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March 1, 2018

“We are who they call Rohingya. That is the name given to us” – Mohammad Rafiq. Cox’s Bazar is a tourist resort, all white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. Rich Bangladeshi families hold their selfie sticks high and try and squeeze as many people into picture-postcard moments as possible. It often makes me smile that […]

February 5, 2018

In the heat of the Zimbabwean sun, with the dusty dirt of the dry season and the tension of political uncertainty and fragile life, I was more than a little nervous. As we approached the homestead where Tulani and Angela live, with their four children, I was getting worried – would I know what to […]

January 26, 2018

Sierra Leone is a country of stark contrasts. It is home to gorgeous beaches, verdant rainforests and rare creatures, including the endangered pygmy hippo. It also has the fastest growing tourism industry in the world. In fact, according to the Daily Mail, the number of visitors traveling to the country rose by 310% from 2015 to […]

January 22, 2018

Change happens when we all work together On Saturday 20 January 2018, 200 people gathered together at William Booth College in London for a day of inspiration, challenge and action with All We Can. Together, they asked the question, ‘What role can we play in tackling global injustice and poverty’? Here are some of the highlights […]

January 18, 2018

This week, the newly appointed International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt MP, has said that the UK aid budget should be allocated to “issues the British public care about passionately” and that best serve the UK’s “national interest”. She also stated that the UK might cut aid to developing countries that fail to invest in their […]

January 15, 2018

For many, the world in which they live is a better place than it has been for many years. Never have women been more likely to survive giving birth to a child. There are fewer children under the age of five dying because of treatable and preventable diseases. And more people have been taken out […]

December 19, 2017

Christmas traditions around the world are special for millions of people. Through our work around the world, All We Can has come to know a number of these different traditions and they all have a common theme of sharing and good will. Burundi Christmas in Burundi is a much simpler celebration than in many other […]

December 11, 2017

Growing up in Malawi, I prided myself on my knowledge of African geography and at the age of 10, I could recite all the countries in Africa including their capital cities more or less in alphabetical order. I would always end with ‘Zimbabwe, Harare…!’, beaming at the achievement. It was not until a few years […]

December 1, 2017

In 2007, the British Medical Journal polled it’s members on what constitutes the greatest medical milestone of the last 150 years. From the 15 medical milestones presented for discussion, sanitation was the clear winner – seen as more important to national health and saving lives than even the development of antibiotics and anaesthesia. Getting the basics right […]

November 25, 2017

Conservative estimates put the number of children around the world who have lost one or both parents to HIV at over 17 million – 90% of whom live in sub-saharan Africa. Even worse, almost 3.4 million children in sub-saharan Africa under the age of 15 are living with HIV themselves. The pressure on older generations […]

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