Watch the best and worst international charity videos of 2016

  The worst international charity video for this year features a sad young girl waiting to join the rest of her classmates by having a foreign sponsor. The winner of the dubious “Rusty Radiator Award” from the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund only gets worse. Helena and her family are sad because she More...

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In Costa Rica, from teen mom to girls’ rights advocate
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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In Costa Rica, from teen mom to girls’ rights advocate

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica – When Hillary Bustos Gómez found herself pregnant at 16, she was not prepared for the challenges ahead. “The first months were the hardest. I couldn’t get used to the idea. ‘What More...

For every child, hope: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs detailing the work the charity does across the globe as it celebrates its 70th anniversary
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Hope for Every Child: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

  The world’s largest children’s charity has celebrated its 70th anniversary by releasing a series of photographs detailing the work it does to protect young people across the globe. Unicef was More...

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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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 fighting poverty, but many experts stress the importance of More...

European Commission introduces new 'Solidarity Corps'
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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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 say it is a half-baked redundancy. Bernd Riegert reports More...

U.N. launches another record humanitarian appeal that will likely fall short
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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U.N. launches another record humanitarian appeal that will likely fall short

The United Nations issued another record appeal, asking for $22.2 billion in humanitarian crisis response funding for 2017. The appeal is 10 percent higher than last year’s $19.7 billion appeal, which is only More...

World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths, says Lancet
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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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 to research that found most of the estimated More...

EU, Balkan leaders agree on refugee plan
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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EU, Balkan leaders agree on refugee plan

The EU pledged Monday to help set up 100,000 places in reception centres along the refugee route through the Balkans, in a bid to defuse rising tensions on its eastern frontier over how to deal with the crisis. European More...

DfID to pump £735m into investment arm for private sector projects
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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DfID to pump £735m into investment arm for private sector projects

The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) is to invest an extra £735m over the next three years into the CDC Group, the British development finance institution that specialises in private sector More...

Financing for gender equality - finding a new balance
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Financing for gender equality – finding a new balance

We are entering this new phase of development with vital experience. We learnt from the Millennium Development Goals that gender equality is a pre-requisite for success in achieving international goals. It’s More...


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