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...

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, in a crossfire between...

Will Girls Living in Poverty Ever Get an Education?

August 17, 2016

Are things getting worse for girls? My mother was a bright girl with a keen desire to learn, but she was not allowed to continue her education beyond Grade 8 as that meant she had to go to school in another town. Eighty years later, Malala wanted to go to school, but she was shot because of it,...