International Cooperation

How a small NGO contributes to the improvement of a rural area in El Salvador

Huacal started as a group of women who went on a holiday trip to El Salvador. During their stay, these women couldn’t help but notice how much help the population living in rural areas needed. 

Doctors Without Borders staff distribute take-home kits for Ebola survivors. Photo: Morgana Wingard, Flickr

Doctors Without Borders launches a travelling site for humanitarian aid

The website's aim is to raise awareness among citizens and collect donations to send them to disadvantaged countries where they help to develop their projects.

International NGOs took advantage of Giving Tuesday. Photo: Wikimedia

International NGOs raise money for Giving Tuesday

On 28th November, international cooperation and development NGOs celebrated Giving Tuesday and seeked support from citizens through the donation platform.

Batman visiting a refugee camp. Photo: Youtube

A Norwegian NGO is giving awards to the best and the worst campaigns for development

The "Radiator Awards’" aim is to change how fund-raising campaigns communicate and involve people with with cooperation projects.

Rohingnya protesters. Photo: Andrew Mercer, Flickr

Amnesty International condemns restrictions on international aid in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities’ restrictions in Rakhine state are putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in the Rohingya region. 

Flooding in Southeast Asia. Photo: Wikimedia

NGOs evaluate flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal as the worst in recent decades

Monsoon rains have caused up to 1,200 deaths and the injury of thousands of people in Southeast Asia.

Xavier Costa on the right side. Photo: Vols

Xavier Costa: “The existence of so many NGOs means that there are too many things that are not working”

The NGO Vols is a volunteering association for cooperation and solidarity with children and youth in developing countries. Their working scope is mainly education.

Displaced looking for hope. Photo: CEAR

A CEAR report sizes the number of people displaced around the world in 70 million

The fifteenth annual report "Refugees in Spain and Europe" calls for a Government Pact for the right to asylum.

Vueling flight taking off. Photo: Andrés Perillo, Flickr

11 passengers ejected from a Vueling flight after a protest over on-board deported

NGOs support those that were thrown off the plane. More than 1.500 non-profit organisations, groups and individuals have joined the campaign #YouLoveFlying. 

South Sudan civilian working. Photo: Flickr

Amnesty International condemns killings and mass deplacements in South Sudan

The international organisation has blamed the government of the country for the looting perpetrated against the civilian population in the Upper Nile region in the first half of 2017.

Conflict in South Sudan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

UN points out Sudan forces to have committed capital crimes

Two UN agencies report that 2 million children have been displaced by South Sudan conflict.

Frame from the #GirlsCount video. Image: Youtube

#GirlsCount Campaign is looking for 130 million voices for the education of girls

130 million girls won’t go to school today. Not because they do not want to, but because they do not have the opportunity. The campaign seeks to sound an alarm, urging all state governments to mobilize resources to get all girls to attend school.

Benjamin Mathes, CEO of Urban Confessional. Image: Urban Confessional

The Free Listening Day: volunteers listening to people’s problems

Urban Confessional organises an event to be hosted in cities around the US and abroad. At the moment they already have 2000 US-based volunteers.

Mum feeding his baby. Photo: Save the Children

Save the Children warns that child poverty has increased by 8.4% in the last decade

The "Underprivileged" report examines five key areas in which it noted inequalities in the development of children: work, social security, housing, education and health.

Poverty image. Photo: Pixabay

The ethics of using images from Humanitarian aid NGOs

Fundraising campaigns often use photos and themes that conjure up images of horror and destruction. But where do we draw the line between appealing to our emotions and the so-called “poverty porn”?

Donald Trump, President of the US. Photo: Michael Vardon, Flickr

Amnesty International condemns Trump’s activities against refugees blockage

The organisation protecting human rights claims that Trump’s decisions, which judge people according to their religion, promote a rhetoric of hate.

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