Today marks one year since war broke out in the world’s newest country. After 12 months of ethnic violence, bloodshed and forced evacuations hundreds of thousands are now suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. How did South Sudan get here?
In the early hours of Sunday morning, 30 medics from the National Health Service touched down in Freetown. They’re the first of more than 1000 NHS volunteers heading to West Africa to help stop Ebola. Very soon, they will step into a suit, slip on their mask, and go to work in treatment centres across Sierra Leone. Here’s a chance to meet them.
This is where our aid goes. Britain has been battling Ebola since February, recruiting and training up health workers, investing in hundreds of new beds, deploying planners and engineers, trialling new anti-Ebola vaccines, and constructing specialist treatment centres.
The UK responded to 17 humanitarian emergencies over the past year. From the Philippines, to South Sudan, to the situation unfolding in Gaza and northern Iraq, crisis after crisis has blazed onto our screens over the past weeks and months – and threatened millions with humanitarian catastrophe. This is about what happens next.
Today the Girl Summit brings together governments, activists and NGOs from around the world to help bring an end to child marriage. Here’s just a handful of reasons why.
In months gone by, five of the worst humanitarian crises anywhere in the world have quietly slipped from view. Though most have long since left the headlines, much of the violence continues. Two are now what the UN classifies as a “Level 3” emergency - the same rating as Syria.
You won’t find this game on PS or Xbox. But millions of girls around the world have to play it.
The charity Send a Cow has released a new eBook of breakfast recipes revealing the weird and wonderful concoctions that got the giants of history started in the morning. Get some ideas below and then have a go at recreating the recipes yourself…
Three months, nine hectares, 21,000 people.
From today young entrepreneurs from across the UK can apply to spend three months at businesses around the world. And if you’re looking for inspiration, here are nine trailblazing entrepreneurs you’ve probably never heard of.
February 6 marks International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. At the Department for International Development, we are working hard to raise awareness of the issue and to bring an end to the practice within a generation. It’s shocking and hard to talk about, so check out these facts.
This year Mozambique is set to be declared landmine-free for the first time in nearly fifty years. The twist? APOPO use three feet-long giant rats to sniff out the mines buried deep underground.