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September 11th marks six months since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It’s hard to believe both how long this has continued and that we have only been operating in pandemic mode for six months. Some days it’s… Read more...
Danica Casimir washes her hands during hygiene kit distribution in Haiti. Danica Casimir washes her hands during hygiene kit distribution in Haiti.
As children across Europe head back to school, we look to their counterparts across the world. How are children in countries like Madagascar, Afghanistan and Haiti returning to school? Read more...
Children at a school in Haiti eat meals provided by the canteen project. Children at a school in Haiti eat meals provided by the canteen project.
Co-authored by Emma Weinstein-Sheffield and Sue Webb World Humanitarian Day on 19th August reminds us that “in 2020, nearly 168 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection. This represents 1 in about 45 people in the world, and is… Read more...
Shangurai, a CARE-trained toilet builder in Chivi District, rural Zimbabwe Shangurai, a CARE-trained toilet builder in Chivi District, rural Zimbabwe
After disasters and in post-conflict returns, many families will rebuild relying on their own resources, with little or no support from formal institutions or the humanitarian community – they self-recover. Previous research indicates that support after a major disaster is… Read more...
Rebuilding a home after Cyclone Sagar in Gargaara, Somalia Rebuilding a home after Cyclone Sagar in Gargaara, Somalia
It’s hard to believe the changes in the world today. They are coming so fast and so completely that we can lose track of what’s happening. It can be hard to feel hopeful as COVID-19 cases rise, economies crash, and… Read more...
Fifteen years ago today was the last day of the Gleneagles G8 Summit. I was there as the adviser for Africa and International Development for Number 10. This was the culmination of a campaign that saw 9 million brits demonstrate… Read more...
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