Hideaki Nakajima

Freelance humanitarian worker
Hideaki Nakajima is a Japanese national with nearly 20 years of experience in humanitarian and development aid, especially in post-conflict countries and territories. He has worked in 10 countries with nongovernmental organizations and as a consultant in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including Sri Lanka, Aceh, Indonesia, Liberia and South Sudan. He specializes in project/program management, with ample experience and expertise in health. Currently, he is engaged in health support for Rohingya refugees as project coordinator with Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World).

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

February 15, 2019

A decade until 2030 looks like a long time, but not when the world is faced with crises on multiple fronts that require sustained action. The world was intended to be a better place when the international community pledged commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after the relative...

Are Sanctions Nothing More than a Futile Political Game?

October 03, 2018

The legal bases for international sanctions are often dubious, as such moves can be politically motivated. Governments must work for ordinary people’s welfare, lives and hopes. Just as a government can sanction a food producer who falsified manufacturing dates or lists of ingredients, a group of (mostly) economically developed and...

It's Getting Difficult for Humanitarians

August 10, 2018

More and more people flee conflicts all over the globe, but the hands of aid workers are being tied more firmly. It was a warm sunny day that made it hard to believe that it had happened. In a village in Afghanistan, Abdul Wali* was shot and killed, alongside others,...