Two weeks have passed after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu and emerging aerial images confirm total or near-total destruction of homes, buildings and crops. Almost 90 percent of the island has been flattened. 689 more words
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In early March, fighting had eased in the Kokang region, Myanmar and over 2,000 Kokang people who fled due to the fighting gradually returned home. Unfortunately, fight has soon resumed and intensified in a few days and expanded into Chinese territory, resulting in civilian casualties. 287 more words
How horrifying does the footage have to get before we wake up to the mass grave in the Mediterranean?
I have a mixed relationship with Vice. I still associate it with a lackadaisically sensationalist hipster style of reportage – an over-easy ‘whoa, cool’ attitude to the darkest dramas unfolding across our planet. 335 more words
We who work in the international aid sector often have a strikingly distorted view of what most people care about.
Because we’re surrounded by the consequences of crisis, and because those consequences are so very dramatic, we significantly over-assume the interest of others. 824 more words
On 13 March, Cyclone Pam, a Category Five storm, swept through the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. In the capital of Port Vila, about 90 percent of the housing has been destroyed. 354 more words
Scrolling through Facebook this morning, I came across a sponsored post from Oxfam, asking for money for Vanuatu.
It was timely, eye-catching and well-directed: a victory for the algorithm which correctly targeted me, married to the sense of moment generated by a major news event. 899 more words
(Left) Several days ago, a Burmese donated and delivered five bags of rice regardless of the danger.
(Right) Quilt, rice, vegetables, medicines, cooking oil and drinking water are most needed. 366 more words