Teresa Welsh


Teresa Welsh is a reporter with Devex based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Devex, Teresa wrote about Latin America from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report. She worked as a reporter in Colombia, where she previously lived teaching English. Teresa earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of Wisconsin.

Latest Articles

NGOs grapple with shifting demographics of Central America's migrants and refugees
16 Aug 2018

A much more vulnerable population is now regularly making the dangerous journey from violent "Northern Triangle" countries through Mexico, and the changing demographic is posing a challenge to NGOs who serve people before, during, and after their perilous journeys north.

NGO workers threatened in ongoing Nicaragua unrest
10 Aug 2018

Local and international NGOs operating in Nicaragua have had staff threatened during the months-long government crackdown on dissent.

Venezuelan crisis looms large as Colombian President Iván Duque takes office
7 Aug 2018

New Colombian President Iván Duque begins his term today, facing the humanitarian crisis in neighboring Venezuela that has spilled across the border.

Faith-based groups concerned over US education strategy link to countering extremism
3 Aug 2018

The Aga Khan Foundation and Islamic Relief USA expressed displeasure with a draft of the U.S. Government Basic Education strategy that prioritizes countries with perceived issues of violent extremism.

Breast is best even in emergency situations, humanitarian orgs say
1 Aug 2018

Humanitarian organizations are working to ensure mothers have the resources they need to continue breastfeeding their infants even in emergency and crisis situations.

IRC considers expanding cash transfers beyond goods to services
30 Jul 2018

The International Rescue Committee has met its in-kind cash transfer goal of 25 percent and is now considering how cash might be used in place of services. While cash transfers have proven effective, some have expressed fears that the move could make some jobs or organizations unnecessary.

With modest resources, Mexico's development agency targets root causes of migration
26 Jul 2018

Mexico's development agency AMEXCID is only 6 years old, but seeks to address root causes of migration in Central America using targeted technical assistance.

GFF report shows promising maternal and child health results
25 Jul 2018

The first Global Financing Facility annual report details gains by Tanzania, DRC, and Cameroon, including that Tanzania has increased its number of high-performing health facilities to 22 percent from 1 percent.

'Play the long game:' US must continue aid in Central America, analysts say
11 Jul 2018

The Trump administration has threatened to cut U.S. aid to the Northern Triangle, but doing so will only exacerbate root causes of migration, analysts say.

Q&A: ICRC's South Sudan director on how to deliver aid amid the protracted violent conflict
10 Jul 2018

In the wake of the latest ceasefire failure, François Stamm discusses the challenges ICRC faces working amidst the multitude of armed factions that have sprung up as the war drags on.