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I can’t help but have lingering doubts about Davos’ legitimacy. Oxfam’s great report on inequality talks about the dangers of ‘power capture’ by the elite. Surely Davos is just another example of this - a group of mostly unelected actors… Read more...
What will Davos really mean for the world's poor? What will Davos really mean for the world's poor? @CARE
As Conflict Policy Advisor for CARE International UK, I'm currently in Amman, Jordan, responding to the crisis in Syria. Now, as Kuwait II or the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria comes to a close I'm taking the opportunity… Read more...
Hundreds of refugees' tents outside Amman, Jordan Hundreds of refugees' tents outside Amman, Jordan © CARE
The close of 2013 brings with it the inevitable series of lists of the best and worst of the year. It's good to reflect on deeds past, but this list takes a different approach: it describes what these lists should… Read more...
The Chairlady of a Kenyan community Savings and Loan group The Chairlady of a Kenyan community Savings and Loan group © CARE / Reshma Khan
Today, the United Nations and aid agencies like CARE launched a new regional response plan and funding appeal for the Syrian crisis. The needs are vast. Over one third of the population in Syria has been forced to leave their… Read more...
Syrian refugees living in a derelict building Syrian refugees living in a derelict building © CARE / Adel Sarkozi
I've been attending the second annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The Forum this year had more than 1,700 people from business, civil society, unions, academia and the UN system meeting to discuss progress on the… Read more...
An Eritrean woman weaves grass baskets An Eritrean woman weaves grass baskets © CARE / Meredith Davenport
Take a look at news photos of the protests in Egypt that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in February 2011, as I did recently, and it already feels as though you are looking back on a bygone… Read more...
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn? The West should support Arab women to speak out © CARE