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Geography Matters

Human & Physical Geography.

Devastated by an earthquake, followed by hurricanes, people in Haiti lead some of the most desperate lives in the world.  Aid agencies are trying to help, but getting the right supplies to the right place is hard when there are no accurate maps detailing the roads.   170 more words

The Long Haul

“I’ve just heard about a great new ______ that will solve the ______ problem!”

And so goes the optimistic, well-intentioned refrain. The blanks can be straws or a well or a hospital on a boat or a… 526 more words


You think you know where your AID money goes?

At least 20% of the aid money countries claim they are giving to developing countries never leaves, according to new research.

Researchers at the Bristol-based group  783 more words


Resilience and state building - challenges and opportunities in Vanuatu

Dr Tess Newton Cain, Founder of the Devpacific Thinknet

We have heard a lot about resilience in Vanuatu since the passage of Cyclone Pam, during the 13th and 14th March. 659 more words


Hold On To Your Humanity

Last Friday, the Comunidad 19 traveled to the Haitian-Dominican border in order to witness market day. The pushing of the crowd quickly pushed me through the initial shock of doing something I never thought I would be able to say I did. 558 more words

Hailing From La República Dominicana

Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future

By Colin Todhunter, Global Research

Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. 1,078 more words

Financial Services

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??????????? Director of the Global Justice Now Nick Dearden said: “It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business. This is the exact opposite of what is needed, which is support to small-scale farmers and fairer distribution of land and resources to give African countries more control over their food systems. Africa can produce enough food to feed its people. The problem is that our food system is geared to the luxury tastes of the richest, not the needs of ordinary people. Here the British government is using aid money to make the problem even worse.” Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Benin, Malawi and Senegal are all involved in the New Alliance. In a January 2015 piece in The Guardian, Dearden continued by saying that development was once regarded as a process of breaking with colonial exploitation and transferring power over resources from the ‘first’ to the ‘third world’, involving a revolutionary struggle over the world’s resources. However, the current paradigm is based on the assumption that developing countries need to adopt neo-liberal policies and that public money in the guise of aid should facilitate this. The notion of ‘development’ has become hijacked by rich corporations and the concept of poverty depoliticised and separated from structurally embedded power relations.