Oxfam scandal reveals ‘sinister world of aid’
Does aid do more harm than good? Oxfam, Britain’s most famous charity, is in meltdown after it was revealed to have covered up sexual abuse in disaster zones. Donations have plummeted.
Cynics pour cold water on ice bucket challenge
Social media has been flooded in recent weeks with videos of friends and celebrities dousing themselves in icy water. The challenge is for charity, but has it done more harm than good?
Party shark banned as RSPCA week kicks off
This week, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals makes a renewed appeal for support. As recent controversies prove, their battle is not yet won.
Billions sought to rebuild devastated Darfur
The name of ‘Darfur’, a poor region in western Sudan, has conjured images of horror and brutality for a decade. Now peace is finally close – but healing the scars may take more than money.
Global anger over the cost of going green
At the United Nations conference on tackling climate change, poorer countries are demanding subsidies for green energy plans from industrialised nations. Frustration is building on both sides.
Syria’s children suffer shocking war trauma
A charity has captured the world’s attention by revealing first hand stories of children caught in Syria’s bloody civil war. Its report, Untold Atrocities, details appalling suffering.
Campaign to catch war criminal goes viral
For decades, Joseph Kony has enslaved children and forced them to wreak horror on their communities. Now, Facebook is echoing with calls to bring him to justice – but experts are critical.
Privatisation push as care home giant collapses
The UK's largest chain of care homes has gone bust, after business decisions left it exposed to economic bad times. Ministers are proposing more privatisation at a difficult moment.