Two Congolese boys comfort each other in a hospital in Goma, Feb. 10, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Welcome to “The Human Impact”, a new blog by journalists of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters.

Based in far-flung corners of the world, these reporters work for the Foundation’s free global news services: the AlertNet humanitarian website and TrustLaw, an online hub for news and information on good governance, women’s rights and pro bono legal assistance.

All of which puts them in daily contact with people on the frontlines of the big humanitarian, development and governance themes of our day. It’s those individuals and communities who are at the heart of this blog.

From conflicts and disasters to corruption, human rights and social innovation, “The Human Impact” is where the micro meets the macro and global geopolitics get local. This is a blog that aims to show you the human in humanitarian.