Searching for the Nexus: The View from the Ground
Far from the air-conditioned meeting rooms of Geneva and New York, it is frontline aid workers who are wrestling with the practical challenges of making the triple nexus – the push to coordinate humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding efforts – a reality. Billions of dollars and millions of lives could be…
Why is Civil Society in Crisis Mode?
Civil society organisations (CSOs) are in crisis mode. The reason? The complex and interconnecting trends affecting our sector, along with the speed of change we’re experiencing. This becomes even more challenging for CSOs operating at a global scale. That was the bottom line from a brilliant discussion I attended last…
Humanitarian Groups Face Banking Challenges as Venezuelan Sanctions Escalate
The prospect of hefty fines for skirting U.S. sanctions on Venezuela has made some banks skittish about doing business with the humanitarian organizations distributing food and other supplies in the troubled South American country.
Congress scorns Trump plan to cut, weaponize foreign aid
“Now is not the time to slash effective, lifesaving programs that help create a safer and more secure world,” said InterAction, an alliance of international organizations.
Why Trump wants to cut aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
"The root causes of these crises are in Central America. If we're addressing them at the southern border, it is too late." -InterAction CEO, Sam Worthington
As Congo Ebola cases pass 1,000, growing calls to listen to locals when responding
As the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak ever continues to ravage communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, international aid groups are reconsidering the way they respond.
Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’
Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say.
Trump may be blind to foreign aid’s merits, but we must not be
Despite the administration’s repeated efforts to gut foreign aid, Congress has proven to be a bulwark against those dangerous proposals, restoring funding.
Horn of Africa: Millions suffering due to prolonged drought
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are suffering from a prolonged drought that is coinciding with the United States's proposal to slash funding for lifesaving food aid.
#MyFreedomDay 2019: Students teach the world about modern slavery
From Nigeria to Japan, students are raising awareness about the harsh realities of modern day slavery.
Hurdles on the road to peace in the Central African Republic
“Failure to give justice its due would cause untold damage to the psyche of the country.”
From solar sisters to waste warriors, 5 examples of women taking climate action
On International Women's Day, CNN profiles five initiatives led by women fighting for a greener planet.