Bangladesh

Bangladesh's unsung heroes: Model NGO sector spurs development

Aid projects are not uncommon in Bangladesh, where the war of liberation 'unleashed a sense of entrepreneurship'.

Bangladesh's unsung heroes: Model NGO sector spurs development

United Kingdom

Homeless evicted from makeshift centre as snow returns

Some 200 people used the Sofia Solidarity Centre in capital's West End, which had launched when cold snap first hit.

London's homeless evicted from makeshift centre as snow returns

United Kingdom

'Never been in mosque': Homeless welcomed as snow falls

As snow continues to fall, mosques invite the homeless in for food and warm shelter.

UK mosques open doors to homeless as temperatures plunge

Humanitarian crises

Oxfam deputy resigns over aid mission sex scandals

UK charity's second-in-command steps down as handling of prostitute scandals threatens crucial government funding.

Oxfam's Penny Lawrence quits over charity's scandals

Opinion

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

Celebrity philanthropists help keep the neoliberal order in place and the powerful in power.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Middle East

Qatar charities and UN sign deals worth $8.5m for Syria

The money will go towards aid workers on the ground in Syria through various UN agencies.

Charity

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal?

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal? Donated to charity, used clothing is big business with 18,500 tonnes imported each year to the West African nation. A piece by Ndela Faye for aljazeera.com, read by Kate Arkless Gray.

Are used clothes donated to charity harming Senegal?

Opinion

The roots of Eid run deeper than our differences

In a time of rising division, the spirit of unconditional generosity is more vital than ever.

Jamie Merchant

by Jamie Merchant

Jamie Merchant

Health

MSF driver killed in CAR as convoy is attacked

Medical charity suspends operations in part of the Central African Republic after attack.

MSF driver killed in attack on convoy in CAR

Reporter's Notebook

Retired Korean spreads joy with funeral photographs

Retiree takes portraits of lonely old people for their funerals, documenting the final phase of their lives.

Retired Korean spreads joy with funeral photographs

Human Rights

Austrian Ramadan: a taste of kindness and a free meal

'Free Ramadan kitchen' in Austria prepares Iftar meal for 2,500 refugees every day.

 Austrian Ramadan: a taste of kindness and a free meal

Religion

Sudanese youth spend Ramadan giving back

In keeping with Ramadan tradition, Sudan is seeing vibrant, innovative efforts to give back to the underprivileged.

Sudanese youth spend Ramadan giving back

Poverty & Development

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32bn to charity

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says his pledge is modelled on The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the US.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32bn to charity

Charity

Does charity have an 'image problem'?

Fundraising appeals are often criticised for using negative stereotypes, but NGOs say other tactics often don't work.

Does charity have an 'image problem'?