As Sri Lanka’s economic crisis began to unfold in March, 2022, nationwide protests erupted that led to the defeat of political royalty Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the start of the Ranil Wickremesinghe-led government. The economic crisis is a result of low foreign reserves and a high current account deficit, which has left the country dependent on Read More…
Foreign aid: the double-edged sword
Foreign aid might not be so helpful after all. Funds tend to benefit the rich rather than help those in poverty.
Harrowing Stories from the Streets of Venezuela
I recently was put in contact with a few journalists from Venezuela to explain what life is like there during these volatile times. This is what they had to say.
Feminine Hygiene and Security
How does limited access to feminine hygiene products affect women in developing countries? Catherine Gao makes the case that access to feminine hygiene products should always be included in aid.
Sending Humanitarian Aid into Conflict Zones
In 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported 13.5 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. Millions of innocent victims are fleeing what has become a region of immense political instability, destabilization, violence, war, and persecution. Immediate life-saving aid such as food, water, sanitation, and health care are desperately Read More…
Financing Education: Understanding the Education Cannot Wait Fund
In countries and communities where war and natural disasters can last for years, children are not given the opportunity to realize their right to eduction. Natasha Dobrijevic explores the new Education Cannot Wait fund and what it means for the future of education in emergencies.
Analyzing the Future of Canadian Aid
If Canadians want to consider themselves leaders in global development, they’ll have to reexamine their aid policies. Steven Rai explains.