Livelihood  by Stephan Dylan
Livelihood Project Collaborated by RefugeeStore and Urban Refugees Assistance Program in Bangkok

Earth International Foundation Innovative Humanitarian Solutions, Sustainable Livelihood DevelopmentAne Mei and her family walked thousands of kilometers from the mountains in Vietnam, crossing Laos border, and catching a bus from the Northeastern Thailand to Bangkok. Ane used to be able able to sustain a living through the cultivation of agriculture products in Vietnam. But when her land was confiscated by the authorities to paving the way for national economic development to meet the global demands for competitive mass manufacturing of various supply chains, she had no choices but to flee.

Rohingya Crisis  by Bert Lee 
Situation overview: an interview with the United Nations Migration Agency Representative, Bangladesh

Innovative Humanitarian Solution, Weaving Future Livelihood, Urban Refugees, Livelihood Innovation, Rohingya refugees, Cox's BazarIn October 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya ethnic people in Myanmar reached the Bangladesh’s border town of Cox’s Bazar. Hundreds of thousands more would continue to stream across the border in following months until the next year. Read more

Crossing the Mediterranean by Felix Kleymann
Winner of 2019 STERN Grant Photography Award

Innovative Humanitarian Solution, Weaving Future Livelihood, Urban Refugees, Livelihood Innovation, Syrian Refugees Smuggled by Dinghy from Turkey to EuropeIn his project, “Escaping Death: Syrian Refugees,” German photographer Felix Kleymann documented the current refugee crisis, having posed as a refugee himself in order to be smuggled to Europe in a rubber dinghy.  Read more


Earth International Foundation

While innovative humanitarian solutions for sustainable outcomes require participation across various societal sectors, Earth International Foundation is not an affiliate of, does not support, nor does it align with any political and religious group. We are independently funded by our own collaborative livelihood program development. Community involvements enable our activities to meet the following objectives:

Our Mission

Lead innovative change, Foster shared benefits, Build human-development

1. Innovative Livelihood Development

Design and implement Innovative Livelihood Program participated by the marginalized and the communities;

2. Shared Enterprise

Raise public awareness on the betterment of economic and social cooperations between the communities and marginalized counterparts;

3. Human Development

Lead capacity-building leveraging  “Human Capital” as key strategic resource for sustainability.

Humanitarian Blog

Have Your Say

Innovative Social Change
Fostering Refugee Livelihood Empowering Host Community
Gym Owners "Olimpiyat Spor" from left: Mustafa küçükkaya ; Ömer Dicle
  • In this edition of Have Your Say, the first of a three-part series on ``Fostering Refugee Livelihood by Empowering Host Community``, we met with the business owners of Olimpiyat Spor Gym, who have offered a life-time gym membership to a young Syrian refugee, Mohammed.

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