In Syria, a generation of children traumatized by war
[OPINION] In March, the Syrian war entered its seventh year. A conflict causing both physical and psychological damage. For Carolyn Miles, president of NGO Save the Children, populations should get more mental health support, particularly children. But how to be effective as the war drags on ?
“The Day the Syrian War Becomes Longer than World War II”, Devex, March 15, 2017 – photo © Save the Children
Fashion, a vehicle for the development of Africa ?
[INTERVIEW] In October 2016, the African Development Bank launched “Fashionomics”, a platform designed to support the projects of the many Africans working in the textile industry. How can fashion contribute to the growth and development of the African continent ? An interview with economist Emanuela Gregorio.
“AfDB Offers Boost to Africa’s Fashion Industry”, Devex, March 21, 2017 – photo © Yenkassa
In Africa and in Yemen, 20 million people on the brink of famine
[ARTICLE] The humanitarian crisis currently striking Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen is the worst the world has known since World War II. Amplified by the El Niño-induced drought, it is rooted in unstable political contexts. How can the international community take action ?
« Conflits et climat : pourquoi les famines sont de retour », Le Monde, March 28, 2017 – map © Le Monde
From Asmara to Addis Ababa, Eritreans’ escape to Ethiopia
[REPORT] Every month, 5,000 Eritreans leave their country to escape from an authoritarian and violent State. Their destinations include Libya, the European Union and Israel, but not only : about 150,000 of them have found refuge in Ethiopia. Who are these men and women ? What are their aspirations now ? This multimedia report paints their portrait.
“Journeys on Hold”, Overseas Development Institute, March 2017 – photo © ODI
Floods in Peru : when rural flight makes cities more vulnerable
[ARTICLE] Climate change-related risks are more and more important in Latin America. The deadly floods that hit Peru have highlighted the vulnerability of cities, as they face high population growth and the development of informal settlements. From Port-au-Prince to Rio de Janeiro, how to make the metropolis more resilient ?
“Peru’s Deadly Floods Ring Alarm Bell for Latin America Cities”, Thomson Reuters Foundation News, March 23, 2017 – photo © Reuters
What future for U.S. official development assistance ?
[ARTICLE] The 2018 budget proposed in March by the Trump administration considers making cuts in U.S. official development assistance. How will it impact beneficiary countries ? The beginning of an answer through the example of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program, that associates humanitarian aid and development.
“Trump’s Proposed Cut to School Meals Scheme Branded ‘Cruel and Shameful’”, The Guardian, March 23, 2017 – photo © KPA/Zuma/Rex Features
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