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Meet Ukraine's frontline humanitarians

17 August 2017

When disaster or conflict happens, people living locally are not only the most affected but often the first to respond and save lives by providing support to those most in need. When it's happening in your community, you may... Keep reading


Punk and disability inclusion have more in common than you may think

02 December 2016

Joey Ramone once told Entertainment Weekly that "all punk is is attitude". My knowledge of the 1970s music scene might be hazy, and whether you can reduce an entire genre to one word is not for me to say,... Keep reading (1 Comment)


World Humanitarian Summit: An opportunity to pave the way for inclusive humanitarian responses

19 May 2016

Throughout the different humanitarian crises across the world, one problem persists - the needs of vulnerable groups continue to go uncovered (in conflicts and disasters). The needs of the most marginalised people - children, youth, older people, people w Keep reading


World Day of Social Justice: Ending human trafficking and forced labour

20 February 2015

I came across this story while with our Affiliate in Ukraine...a shocking and timely story for today's World Day of Social Justice. This year's theme is "ending human trafficking and forced labour". Talking to refugees from the war in... Keep reading


Ukraine crisis: Older people on the frontline

19 February 2015

In Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, talking to elderly people from the non-government controlled areas of Donietsk and Luhansk. So many are on their own, frail and with very little money, with freezing temperatures of minus 10 C outside. One... Keep reading

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