Opinion

We need to talk (honestly) about aid

The trickle-down dogma of the aid industry is false. It is time to start distributing aid to create public goods.

Nick Dearden

by Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden

Opinion

Can USAID defeat ISIL?

Bombing one corner of a country, while doling out aid in other parts will bring neither development nor peace.

Rafia Zakaria

by Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

Opinion

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.

Nick Dearden

by Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden

Africa

Three aid workers killed in restive South Sudan

World Food Programme says contract workers were hacked to death with machetes and shot in violence earlier this week.

Three aid workers killed in restive South Sudan

Opinion

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

As Somalia faces yet another famine, donors should learn from the successful aid model Turkey employed in the country.

Afyare Abdi Elmi

by Afyare Abdi Elmi

Afyare Abdi Elmi

Opinion

Feminism's new frontier: Localising aid

Forming real partnerships between donors and local organisations is key to achieving progress in women's rights issues.

Jessica Neuwirth

by Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth

Opinion

Lake Chad Basin: World's most neglected crisis rages on

As the humanitarian scale-up in the region continues, governments and donors are urged to do their part.

Winnie Byanyima

by Winnie Byanyima
- Jan Egeland

Winnie Byanyima

Opinion

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?

We need large-scale systemic revolution in education.

Kolleen Bouchane

by Kolleen Bouchane

Kolleen Bouchane

Syria's Civil War

Syria's Aleppo 'less than 10 days from starvation'

Aid workers say city's besieged eastern part in urgent need of food and medical supplies as winter conditions set in.

Syria's war: Aleppo residents '10 days from starvation'

Talk to Al Jazeera

Peter Maurer: Why the Red Cross talks to 'terrorists'

The president of the Int. Red Cross discusses its mission and how to stay neutral in the face of armed conflict.

Haiti

UN chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew's destruction

Spectre of cholera outbreak introduced by UN soldiers looms as Ban Ki-moon visits survivors of hurricane's onslaught.

Afghanistan

World donors pledge $15 billion for Afghanistan

EU summit raises billions in aid for Afghanistan in wake of a controversial refugee deportation deal.

Syria's Civil War

Russia and Syria deny striking UN aid convoy in Aleppo

UN halts all aid deliveries after attack destroys 18 trucks in rebel-held northern Aleppo and kills at least 20 people.

Israel

US and Israel sign record $38bn military aid deal

US president says the 10-year, $38bn arms deal will help bolster Israel's security in "a dangerous neighbourhood".

Israel

Israel to get $38bn in US military assistance

The US will reportedly provide Israel's military with $38bn in a 10-year deal that also involves concessions by Israel.

US and Israel to sign record military aid deal