Tag: Aid

Comic relief 2013

Blog editor Emily Wight muses on the fundraising efforts going on around the country for Comic Relief As I type, people up and down...

The hunger alarm: hear the scream

What is the relationship between the changing climate and food poverty? DiA blogger Hannah Loryman outlines the grave challenges we face and the measures...

Aid to India: the end of an era

Following Justine Greening’s announcement last week that the UK will halt funding aid to India from 2015, DiA volunteer Nate Barker considers whether she...

Microfinance: behind the mythology

In response to DiA writer Nate Barker’s arguments against microfinance, Emma Howard defends the practice and claims it is often misrepresented. Emma is a...

Microfinance is changing minds – and lives

. . Blog writer Emma Howard dismisses the negative media portrayal of developing countries and examines the positive effects of microfinance projects on thousands of lives....

Britain’s aid to India: explained

. The question of aid to India has been circulating around Britain recently. In this article, Blog Officer Emily Wight puts forward the basic...

Cyclone Thane hits Pondicherry

. Last month a cyclone hit South India and Pondicherry, where Development in Action’s partner organisation Sharana is, was badly affected. Blog Editor and...

Whatever happened to Band Aid?

. As we wrap up 2011 and enjoy the Christmas break, DiA blogger Lynsey Logan reflects on the Band Aid movement which fewer people talk about...

Why Aid India?

Freelance writer Kevin Perry considers the coalition’s controversial decision to safeguard funding for international development amidst cuts to the rest of the public sector. Having volunteered...

Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

A year after a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti, Jessie Kirk reflects on the global humanitarian aid response. The generosity shown by the general public...