The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

A market in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

We hear a lot about austerity and have just suffered another unpleasant budget, but despite the economic realities faced by many hundreds of thousands(...)

Michelle Winthrop: “Those people who we worked with 14 years ago don’t need our help anymore... they are helping us help other people.”

It’s understandable that World Food Day came and went this week with little fuss, Michelle Winthrop admits. It’s not just that hunger hardly registers(...)

Foam from industrial waste floats on the polluted Tiete River in Pirapora do Bom Jesus, 56km northwest of Sao Paulo, earlier this month. Today is World Water Day.

Last February Megha Kumar, a young woman from Delhi, stood before delegates at the launch ceremony to designate 2013 as the United Nations Inte(...)