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The Observer view on a humanitarian calamity in the making | Observer editorial
Without a 25% rise in aid, tens of millions of people will be put at risk of starvation and disease. We must step up to the challenge

Observer editorial

04, Dec, 2022 @6:30 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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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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Rich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis – but will they? | Gordon Brown
For too long pledges have gone unmet, so at Cop28 new solutions need to be explored, says Gordon Brown, WHO ambassador for global health financing

Gordon Brown

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UK aid to Afghanistan entrenched corruption and injustice, report finds
Government watchdog says £3.5bn aid in 20 years to 2020 failed to achieve aim of stabilising Afghan government

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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UK government spending: where the cuts will fall
With health and education protected, other departments will struggle to cope with rising costs

Heather Stewart

17, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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UK criticised for ‘disastrous decision’ to cut health aid pledge by almost a third
Charities say reduced donations to the Global Fund will lead to the preventable deaths of up to 1.5 million people

Lizzy Davies and Aubrey Allegretti

14, Nov, 2022 @3:48 PM

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‘Devastating impact’: Tony Blair hits out at PM’s slashing of overseas aid
In an exclusive interview on the sidelines of Cop27, the former PM also warned against backsliding on climate commitments

Fiona Harvey, environment editor, in Sharm El-Sheikh

12, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Tigray still without aid eight days after deal to end Ethiopia’s blockade
Humanitarian groups hope to deliver huge influx of food and medicine to millions facing famine and disease

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

10, Nov, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Boris Johnson’s attacks behind fall in support for overseas aid, says minister
Andrew Mitchell, the international development minister, says former PM calling aid budget a ‘giant cashpoint in the sky’ harmed backing

Michael Savage Policy editor

06, Nov, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Race against time for sick patients after Ethiopia peace deal
Restart of aid imminent after surprise deal earlier this week brought prospect of end to blockade and one of Africa’s deadliest conflicts

Jason Burke and Lizzy Davies

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘More dignity’: aid organisations switch to cash in drought-hit Ethiopia
Giving people money is said to be more efficient and empowering than in-kind aid such as sacks of grain

Fred Harter in Dasenech

03, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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