Daniel J. Gerstle


HELO Magazine

Daniel J. Gerstle is a crisis journalist, humanitarian aid consultant, and human rights researcher based in New York. He currently edits HELO Magazine and is a contributing writer for New America Media, the Guardian Weekly, and the War and Peace Blog at

After growing up outside Cincinnati, Ohio, and serving stateside in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Daniel spent over a decade working with the UN and civilian aid agencies on refugee protection, child protection, counter-famine efforts, and peace building in the Horn of Africa, Caucasus, Balkans, Middle East, and Central Asia.

Daniel's writing, editing, and consulting work reflects his firm belief that war, political turmoil, and disaster vulnerability continue to plague humanity not only because of local developmental issues, but also due to the international community's rigid adherence to traditional approaches to crisis preparedness and response.

Daniel is also a champion of ensuring that the peaceful majority caught in the crossfire of war are represented in peace and ceasefire negotiations in areas of conflict. To read more of Daniel's work, see,, and

Focus: Aid, Human Rights, Security, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Global


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Last Updated: May 14, 2012

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