International Cooperation

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.

Bikes. Photo: Wikipedia

Bikes, the means of transport integrating refugees in London

The Bike Project reuses second-hand bikes, repairs them and gives them to people who are fleeing their countries of origin. Every year, 13,500 asylum seekers arrive in the British capital. 27,500 bikes are abandoned during the same time period.

Female genital mutilation. Photo: MONUSCO Photos, Flickr

European network of NGOs to prevent female genital mutilation

Doctors of the World is one of the 15 organisations involved in the project, aiming to ensure sustainable European action to end female circumcision all over the world.  

Class in Mozambique / Photo: Fisiàfrica

Physiotherapy that saves lives

The project Fisiàfrica emerged in the Xarxa Vives d’Universitats (Vives University Network) and aims to reinforce the healthcare systems in the Gambia and Mozambique by training professionals and setting up a physiotherapy system.

Contest image. Image: OnGood

Cherish Foundation wins #IndiaForGood Contest

The India-based non-profit organisation, which runs an orphanage in Hyderabad, is awarded by receiving 4.200 euros.

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Programme CooperantsCaixa, the model of international corporate volunteering by Fundació “la Caixa”

Sergi Burrull, Program Coordinator of CooperantsCaixa, explains what is the Programme on International Volunteering (Corporate Volunteering for Development) and what are its characteristics.