Disaster Relief

Why Do We Ignore Disability in International Development?

James Thornberry | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Thornberry

Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made a speech in support of foreign aid. He defended Government spending in this area and reaffirmed the ...

Khalsa Aid's Humanitarian Relief in Somerset Shows a Glimpse of a Future Post-Racial Britain

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

Whilst the British Government has been immobilised by indecision, and confusion about its strategic response to the winter floods, Somerset has been left to drown. Large parts of the UK have been submerged under flood waters for months. No. 10 has failed to act as people in the region watch helplessly as their homes, businesses, cattle and crop become subsumed by contaminated water.

Disaster in Haiti - Four Years On

Mike Baker | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Mike Baker

The world looked on in horror as a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. More than 200,000 people were killed in the capital alone, along with countless thousands of animals, including beloved pets and vitally important livestock. Just 72 hours later, the WSPA, rushed to aid the animals of the devastated nation...

Philippines - The Spirit of Renewal

Toby Porter | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Toby Porter

It has been a tremendous experience - haunting and inspiring in equal measure. We are at the one-mile mark of a long and challenging marathon which we must plan and implement well, while also being accountable and creative.

Typhoon Haiyan Creates a Scene of Desolation for People and Animals

Mike Baker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mike Baker

The Philippines is no stranger to deadly storms, but the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan stands apart. Described as the world's most powerful storm on record, it has already cost the lives of thousands of people and undoubtedly countless animals on which they rely.

Sudanese Youth Lead Storm Relief Efforts as Entire Neighbourhoods Collapse

Yousra Elbagir | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yousra Elbagir

Dahabbaya Idris and her two young children share a single room in her mother's home in Al-Hilla Al-Jadeeda, a suburb of Omdurman, Sudan. Just a few houses down lies the rubble that was once her home, a mud house which completely disintegrated under the force of the heavy rains that have plagued Sudan over the last month...

Japan Tsunami: Recovery Faces the Test of Survivors' Mind

Davinder Kumar | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The last few days I have spent scouring the tsunami-devastated coastline of Japan's north-east. From Ishinomaki to Onagawa, Shichigahama to Kesennuma, the landscape has been drastically altered as Japan presses on with the world's costliest disaster recovery till date.

Aid Workers are the Common Face of Humanity

Davinder Kumar | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

They are out there, always, often the first people to reach. You have seen them feed malnourished children and starving people in the Horn of Africa.