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War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics

War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics

A report challenges the economic migrant myth, revealing that most of those making perilous sea crossing were forced from their homes by persecution and fear.

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7 principles of persuasion for more effective fundraising

7 principles of persuasion for more effective fundraising

Fundraisers and communicators know that understanding audiences and human behaviour is key to success. This article explains some of the principles of persuasion that improve fundraising and campaigni...

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Why we need to get contraceptives to teenagers – podcast

Why we need to get contraceptives to teenagers – podcast

For 1.8 billion young people – the largest cohort ever – family planning will be vital in shaping lives and livelihoods. As leaders prepare for the London Family Planning Summit, Lucy Lamble looks at ...

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Islamic finance provides Kenyans with cushion against drought

Islamic finance provides Kenyans with cushion against drought

This Muslim-majority county's first private cooperative offers interest-free loans, with no fees for late payment - in accordance with Islamic principles.

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The untold cost of cost-effectiveness in family planning

The untold cost of cost-effectiveness in family planning

Environmental and health groups working together on family planning - a partnership that delivers for people living in remote areas.

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Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals - ICRC

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

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The uninhabitable earth

The uninhabitable earth

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

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Reducing disaster risk: understanding barriers to women’s leadership

Reducing disaster risk: understanding barriers to women’s leadership

In May, government delegations and disaster risk professionals from across the globe gathered in Cancun, Mexico, for the fifth Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Participatory budgeting at the local level in Nepal

Participatory budgeting at the local level in Nepal

On 29 May, the government of Nepal released its annual budget for the fiscal year 2017/18 (that starts on 16 July) worth 1278 billion Nepali Rupees (Rs).

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Peter Adams: Trust priceless when it comes to charities

Peter Adams: Trust priceless when it comes to charities

CID's Code of Conduct Committee chair in Fairfax - on why code's matter.

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