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Cuts to overseas aid thwart UK efforts to fight Covid pandemic
Government watchdog finds £3.5bn cut has damaged attempts to tackle virus in poorer countries

Patrick Wintour

20, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK announces extra £29m of humanitarian aid for Ethiopia
Fears grow over effect of government blockade on worsening food, water and energy situation

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

15, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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G20 leaders agree to involve Taliban in distributing Afghanistan aid
Leaders agree in principle that funds can be channelled through UN agencies to avert ‘humanitarian meltdown’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Oct, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Rishi Sunak to save billions by counting IMF cash as aid for poor
Exclusive: chancellor criticised by former Tory international development secretaries for planned use of $27.4bn windfall

Larry Elliott Economics editor

10, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Zimbabwean who cleared Falklands mines urges rethink on 75% cut to clearance programmes
Cuthbert Mutukwa fears disastrous consequences for home country if UK cuts go ahead as it nears ‘mine-free’ status

Lizzy Davies

08, Oct, 2021 @4:32 PM

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King of Jordan hidden property empire worth more than $100m, Pandora papers reveal
Arab world’s longest-serving current monarch has disguised his ownership of properties via series of offshore firms, documents show

Simon Goodley and Michael Safi

03, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid
Seven senior officials responsible for ‘delivering lifesaving aid’ told to leave amid de facto blockade of food, medicine and fuel

Georgina Quach

01, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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WHO ‘should pay reparations to victims of sexual abuse by staff’
Exclusive: UN agency must respond to the ‘real needs’ of the women and girls, says Julienne Lusenge, co-chair of the independent inquiry into the scandal

Lizzy Davies

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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I call on the world to help my son, an aid worker wrongfully imprisoned by Israel | Khalil El Halabi
Mohammad El Halabi has been detained for five years without trial, says Khalil El Halabi, a former UNRWA education supervisor

Khalil El Halabi

30, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Living in a cave is no life’: Pakistani villagers trapped by Taliban and poverty
Seven years after fleeing army clashes with militants, 100 families eking out an existence on a hillside near the Afghan border are unable to return home

Oliver Marsden

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan: the dilemma for donors | Editorial
Editorial: The Taliban are showing their true colours. The people face a desperate struggle for basic rights – and for survival

Editorial

28, Sep, 2021 @5:50 PM

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‘Humbled and heartbroken’: WHO finds its Ebola staff abused women and girls
Inquiry commissioned by WHO details sexual abuse, including rape allegations, during DRC outbreak

Peter Beaumont

28, Sep, 2021 @3:35 PM

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