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'You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa

Just before his torturers pushed him out of the van, barely conscious, on to the Nairobi pavement, Abdi was told he was one of the lucky ones: “You were supposed to die tonight.”The... Read more about ''You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa'...

How South Sudan’s warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty

Famine has been declared in South Sudan, and in the absence of any major droughts, flooding or any other natural catastrophe, it appears to be entirely man-made. Andrew Edward Tchie explains how this situation arose in a country where just six months ago, many parts of the country were bustling with agricultural activity.

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9 highlights from the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference

The recent Australasian Aid Conference, held at The Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy in Canberra in partnership with The Asia Foundation, attracted more than 500 participants from a dozen countries. Here are 9 key highlights from this year.

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Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds and water lilies to survive

Last week the United Nations declared that parts of South Sudan are experiencing famine, the first time the world has faced such a catastrophe in six years. Some 5.5 million people, nearly half the population, will not have a reliable source of food by July.

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‘Uber’ is coming to the NGO Sector

The future international NGO will look very different to the model we’ve become used to. It’s evolving before our eyes, and its the NGOs themselves doing the disrupting, writes CID Director Josie Pagani.

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NZ Aid workers launch joint appeal for South Sudan famine

The NZ aid community is calling for urgent New Zealand public support in response to the unfolding humanitarian calamity in South Sudan and the Greater Horn of Africa, where hundreds of thousands are already facing famine conditions, while the lives of millions more are threatened by conflict, drought and displacement.

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Red Cross killings in Afghanistan reveal the limits of aid access

While targeted killings of aid workers were once relatively rare, the recent killings of six members of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jawzjan, Afghanistan seemed depressingly familiar.

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David Miliband: aid is failing to keep pace with humanitarian crises

The former UK foreign secretary says the humanitarian system needs reform as the world risks repeating past mistakes in reacting too slowly to emergencies.

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Derisking is causing significant banking problems for two-thirds of US nonprofits

Derisking by banks is making it difficult for nonprofits working internationally to send and receive money, causing projects to be delayed and even canceled, a new report has found.

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The gender woes of Australian NGOs

NGOs in Australia have a male leadership problem - a disproportionately high number have men at the helm. And, worse, reports Terence Wood, this isn’t because of a shortage of capable women.

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