Major aid donors found to have funded ‘conversion therapy’ clinics in Africa

The UK government is among major aid donors to have funded clinics in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that offer so-called “conversion therapies”, which pressurise gay


‘Sponsor a child’ schemes attacked for perpetuating racist attitudes

International child sponsorship schemes have come under attack for perpetuating racist thinking, as an apology by a charity to thousands of children in Sri Lanka


Protesters call on banks to ‘drop African debt’ in wake of Covid

Activists at a demonstration outside the annual general meeting of HSBC in London have demanded the bank and other financial giants provide debt relief to


Plan International accused of abandoning children in Sri Lanka exit

One of the world’s largest children’s rights charities has admitted it “made a number of mistakes” when it left Sri Lanka abruptly last year, amid


Gaza damage and Glasgow raids: human rights this fortnight in pictures

Peruvian rival presidential candidates Pedro Castillo (left), of the Perú Libre party, and Keiko Fujimori, of the Fuerza Popular party, bump fists at the signing


UK accused of a ‘abandoning’ Rohingya with ‘catastrophic’ 40% aid cut

The government has been accused of abandoning Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after cutting aid to the humanitarian response by more than 40%. The Foreign, Commonwealth

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UK civil servants given just days to prepare £2.9bn aid cuts in 2020

UK civil servants were given five to seven working days to prepare 30% cuts in the overseas aid budget last summer, including a £730m cut


Irene Owens obituary

My friend Irene Owens, who has died aged 102, was a typist, switch-board operator, air-raid warden, nursery nurse and one-woman aid provider to Zimbabwe after