It sounds like promising news: The US and the Taliban are in talks to halt almost 2 decades of fighting in Afghanistan.   But when troops withdraw, what will happen to the aid that one of the world’s poorest countries relies on?  

The UK will bankroll disaster relief in overseas territories deemed too wealthy to receive aid under international guidelines set by the OECD. The moves comes after devastating hurricanes hit Caribbean territories last year. The UK has lobbied for an official rule change…

The British Foreign Office’s latest human rights report—released this week—glaringly omits the country’s complicity in grave humanitarian crises, from Yemen to Myanmar to the West Bank. The annual report “no longer signals Britain’s virtue,” writes Peter Oborne. “Instead,…

With some towns in Haiti wiped off the map by Hurricane Matthew last week, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called for a massive response—$120 million in aid for 750,000 people in need. As of yesterday, hard-hit areas were still without power, and local aid officials…

Philippe Guinot, Senegal country leader for the international health organization PATH, has watched warily as a rising wave of isolationism travels around the globe. Particularly in the wake of Great Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, Guinot worries that…

Aid organizations that sideline security concerns put workers at risk of kidnapping. Between 2002 and 2014, the number of reported kidnappings of aid workers each year quadrupled to 121, according to Abby Stoddard, a partner at Humanitarian Outcomes and the senior program…

Losing faith that rich countries will come through with financial aid for adapting to climate change, a group of 48 least-developed nations pointed to a flawed UN process. Poor countries cite little progress in climate talks underway in Bonn, ahead of the UN climate summit…

A slow down in international aid and domestic investment in health is limiting impact in the fight against diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, according to two Lancet studies. (here and here)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is putting fraudsters on notice: unless they repay money lost through fraud, the Fund will deduct double the amount from future grants. NPR Goats and Soda’s Nurith Aizenman led a fascinating interview with Cees…

Oxfam is pressing global leaders on the fate of $5.8 billion pledged in Ebola aid.