Cash averts famine in Somalia

Cash averts famine in Somalia

SIM cards loaded with cash handed out across the country have been credited with staving off a Somali famine after warnings of an impending crisis in February. Roshni Majumdar reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Beware philanthrocapitalism

Beware philanthrocapitalism

Why it isn't necessarily an unmitigated boon for the poor.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
An SMS alert tells recipients of aid – in countries like Kenya – to collect the cash donated from a local mobile money agent.

Helping in two clicks

Why bother with aid agencies? To ‘do good’ all you need is a phone and Google Maps. Amy Hall takes a closer look at the rising trend in ‘direct giving’.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

Ebola - the facts

Statistics and more on the spread of the virus through West Africa.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
35 years ago...

35 years ago...

Chris Brazier looks back at an issue of New Internationalist from 1979 on foreign aid.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
The distress dealers: an Action Against Hunger advert.The distress dealers: (left) Save the Children, (centre) ActionAid, (right) Action Against hunger.

The unwelcome return of development pornography

John Hilary on a degrading spectacle that keeps coming back.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
What is the right response to the Ebola crisis?

What is the right response to the Ebola crisis?

MSF respond to charges against the way they operate in Sierra Leone.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
An anti-nuclear demonstration under way in Mumbai. The government considers such movements ‘anti- development’.

Contested territory

Accused by the government of stalling development and by critics on the Left of not being radical enough, NGOs in India are facing many challenges. Dionne Bunsha reports.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Street artist bustart visualizes some of WWF's corporate connections (as revealed by the Pandaleaks website) on a shutter in Amsterdam. The title is a reference to the WWF's Living Planet report.

Evicted by charity

The green imperialism of some conservation charities, by Sophie Pritchard.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014

The company they keep

Big NGOs and big corporations – Ian Brown finds they are getting a bit too close.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Not today: a girl walks past a school in Kibera, a nairobi slum without running water or electricity, where 800 aid organizations operate.

NGOs - do they help?

There are more NGOs today than ever; some are bigger than ever. Yet, discovers Dinyar Godrej, questions persist about their role.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014

Should donor nations give aid to countries with poor human rights records?

Human rights lawyer Errol Mendes and aid campaigner Jonathan Glennie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Bill Gates

The flip side to Bill Gates' charity billions

Microsoft's former CEO has made massive donations to global health programmes but an investigation by Andrew Bowman reveals some unpleasant side-effects.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
An indigenous Wayuu woman protests in Bogotá, Colombia. Her people are threatened with extinction by the actions of government, left-wing guerillas and multinational corporations. Humanitarian aid agencies, however, offer support and human rights training. Photo by John Vizcaino / Reuters.

Summing up...

Vanessa Baird draws a few conclusions.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
Dambisa Moyo.

Boon or burden?

Some call it 'live aid'. Some call it 'dead aid'. The debate is raging. Vanessa Baird and Jonathan Glennie tell the story so far...

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
The case for real aid

The case for real aid

Jonathan Glennie takes on both the aid optimists and the pessimists.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
The burning of the village of Um Zeifa in Darfur after the Janjaweed looted and attacked it. The Chinese Government has supplied much of the munitions used by the Janjaweed to destroy the non-Arab peoples in the south of Sudan.

Breath of the dragon

China’s aid and arms are promoting one-party governments, argues Rebecca Tinsley.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
Agriculture – on which most Afghans depend – has been neglected.

Where has the money gone?

Abdul Basir on the missing aid billions.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Humans vs robots November, 2017
African village January, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Adapt or die April, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
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