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Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds and water lilies to survive

Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds and water lilies to survive

Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the river Nile.

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‘Uber’ is coming to the NGO Sector

‘Uber’ is coming to the NGO Sector

The future international NGO will look very different to the model we’ve become used to. It’s evolving before our eyes, and its the NGOs themselves doing the disrupting, writes CID Director Josie Paga...

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NZ Aid workers launch joint appeal for South Sudan famine

NZ Aid workers launch joint appeal for South Sudan famine

New Zealand’s major aid agencies are uniting in an urgent plea for public donations to support their collective effort to prevent a humanitarian calamity in South Sudan and neighbouring countries.

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Red Cross killings in Afghanistan reveal the limits of aid access

Red Cross killings in Afghanistan reveal the limits of aid access

The news last week that six members of the International Committee of the Red Cross were killed in Jawzjan, Afghanistan was a tragic echo of an attack 20 years earlier when another six ICRC workers we...

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David Miliband: aid is failing to keep pace with humanitarian crises

David Miliband: aid is failing to keep pace with humanitarian crises

The global humanitarian system is under “unprecedented strain” – with reactions to crises such as the threat of famine coming too late, according to David Miliband.

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Derisking is causing significant banking problems for two-thirds of US nonprofits

Derisking is causing significant banking problems for two-thirds of US nonprofits

Derisking by banks is making it difficult for nonprofits working internationally to send and receive money, causing projects to be delayed and even canceled, a new report has found.

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The gender woes of Australian NGOs

The gender woes of Australian NGOs

NGOs in Australia have a male leadership problem - a disproportionately high number have men at the helm. And, worse, reports Terence Wood, this isn’t because of a shortage of capable women.

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