Aid Headlines

  • Gareth Evans and Bob Carr join call for Labor to increase Australia's foreign aid

    Former ministers want party’s national conference to commit to target of 0.7% of gross national income Former Labor ministers including Gareth Evans and Bob Carr have called on their party to increase Australia’s foreign aid. The two former foreign ministers joined the former trade minister John Kerin, the former international development minister Melissa Parke, the former parliamentary secretary Bob McMullan and the former president of the ACTU Sharan Burrow in signing an open letter urging a...

    the Guardian
  • Pakistan to expel 18 charities as part of crackdown on international organisations

    'It's hard to overstate the significance of the hunt for bin Laden and the impact it had on Pakistani perceptions of foreign NGOs'
  • UK aid to Yemen is eclipsed by weapons sales to the Saudi coalition

    UK aid to Yemen is eclipsed by the billions brought in through the bungling, deceitful sale of British weapons to Saudi Arabia The war in Yemen has killed as many as 57,000 people since March 2015, left 8.4 million people surviving on food aid and created a cholera epidemic. The British government claims to have been at the forefront of international humanitarian assistance, giving more than £570m to Yemen in bilateral aid since the war began. Yet the financial value of aid is a drop in the...

    the Guardian
  • In a twist, Trump fights to keep some Palestinian aid alive

    For two years, the Trump administration has unabashedly slashed U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Now, amid signs it may finally roll out its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, the administration … Click to Continue