humanitarian aid

Empowering Africa’s humanitarians

Aug 20,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré The scale of human suffering currently engulfing drought-stricken Somalia is almost indescribable. It is difficult to find words to convey the devastation and misery gripping the country, now in the midst of a prolonged period of record-low rainfall. I watched emaciated herds of […]

The truth about development aid

May 08,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Mark Suzman US President Donald Trump’s recently released 2018 budget blueprint proposes deep cuts in US foreign aid, prompting a discussion on the role of such spending in improving the health and wellbeing of the world’s most vulnerable people. This discussion is important, because, […]

The mullah-led development model

Apr 18,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Nadeem ul Haque A longstanding debate in economics — and among social scientists more broadly — centres on how best to deliver international aid to developing countries. Should these countries’ governments rely on top-down wisdom from donor capitals? Or should they focus more on funding bottom-up […]

As Aleppo burns, we need to face the dark truth about where our foreign aid actually goes

Foreign aid is a bargaining chip with developing countries, securing contracts for British oil, finance, infrastructure and military contractors, often structured via British tax havens, from the City of London Joel Benjamin For Syrian civilians in Aleppo, caught in a brutal civil war since 2011 with relentless shelling, barrel bombs […]