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# developing-world - Friday 1 February, 2019

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption

Feb 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 17,173 Views 48 Comments

A ban on single-use plastics in Ireland won’t make a dent in ocean plastic pollution, while just five developing nations are the source of most of the pollution, writes Barry Dunning.

# developing-world - Saturday 29 December, 2018

This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps

Dec 29th 2018, 6:30 PM 8,103 Views 3 Comments

It consists of solar panels and a lead acid battery from an alarm or car, with a Raspberry Pi – a tiny and cheap computer – to provide processing power.

# developing-world - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irish tax deals costing poorer countries 'millions' in tax revenues
# Follow The Money
# Follow The Money

Irish tax deals costing poorer countries 'millions' in tax revenues

Apr 18th 2016, 8:56 AM 9,792 Views 48 Comments

ActionAid has called on the Irish government to reconsider treaties that reduce multinationals’ tax obligations in developing countries.

# developing-world - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year

Oct 30th 2014, 3:08 PM 5,720 Views 18 Comments

The Trócaire Lenten campaign is in its 41st year.

# developing-world - Monday 13 October, 2014

Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters
# Disaster Reduction
# Disaster Reduction

Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters

Oct 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 644 Views 8 Comments

Surely powerful natural events like cyclones and tsunamis should be indiscriminate in their destruction? The figures tell a different story.

# developing-world - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
# TURF'S UP
# TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,468 Views 28 Comments

…Especially women and children.

# developing-world - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do
# Daily Life
# Daily Life

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aug 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 74 Views 10 Comments

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

# developing-world - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Facebook's latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and Google
# Free Internet
# Free Internet

Facebook's latest app is offering developing countries free access to Wikipedia and Google

Jul 31st 2014, 1:13 PM 5,292 Views 7 Comments

Mobile users in Zambia will be the first ones to use Internet.org’s new app, which provides them with free basic access to internet services through their phone.

# developing-world - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet
# World Malaria Day
# World Malaria Day

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

Apr 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 21 Views 13 Comments

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# developing-world - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

"By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world" - Bill Gates
# World Poverty
# World Poverty

"By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world" - Bill Gates

Jan 22nd 2014, 5:16 PM 12,176 Views 82 Comments

The entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist today released an annual letter, aimed at tackling what he called “the three myths” about poverty.

# developing-world - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Dec 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 61 Views 9 Comments

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# developing-world - Sunday 15 December, 2013

€3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India
# India
# India

€3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India

Dec 15th 2013, 11:00 AM 4,861 Views 42 Comments

The Irish people have been thanked for their generosity in helping to establish a pioneering care centre for mentally and physically challenged children in rural India.

# developing-world - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer

Oct 12th 2013, 4:39 PM 5,339 Views 39 Comments

An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.

# developing-world - Friday 13 September, 2013

We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say
# Biofuels
# Biofuels

We should be using more seaweed to power things, MEPs say

Sep 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,487 Views 27 Comments

MEPs want a cap placed on the use of less environmentally friendly biofuels, and a switch to fuels derived from seaweed and other sources.

# developing-world - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty
# Opinion
# Opinion

Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty

Jul 9th 2013, 9:35 PM 78 Views 4 Comments

Barry Andrews, CEO of GOAL, writes from Juba, South Sudan which is “badly neglected… but a model of modernity in comparison to the rest of South Sudan”.

# developing-world - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnap victims are finally free but the nightmare continues for girls across the world

May 24th 2013, 1:09 PM 91 Views 29 Comments

The horrific incarceration suffered by three US women kidnapped and held for ten years is now over, but for one girl every two seconds – torn from her family and forced into marriage – it has just begun, writes Vanina Trojan.

# developing-world - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh
# Sweatshops
# Sweatshops

Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh

May 5th 2013, 9:15 AM 12,086 Views 13 Comments

Vietnam – working on improving technology, conditions and pay – is proving more attractive to brands who want to protect their consumer reputation.

# developing-world - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box
# Fundraising
# Fundraising

In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box

Mar 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,548 Views 23 Comments

Do you remember these designs?

# developing-world - Monday 26 November, 2012

Workers protest 'deathtrap' factories
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Workers protest 'deathtrap' factories

Nov 26th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,571 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, a second blaze broke out a 12-storey factory building, sparking new wave of panic.

# developing-world - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

Aug 19th 2012, 1:00 PM 38 Views 1 Comment

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

# developing-world - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Column: Population growth an obstacle to development...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Population growth an obstacle to development...

Jul 11th 2012, 1:45 PM 4,403 Views 30 Comments

…But let’s not fall back on reprehensible arguments that disease and food crises are “natural” methods of curbing it, writes Concern Worldwide’s Overseas Director.

# developing-world - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

Jun 18th 2012, 8:30 PM 14 Views 15 Comments

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

# developing-world - Monday 2 January, 2012

Haiti two years on: finding jobs is now the priority
# Haiti
# Haiti

Haiti two years on: finding jobs is now the priority

Jan 2nd 2012, 8:00 AM 1,749 Views 3 Comments

Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports from the island nation still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of the 2010 earthquake.

# developing-world - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS

Dec 1st 2011, 7:30 AM 34 Views 20 Comments

Yes, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing – but there are several huge threats in the fight against HIV and AIDS, writes Breda Gahan on World Aids Day.

# developing-world - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Column: IMF leader selection is not democratic and, frankly, a sham
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: IMF leader selection is not democratic and, frankly, a sham

Jun 28th 2011, 7:00 PM 12 Views 7 Comments

Oxfam Ireland’s Chief Executive Jim Clarken argues that the appointment of an IMF head is pre-ordained – and excludes developing countries and rising powers.

# developing-world - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Study: Two million babies stillborn every year worldwide
# Stillborn
# Stillborn

Study: Two million babies stillborn every year worldwide

Apr 14th 2011, 12:39 PM 696 Views 3 Comments

Researchers believe that about half of stillborn babies could be saved if their mothers had better medical care – and also say that rising rates of maternal obesity could be contributing to stillborn rates in the developed world.