Global development

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Former development secretaries urge Sunak to increase east Africa aid amid drought
‘Famine in all but name’ ravaging Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, yet British aid is one-fifth of 2017 amount

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Dec, 2022 @2:24 PM

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Fear of the F-word: Somalia avoids famine declaration as hunger spreads
Government fears interference from foreign aid agencies could destabilise development policy in a country hit by conflict and the climate crisis – yet people are dying of malnutrition

Tracy McVeigh in Mogadishu and Galkayo

06, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Women behind the lens: ‘I didn’t realise she felt the same way about our friendship’
Photographer Lali Binyatova recalls an emotional moment when she reconnected with a childhood friend after years of separation

As told to Sarah Johnson

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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South Africa’s ‘black mermaid’ on Disney, diversity and reclaiming the ocean for children of colour
Zandile Ndhlovu, the country’s first black female freediving instructor, is on a mission to change long-held attitudes and teach young people to feel at home in the sea

Tracy McVeigh

05, Dec, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘We’re left to die of snake bites, hunger, disease’: Somalia’s people of the drought – a picture essay
Drought, hunger, conflict and rampant inflation have pushed about 130,000 people into camps around Galkayo in central Somalia. Many arrive with children suffering acute malnutrition only to face a new set of dangers

Tracy McVeigh in Galmudug

01, Dec, 2022 @7:15 AM

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One in 23 people will require humanitarian relief in 2023, UN warns
A global relief fund of a record $51.5bn will be needed to assist 339 million people suffering because of 2022’s ‘extreme events’

Lizzy Davies

01, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Destitution is almost inevitable’: Afghan refugees in Greece left homeless by failed system
Catch-22 system leaves people facing eviction upon being granted refugee status – yet unable to claim rent subsidies without accommodation

Katy Fallon

30, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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No mother should have to choose between her baby starving or being infected with HIV | Olena Stryzhak
In Ukraine many mothers lack the formula milk and drugs needed to prevent mother-to-child transmission. We must not allow this war to undo decades of progress

Olena Stryzhak

30, Nov, 2022 @7:15 AM

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‘Culture of exclusion’ keeps women of colour from top media jobs, report reveals
Analysis of media organisations and news stories shows underrepresentation across editorial leadership and coverage

Lizzy Davies

30, Nov, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘I get this rush of sadness’: is a wave of youth migration threatening the Nigerian way of life?
Lack of opportunities, corruption and insecurity are driving younger people abroad – and is tearing the very fabric of the country’s culture

Olayide Oluwafunmilayo Soaga, in Lagos

29, Nov, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Mass evictions at Angkor Wat leave 10,000 families facing uncertain future
Cambodian government claims ‘voluntary relocations’ needed for Unesco status, but stallholders say they are being forced out of the site

Fiona Kelliher and Phin Rathana

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Action is needed right now to end sexual violence in conflict | Angelina Jolie
Despite pledges from governments worldwide, not nearly enough has been done over the past decade to help survivors and deter perpetrators, says UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

28, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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