UNICEF in Lebanon Ends its Contracts with G4S

UNICEF in Lebanon Ends its Contracts with G4S

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Lebanon has ended its contract with the world’s largest security company, G4S, following a boycott campaign by activists in More...

‘All children’ in Syria’s Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF

'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF

  All children in Syria’s battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country’s war, the UN children’s More...

Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

  NEW YORK, 9 December 2016 – An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to More...

As bitter winter grips Middle East, UNICEF faces funding gap for support to millions of children

As bitter winter grips Middle East, UNICEF faces funding gap for support to millions of children

Millions of children throughout the Middle East are in danger as bitter cold temperatures and winter weather bear down on the region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) More...

USAID and ADEA organize a joint sub-regional meeting to launch the Global Book Alliance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners have launched an initiative named “the Global Book Alliance (GBA),” aimed at transforming More...

Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

A community waste disposal app has won five Nigerian teenage girls the Technovation international app challenge, beating More...

Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead More...

Ethiopia's agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites Study shows food safety regulations will promote agriculture exports

Despite concerns over acceptance of African agricultural produce in the European Union (EU), a study on...

The SDGs as a systems approach: a voice from the bumblebees The SDGs as a systems approach: a voice from the bumblebees

While it may have taken a while, Joel Negin’s 2012 call for comments on the SDGs...

Reflecting on digital for development week Reflecting on digital for development week

Time to draw breath after a week full of events aimed at sharing ideas and prompting...

Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law

Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law

A dozen Lebanese women dressed in bloodstained wedding dresses gathered outside of government buildings in More...

No sleep for Congolese mothers trying to save their girls from rape

The mothers of Kavumu hardly sleep. But on rainy nights, they don’t even try. The rain pounds on their tin roofs..

People with Disabilities, a Population Suffering in Silence in Syria

“It was late afternoon when my 12-year-old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the..

Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders, December 2015

Obstacle Course to Europe: A Policy-Made Humanitarian Crisis at EU Borders, December 2015

During 2015 MSF teams provided just under 100,000 medical consultations on three search and rescue vessels in More...

Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia April 2015 | Issued on 25 May 2015

HIGHLIGHTS Over 16,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and localised flooding. Humanitarian partners support the most vulnerable households..

God was above us and we were directly under him in Syria

Families are being separated as those who can flee Syria and find safety in neighbouring Lebanon. This is one elderly woman’s..
Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country has made tremendous strides in..
European Commission introduces new 'Solidarity Corps'

European Commission introduces new ‘Solidarity Corps’

  The EU wants to help unemployed young adults into voluntary service. On Wednesday it launched the ‘European Solidarity Corps.’ Critics..
'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF

‘All children’ in Syria’s Aleppo suffering trauma: UNICEF

  All children in Syria’s battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country’s..