What’s Actually Happening In South Sudan?
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?
5 Ways You’re Helping To Beat Ebola
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.
8 Nifty Things To Break Out In A Disaster Zone
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.
The 5 Crises You’ve Been Waiting For Someone To Explain
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.
How Churchill Liked His Eggs In The Morning, And 13 Other Breakfasts That Helped Remake The World
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...
10 Things You Need To Know About Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
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.