aid

  • January 26, 2010

    The UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator yesterday told delegates attending the Ministerial Conference on Haiti that health care, food, water and shelter are top priorities for quake survivors.

  • January 13, 2010

    A major earthquake has hit Haiti, one of the poorest nations on earth. Thousands are feared dead, injured or displaced in and around the capital Port au Prince after the quake. Governments and aid agencies are pledging rapid assistance.

  • October 2, 2009

    Progressio has welcomed a pledge by Gordon Brown to ensure the UK government spends 0.7% of national income on aid to the world’s poorest - but says says that adaption funds for climate change must also be a top priority.

  • August 25, 2009

    Caritas Internationalis says its ability to support vulnerable people in conflict zones has been severely restricted by the actions of governments over the last 18 months.

  • May 29, 2009

    Urging support for decent funding for international aid programmes, 59 of the 65 synod bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have signed a letter calling on members of the US Congress to act.

  • May 14, 2009

    The Micah Challenge coalition in Australia has welcomed the government’s continued commitment to overseas development in the 2009-10 aid budget announced on 13 May, but says that there is a long way to go in securing justice for the poor.

  • April 22, 2009

    Progressio today welcomed the UK government’s promise to meet existing aid commitments to the world’s poorest people in 2010-11, though it expressed concern at “efficiency savings” totalling some £155 million.

  • April 22, 2009

    The government’s first ever UK carbon budget reveals a disappointing lack of ambition and leadership, says British-based international development agency Christian Aid. But it welcomes Gordon Brown’s decision to protect the aid budget.

  • February 2, 2009

    As the bleak economic climate forces NGOs to scale back staff, human resource experts say managers should focus as much on developing skilled staff for the long term as they have on cutting back.

  • December 2, 2008

    Progressio has welcomed the British government’s repeated promise to deliver 0.7% of GNP in development aid to the world's poorest countries, but says it must follow through on long-term commitments to developing nations.