We can't change the terrible experience these children have already lived through, but we must try to ensure that each and every one of the children affected are kept safe, and provided with the food, water and supplies they so desperately need.
This weekend I ran a marathon. That's genuinely a sentence I never thought I'd type, and it still feels quite odd. Whilst I was prepared for it to simultaneously be the best and worst experience of my life, it was neither. I don't really know how I feel about the whole thing.
Our colleagues on the ground in Nepal are reporting that the earthquake is like nothing they have ever experienced and describe utter devastation. They report dwindling supplies of water and food, power outages, and downed communication networks.
I spent the last week on the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily - both on the frontlines of migration to Europe from Libya. There I met migrants from countries as diverse as Syria, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Sudan. All risked their lives travelling across the Mediterranean.
Our political leaders are breaking a fundamental rule: no human being can prosper as an isolated individual, however impressed we may be with personal empowerment. We are all ultimately part of a systemic whole and, if one dimension is left negated, the other will suffer too. So unless we restore hope to these people in the underbelly of our cities, we're not going to have a Britain to be proud of. The essence of equality is every citizen's right to dignity, irrespective of personal wealth.
Ten years later, what are my reflections on my experience as a carer? First, I never saw myself as a carer. The word 'carer' implies forced responsibilities. I was simply and overwhelmingly John's girlfriend who only wanted the best for him. We had wonderful times together - cancer isn't all bad - and his illness only made us appreciate each other even more.
During my visit, our plane had to circle in the sky above Kathmandu for hours whilst we struggled to land due to the morning fog and we experienced hours of standstill traffic as we tried to navigate our way through the city slums.
Soils are magical and mysterious, essential to all life on earth, but extremely vulnerable, and being terribly damaged. We know enough about soils for...
As the May 2015 election moves closer it is interesting to see what might be offered to charities and social enterprises by the main parties. The value of the charitable sector to the economy is clear, especially in terms of job creation, but the manifesto priorities are rather mixed.
The recent article by Joe Duckworth, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) on this site will probably sound reasonable to anyone who, like Mr Duckworth, has little or no experience of hunting and wildlife management. But dig deeper into what he espouses and the cracks in his argument quickly become apparent.
When we hear the same story from different sources, we usually start paying attention. This month, several organisations alerted us to the broken links between economic growth and people's wellbeing. More importantly, it appears that governments are taking notice. Could this be the dawn of an economic revolution? Let's look at the story.
Today we need to head into Kathmandu and towards the epicentre. Colleagues have children they need to see. And we need to be close to the epicentre to help manage our response. The reports coming in from rural districts around the epicentre are alarming. Our staff are telling us that many, many buildings have collapsed. Homes, schools, hospitals. The hope is that since the earthquake struck on Saturday lunchtime, casualties will be minimised as fewer people would have been in public buildings.
A housing revolution is happening at my university: students at SOAS in London have been staging a rent strike. 150 residents at the university's hall...
Anyone who's ever spoken to me for more than about five minutes will know that I'm a serial volunteer. I contracted the volunteering bug sometime around my 14th birthday and ever since, have lived and breathed volunteering...
The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in not only the scale of the epidemic but its spread. It has overwhelmed national health systems and left international experts wondering how to address an epidemic on such a scale.
There seems to be such a void between politics, the media and everyday people. All I seem to read, watch and hear is immigrants and disabled people draining our society. Yet the recession, debt and issues we currently face began in financial sectors. Sectors that remain propped up by our government.