Spending on Syria crisis is 'UK aid at its best'
4/18/2017 The UK government has committed £2.46bn in aid to the Syria crisis since 2012, its largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis and considerably more than comparable European countries such as France.
Seattle, King County councils approve $1.3 million in legal aid for immigrants
4/18/2017 The Seattle City Council and Metropolitan King County Council each approved allocations Monday to help people defend themselves in immigration court.
Lawmakers mandate child hearing aid coverage
4/18/2017 Fourth grader JoLynn Barrentine's of Enigma. A pair of hearing aids for her can cost around $6,000. Under newly passes legislation that's awaiting the governors signature, insurers would have to cover up to $3,000 in hearing-aid related costs every ...
As More Migrants Die at Sea, EU and Aid Groups Are at Odds on Approach
4/18/2017 ROME—Emergency crews near the shores of Libya are confronting a grim paradox: There have never been so many rescue boats along the sea passage to Italy.
USU starting new mental health first aid workshop
4/18/2017 Instead of learning to treat cuts and burns, those who attend the all-day workshop will learn to give mental health first aid. According to Derrik Tollefson, director of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at USU, this is the ...
Secret aid worker: we've lost our humanity to jargon and statistics
4/18/2017 Any humanity has long disappeared from the aid and development sectors. Somewhere along the way, with our technical jargon, sophisticated statistical evaluation methods, and a knowing but resigned pragmatism, we've forgotten that the people who we ...
Senior Tories Demand Foreign Aid Slashed, Diverted to Military
4/18/2017 Senior Conservatives are calling for the government to scrap the legally enshrined rule forcing the UK to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on foreign aid, making more funds available to the military. The 0.7 per cent pledge was made law by former ...
Why President Trump Should Use Foreign Aid For Health To Make America Great
4/18/2017 In addition to the humanitarian case for foreign aid, there are three very powerful reasons, which are aligned with President Donald Trump's populist “America first” vision, why the administration should maintain and even spend more on global health.
Cabinet split opens up over foreign aid spending
4/18/2017 A Cabinet split has opened up over plans to cut foreign aid spending to free up more money to keep Britain safe. Ministers have urged Theresa May to drop Britain's commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of national income on helping poorer countries, and ...
American Aid Worker Is Cleared of Child Abuse Charges in Egypt
4/18/2017 CAIRO - After three years in detention, the Egyptian-American aid worker Aya Hijazi was cleared of child abuse and human trafficking charges in Cairo on Sunday, abruptly ending a high-profile case that had become an international symbol of Egypt's ...