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Working Together, We Have A Real Chance To Make Global Education A Reality

Working Together, We Have A Real Chance To Make Global Education A Reality

For the first time in history we can succeed in providing education for all children and young people. If we put education first, we will gain multiple benefits in terms of development and prosperity. Political will is paramount, and must be backed by the right policies, additional funds and innovative partnerships that include all interested […]

What People In Humanitarian Crises Need Is Cash, Not Commodities

What People In Humanitarian Crises Need Is Cash, Not Commodities

The evidence is clear: cash works better. In study after study, survivors of conflict and disaster have reaffirmed their wish to choose – to maintain their dignity and use resources more efficiently – by receiving cash instead of food or other “in kind” aid. At last month’s world humanitarian summit in Istanbul, some major donors […]

Kenya Tells UK To Resettle Somali Refugees Living In Dadaab

Kenya Tells UK To Resettle Somali Refugees Living In Dadaab

Kenya says it plans to expel hundreds of thousands of refugees within six months, and argues the international community is partly to blame for leaving it to deal with so many refugees for so long. The deputy president, William Ruto, said it is now up to the developed world to mitigate the fallout, suggesting that […]

In Any Humanitarian Crisis, Educating Children Must Be Part Of The Response

In Any Humanitarian Crisis, Educating Children Must Be Part Of The Response

Not long after civil war began to ravage the Central African Republic in 2013, a fifth grade girl named Dorcas returned to her school hoping to see the familiar faces of teachers and friends. Instead, she encountered armed men who had taken over the school, ransacked it and burned benches and textbooks. “I burst into […]

World Humanitarian Summit Starts Amid Hope, Hype and Fear Of Empty Words

World Humanitarian Summit Starts Amid Hope, Hype and Fear Of Empty Words

Hundreds of world leaders and politicians will descend on Istanbul on Monday in a nominal attempt to reform the global humanitarian system, despite criticism that their summit is a photo-opportunity that will achieve little. Representatives of 175 countries, including 57 heads of states or governments, will attend the world humanitarian summit, as the outgoing UN […]