IRIN News has a story on the global success of cash transfers in getting children to school and keeping them there. Small infusions of cash are very effective in supporting child nutrition and education. Pace the Tea Party, but hungry people tend to spend every penny on essentials. Simple, scalable, […]

The Syrian refugee crisis has displaced over two million people. More than half of Syria’s population needs food aid. Snow is falling on tent cities in Lebanon, and pleas for increased humanitarian assistance are at a record high…not surprising, in view of the fact that funding appeals this year netted […]

IRIN has documented a disturbing trend in humanitarian aid. Official Development Assistance (ODA) has continued to fall as wealthy countries battle an ongoing global financial crisis and a struggling Eurozone, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) latest report. Aid decreased by 4 percent in 2012 compared […]

In November 2012, an appeal was launched to assist 125,000 Sri Lankans suffering from drought. The original appeal envisioned helping 20,000 drought-affected families recover over the course of eighteen months. Now, the goals have been cut back because there was so little response. Read more, and download the pdf to […]