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.
For this week’s Humanosphere podcast we’ll be talking about how climate risk insurance can protect the world’s poorest communities against climate risks which can cost them their livelihoods and wider development. We talk with Stewart McCulloch, global insurance director of Vision Fund, the microfinance operation of World Vision, to find out how the world’s poorest farmers can thrive and not just survive after climate shocks.
Israeli authorities brought new charges against an aid worker accused of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi, the World Vision operations manager in Gaza, was charged with “aiding and abetting the enemy in a time of war” and “passing information to the enemy” in addition to other terrorism-related charges, Agence France-Press reported.
A U.N. aid worker was sentenced this week to seven months in jail for helping the Islamist fundamentalist organization Hamas, according to news reports. Wahid Abdallah al Bursh pleaded guilty to unintentionally aiding the group while he worked for the U.N. Development Program (UNDP).
As world leaders and the development sector move to end extreme poverty by 2030, while dealing with unprecedented migration, global disease pandemics and climate change, everyone is wondering: What will development look like in the face of nationalist shifts in the Western World?
World Vision is demanding transparency as secret court proceedings begin in Israel against former Gaza program manager Mohammed al-Halabi, who…
A second aid worker has been arrested by Israeli security forces for allegedly helping Hamas.
The head of World Vision International has doubled down on the organization’s stance that there is no credible evidence to support Israeli government claims that a former World Vision staffer in Gaza diverted money to support the fundamentalist Islamic group Hamas.
Israeli prosecutors charged a World Vision aid worker on Thursday with diverting tens of millions of dollars meant for aid…
If you asked any disaster relief worker last week what calamity worried them most, an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, would…