The United Kingdom has announced it will increase aid to the Pacific by 6 percent and bolster its diplomatic presence in the region, just two weeks after Australia requested it do so amid concern about growing Chinese influence.
International donors pledged $4.4 billion in aid for civilians in Syria and its surroundings in 2018 at a conference in Brussels on Wednesday, far short of what the United Nations says is needed to provide humanitarian assistance in the region this year.
“I could count on one hand international organizations that have a clear exit strategy. There just isn’t a lot of thinking in the international development space about organizations making themselves redundant.” Weh Yeoh, co-facilitator of the Exit Strategy Workshop and co-founder of WhyDev, urges NGOs and other key development players to implement exit strategies for their programs in developing countries.
The HIV and AIDS epidemic could become uncontained if current funding trends continue, warned one of the founding architects of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Devex spoke to Gabor Gyulai, director of the Refugee Programme at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, about Prime Minister Viktor Orban's crackdown on refugee-assisting organizations — and what his landslide election victory means for the future of civil society.
In response to the recent activity of Mount Mayon volcano, the Philippine government and its development partners have relied on satellite communications to help evacuate more than 60,000 people and deliver crucial aid and relief. Devex takes a deeper look into the disaster response efforts.
On World Malaria Day, Devex spoke to the Director of the World Health Organization Global Malaria Programme Dr. Pedro Alonso on why progress against the disease is stalling, and what we can do about it.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies data and Pacific research confirm localization is still in need of serious action. Two years after the Grand Bargain aimed to increase direct funding by at least 25 percent to local and national responders, humanitarian financing and emergency response still has a long way to go.