Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa
Mathew Lane Durham’s sexual abuse of orphans in Kenya exposes a deeper disfunction with American voluntourism and Christian outreach in Africa.
A short history of helping far-off peoples
Humanitarian appeals that obscure the complex political causes of disasters do undermine the agency and individuality of their victims, and diminish the responsibility of governments to meet the needs of their citizens.
The evidence suggests that support for UK development NGOs is actually growing
Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB, discusses
Building back worse? When efforts to build community resilience fail.
Part of the ESRC-DFID-funded project ‘Resilience Policymaking in Nepal: Giving Voice to Communities’
There Are Better Ways To Fight Poverty Than Giving Money To Corporations
“By focusing their branding and marketing around an important societal issue, corporations advance self-serving industrial agendas, thereby avoiding social backlash.”
Oxfam Sex Scandal: (In)human(e)itarianism and the hypersexualised “adultification” of black girls
The recent revelations of sexual exploitation by representatives of British humanitarian aid organisations in Haiti and South Sudan.