Abby Young-Powell


Abby Young-Powell is an award-winning freelance journalist and editor based in Berlin. She covers a range of topics for publications including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Deutsche Welle. Before working freelance, she was deputy editor of Guardian Students, part of the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. She is also a fellow of the International Journalists' Programme, after working at Die Tageszeitung in Germany.

Latest Articles

German aid minister slams proposed cuts as 'completely incomprehensible'
12 Jul 2018

The world's second-largest bilateral donor is on track to miss the 0.7 percent aid target as politicians approved a lower-than-expected budget for the development ministry in 2018 and 2019, and the government revealed a draft plan for medium-term cuts to the department.

The student-led NGOs taking on the refugee crisis
23 Nov 2017

When millions of undocumented migrants and refugees started arriving in Europe, the continent fell into political paralysis. But in many places, students stepped in to help, getting to work on their own NGOs to support the new arrivals. Devex speaks to some of them to find out how, and why, they did it.

Debating the rules: What in-house refugee costs count as aid?
5 Jul 2017

The amount of development aid being redirected to domestic refugee reception has skyrocketed in recent years. Now, the rules for what local costs count as aid are up for debate. Civil society sees a crucial moment to tighten the reigns.

Q&A: Human rights-based approaches to global migration
29 Jun 2017

The United Nations is set to adopt two global compacts, on refugees and on migration, in 2018. Civil society leaders and policymakers gathered in Berlin this week for the Global Forum for Migration and Development to discuss what should be included. Civil society leader Wies Maas sat down with Devex at the event.

'Call to action' for G20 health ministers ahead of Berlin meeting
2 May 2017

Pandemic preparedness, drug resistance and neglected diseases are a "global security issue" say health organizations, urging for permanent G-20 commitment to put health on the agenda.