UNICEF’s U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

UNICEF’s U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached More...

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) – When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are More...

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are “non-functional” More...

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 the Mediterranean, in Greece, Italy, throughout the Balkans and we More...

World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths

The rate of progress on reducing the number of babies stillborn each year will need to double in some countries if agreed international targets are to be achieved, according 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...

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...

Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment

GENEVA (ILO News) – Prior to the economic shock which began in 2008, the capacity of...

Tokyo court reverses ruling on deportee’s death, says government not responsible

Tokyo court reverses ruling on deportee's death, says government not responsible

TOKYO: The Tokyo High Court has reversed a landmark ruling by a lower court that judged immigration authorities More...

South Korea implements ‘anti-nut rage’ law

SEOUL: South Korea brought a new “anti-nut rage” law into effect on Tuesday, prompted by an angry outburst by the daughter..

“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” – Defying homophobia in Cameroon

In Cameroon, defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people or being LGBTI comes with the risk..

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..
Remembering what else Martin Luther King Jr. fought for

Remembering what else Martin Luther King Jr. fought for

Today, we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and, mostly, his leadership for civil rights and racial..
EU ministers reinforce decision to clearly label products made in Israeli settlements

EU ministers reinforce decision to clearly label products made in Israeli settlements

EU foreign ministers confirmed the bloc’s position that goods coming from occupied territories can not be labeled ‘Made in Israel.’ Israel..
Iraq gets $350 mn World Bank for building projects

Iraq gets $350 mn World Bank for building projects

Iraq and the World Bank have signed a $350 million loan agreement on Sunday to fund reconstruction projects for regions retaken..