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Conflict still a main contributor to humanitarian need, says aid report

Sixty per cent of all humanitarian assistance was channelled to 10 countries last year, says the latest Global Humanitarian Assistance Report.
from Development Initiatives on Jun 21, 2018.

South Sudan's girls talk of their needs, hopes and fears

Conflict in South Sudan has displaced 4 million people and placed 7 million in need of humanitarian help - and adolescent girls are suffering most.
from Plan International on Jun 19, 2018.

Peace is destroying Colombia’s jungle — and opening it to science

Peace between the Colombian government and the left-wing FARC guerrillas after five decades of conflict has come with a hidden cost.
from Nature on Jun 17, 2018.

Life in the world's last country to ban slavery

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
from Mail&Guardian on Jun 14, 2018.

Great Green Wall brings hope to Africa’s Sahel

Hope seems to be returning slowly to parts of the Sahel, where the Sahara has destroyed livelihoods and reduced many communities to extreme poverty.
from IPS on Jun 12, 2018.

Myanmar: Vulnerable homes in the Pauktaw islands

In the tiny Pauktaw islands, near Myanmar's Rakhine State, a project is under way to help villagers make their homes cyclone resistant.
from ICRC on Jun 11, 2018.

Central African Republic: ‘We have become the targets’

Aid workers are caught in a fast-fragmenting conflict in the CAR.
from IRIN on Jun 6, 2018.

Money for nothing: the truth about universal basic income

Several projects, including trials in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe, are testing the idea of doling out funds that people can use however they want.
from Nature on Jun 1, 2018.

Africa: chronicling climate change

Ten countries, 20 writers and a continent in churn.
from Down to Earth on May 30, 2018.

Portrait of a Karachi slum during a heatwave

As Pakistani NGOs and the government dispute how many have died in Karachi’s heatwave, the people who live in the city’s slums – those most vulnerable – are still ignored
from Thethirdpole.net on May 28, 2018.
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