New Funding for Addressing Migrant and Refugee Crisis

New Funding for Addressing Migrant and Refugee Crisis Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.
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Want to stop sexual violence in war? Confront everyday inequality | Geoffrey Dennis

William Hague’s attempt to tackle violence in war is too narrow. In Uganda, men are talking to men about respecting womenLast month, I was in Uganda visiting some of the vital projects we support in the north and west of the country. I was particularly interested in seeing how men’s attitudes to women had changed.As […]
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Banking on change: giving financial power to the world’s poorest

A loans and savings initiative is transforming the lives of some of the poorest in 11 countriesOn a table in the middle of the room sits a green metal box with three padlocks, to which three people each have a key. Everyone present chips in an agreed amount of money and gets their passbook stamped […]
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Killers on the loose: the deadly viruses that threaten human survival

Could the next big animal-human disease wipe us out?Astrid Joosten was a 41-year-old Dutch woman who, in June 2008, went to Uganda with her husband. At home in Noord-Brabant, she worked as a business analyst. Both she and her husband, Jaap Taal, a financial manager, enjoyed annual adventures, especially to Africa. The journey in 2008, booked through […]
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Offa’s new director prepares for battle

The controversial new director of the Office for Fair Access starts work this week. Can he achieve his goal of getting more disadvantaged students into the elite universities, or has he been set up to fail, asks Peter WilbyLes Ebdon sounds as if he is about to tackle an unexploded bomb. The new director of […]
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Britain’s cleaners do the dirtiest jobs | Fran Abrams

The John Lewis protest is a drop in the ocean. The people who clean our offices and homes deserve a union and a living wageAs I signed in for work at the back door of the Savoy one night, the security man looked at me quizzically: “Where you from, Fran?””Manchester.””What, Manchester in England?””Yes, that’s right.” His […]
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Kony 2012: what’s the real story?

A 28-minute film about the plight of children in Africa has been watched more than 21m times on YouTube. But the charity behind it is facing criticism for its Hollywood-style campaigning on the issue. Are the criticisms fair?Since Monday, more than 21m people have viewed this film – made by an American charity called Invisible […]
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