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Food crisis becoming the new normal

May 3, 2023 By Alberta Guerra

The leaders of development agencies and big donors, such as the EU and the United States, gathered today to comment on the Global Report on Food Crises 2023, which is dramatically alarming. In the words of the World Bank Director during the launch: “food crises, once exceptional, are becoming the…

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Losing everything to water

April 25, 2023 By Meredith Slater

Every morning when I was a child, my dad would declare, in a sing-song voice – “There’s nothing like a nice, hot shower!” – as he stepped into the steaming shower and the first deluge of water hit the top of his head. It’s a motto that has stuck with…

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Big Corporate Leadership Will Not Save Us

February 24, 2023 By Niranjali Amerasinghe

I was disappointed, on multiple levels, to hear about the Biden administration’s nomination of Ajay Banga, a private equity executive with no experience in public service, to head the World Bank.  First, the U.S. should have no real right to unilaterally name the World Bank President – it does so…

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Hello! I’m Kaelyn!

February 16, 2023 By Kaelyn DiCocco

I am the new Development Intern at ActionAid USA. In my role, I assist the Development team with managing donor care and stewardship, researching prospects, and any other tasks that need to be done! I am incredibly excited to be starting this new journey. That is how I look at…

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Hi, I’m Katherine! Pleased to meet you!

December 1, 2022 By Katherine Coe

I’m ActionAid USA’s new Individual Giving Officer! My main role here is to manage our fundraising stream for donations ranging from $25 all the way up to $1,000 and build personal relationships with our supporters. I joined the team a couple of weeks ago, and when I was asked to…

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COP27 Wrap-Up: We Won a Loss & Damage Fund!

November 22, 2022 By Brandon Wu

In the title and subhead of her COP27 wrap-up article for The New Republic, Kate Aronoff accurately conveys the magnitude of what happened in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt at the latest round of UN climate negotiations: “How the U.S. Abruptly Shifted Decades of Climate Policy: In just 72 hours, the…