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Puerto Ricans are racing against the clock to apply for disaster aid

A month after Hurricane Maria, nearly 90 percent of Puerto Rico still doesn’t have electricity, and half of the island’s cell phone towers are out. But residents need either the internet or to make a
What it’s like delivering aid to a remote town in Puerto Rico

What it’s like delivering aid to a remote town in Puerto Rico

BARRANQUITAS, Puerto Rico — Past miles of torn-down telephone poles, uprooted trees, and crumpled landslides, the town of Barranquitas hides in the mountains of central Puerto Rico. Many of the
Historic change to aid rules allows use of funding when lives are at stake

Historic change to aid rules allows use of funding when lives are at stake

Rare change to international aid regulations means crisis-hit states will no longer be denied vital support because they are deemed too wealthyAid money can now be used to deal with humanitarian
'Shameful': UK and US under fire over blocked funds for Haiti cholera victims

'Shameful': UK and US under fire over blocked funds for Haiti cholera victims

China, France and Russia also among major UN donors resisting appeal to spend $40m of UN money on victims of cholera epidemic, claim lawyersHuman rights lawyers have accused the UK and other large
Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff

Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff

Organisation confirms misappropriation of almost $6m donated to fight deadly 2014 outbreak that claimed more than 11,000 lives in west AfricaThe Red Cross has admitted that millions of dollars meant
UK drags heels on sending mass rape investigators to Myanmar

UK drags heels on sending mass rape investigators to Myanmar

Foreign Office specialist group set up in 2012 to highlight pervasive use of sexual violence as a weapon by military not deployed to refugee campsA Foreign Office team specialising in gathering
Nigerian president sacks senior official amid claims of corruption

Nigerian president sacks senior official amid claims of corruption

Babachir Lawal removed from office after allegations that humanitarian aid was illegally diverted to companies he set upNigeria’s highest ranking civil servant has been sacked by President Muhammadu
Priti Patel summoned back to UK as PM prepares to sack her

Priti Patel summoned back to UK as PM prepares to sack her

Minister flies back from Africa trip as Israeli media reports she visited Golan Heights as guest of Israel, in breach of protocol Live blog: latest developments on Priti PatelTheresa May is preparing
Priti Patel forced to resign over meetings with Israeli officials – Politics live

Priti Patel forced to resign over meetings with Israeli officials – Politics live

International development secretary becomes second cabinet minister in a week to quit 10.44pm GMT The headlines keep coming. The Mirror has gone with “It’s Priti shambolic.”Thursday's MIRROR: it's
Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK's stature, say critics

Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK's stature, say critics

Aid experts fear furore over departed development secretary’s secret trip to Israel could reverse progress on helping world’s poor and dent British influence abroadThe furore over Priti Patel’s secret
Don’t be complacent: climate change will ravage rich and poor alike | Patricia Scotland

Don’t be complacent: climate change will ravage rich and poor alike | Patricia Scotland

My trip to islands that bore the brunt of Hurricanes Irma and Maria proved one thing: we must think again about how to help those most at riskIn Pointe Michel, on the Caribbean island of Dominica, I
Vietnam braced for second storm after devastating impact of Typhoon Damrey

Vietnam braced for second storm after devastating impact of Typhoon Damrey

As 400,000 people in coastal communities await emergency assistance after first deadly cyclone, aid workers warn Typhoon Kaikui will inflict further misery Almost 400,000 people are in need of
Seven weeks after Maria, Puerto Ricans are coming to each others’ aid

Seven weeks after Maria, Puerto Ricans are coming to each others’ aid

Utuado, Puerto Rico On a recent Sunday afternoon, the skinny country road that leads to the “Campamento de los Olvidados”—or campground of the forgotten—in the…
'Only God can save us': Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border

'Only God can save us': Yemeni children starve as aid is held at border

Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a
UK under fire as new figures show aid spending by broad range of ministries

UK under fire as new figures show aid spending by broad range of ministries

Aid experts speak out after official statistics reveal that about a quarter of UK aid budget was spent outside Department for International Development in 2016The proportion of Britain’s £13.4bn aid
Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

Cash handouts bring major benefits to world’s poorest people, allowing them to live with greater dignity, claims international studyForeign aid in the form of cash transfers with no strings attached
The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

The night Barbuda died: how Hurricane Irma created a Caribbean ghost town

Two and a half months after Barbuda was battered by 185mph winds, the island remains ruined and largely uninhabitated. Now locals are questioning if people will ever returnWalking the streets of the
Failed promises: survivors of deadly mudslide left homeless by Sierra Leone government

Failed promises: survivors of deadly mudslide left homeless by Sierra Leone government

With little sign of promised government help, hundreds of families displaced by the disaster in August now face eviction from government sheltersThe government of Sierra Leone has started closing down
Aid spent on private schools doesn’t reach world's poorest children, MPs say

Aid spent on private schools doesn’t reach world's poorest children, MPs say

Parliamentary committee advises caution over development funds channelled through private education, citing insufficient evidence of boost to learning There is a lack of evidence to support spending
The government's white paper clings to the past as the rest of the world moves on | Tony Milne

The government's white paper clings to the past as the rest of the world moves on | Tony Milne

Instead of imagining the kind of world we want to live in and the role Australia could play in it, the foreign policy paper paints a bleak picture for our future There are moments in history that come