The Disasters Emergency Committee said it raised £50 million in three weeks to support humanitarian aid for people in East Africa. While it is good news in the short term, there is concern that the constant cycle of these emergency appeals fails to help address underlying issues.
Education experts in Mexico met last week to discuss inequality, which they say will be the greatest challenge in reforming the country’s education system.
In war-torn countries across Africa and the Middle East, it is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier. International organization Women for Women International works to empower these women in an effort to rebuild their lives, families and communities.
An initial inquiry by the Australian government has found no evidence that an aid worker in the Gaza Strip diverted money to support Hamas. A review by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not clear Mohammad El Halabi of wrongdoing, and Australian government officials say they are waiting on the result of his trial.
Protesters poured into the streets of cities across Chile on Sunday to call for a repeal of the country’s privatized pension system, which they say benefits the rich while leaving the poor with a monthly pension below the minimum wage.
Months of record-breaking rainfall has prompted a humanitarian crisis in Peru, with some of the country’s poorest displaced from their homes and left vulnerable to hunger and illness.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the poor they would benefit from his surprise ban on 86 percent of the country’s currency in November. Now, nearly five months later, it seems the poor have made the shocking move work for themselves – and Modi – with the help of digital finance technology.
Argentina’s former secretary of domestic trade this week publicly expressed doubt over the validity of the 32 percent poverty rate released last fall by the government’s statistics agency.
Scores of nations have lifted themselves out of poverty and illiteracy, but those signs of broad progress hide crippling inequality and suffering by millions of people left behind, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.
A lack of information on the experiences of women and girls is one of the greatest barriers to addressing their needs, particularly in the developing world. A new report seeks to fill that gap by demonstrating how “big data” can provide critical information on health, social status and other experiences of women in countries where data is most lacking.