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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2014

      Washing before prayers in Guinea

      Jerome Delay/AP Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Last March, the World Health...

    2. October 28, 2014

      Unicef criticises UK over child poverty

      The number of British children living in poverty has increased to more than one in four since the start of the recession,...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 21, 2014

      Bangladesh child labour

      Munir uz Zaman/AFP A Bangladeshi child works at an aluminium pot factory in Dhaka on Tuesday. More than 6.3 m children under...

    2. July 14, 2014

      Honduras welcomes back deportees from US

      A planeload of Honduran women and child migrants “with broken hearts and shattered dreams” has arrived home after being...

    3. January 24, 2014

      Western vanities that do little to help the world’s poor

      Bill Gates said last week that the world is better than it has ever been. Contentment may come easily to the richest man on...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 9, 2014

      Waiting for food

      Eric Feferberg/AFP Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui’s airport where...

    5. December 10, 2013

      More must be done to put ideas into practice

      It is more than two years since AstraZeneca launched a medicine for people with heart problems. In the UK, the authorities...

    6. October 25, 2013

      Halloween is a holiday not a political opportunity

      When the US celebrates Halloween next Thursday, many of its preadolescent trick-or-treaters, decked out as clowns or...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2013

      China enters vaccine Premier League

      It’s a good day for global health – and a good day for China National Biotec group, a leading Chinese vaccine manufacturer....

    8. September 20, 2013

      Boardroom legacies

      The financial crisis has scored another victim, albeit one that has attracted less media attention than the collapse of...

    9. September 8, 2013

      School scheme shows social impact of Spain’s economic crisis

      The late morning sun is burning brightly, Málaga’s many beaches are a short bus ride away and school has yet to resume. But...

    10. February 24, 2013

      Gucci backs women’s equality campaign

      Gucci is bankrolling a new global equality campaign for women, enlisting support from Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates...

    11. MBA blog

      January 29, 2013

      Further steps towards choosing a career

      The last fortnight has seen us head to and from class through a campus turned white with the winter snow as we commenced our...

    12. December 23, 2012

      Charities struggle in financial headwinds

      The Yorkville Common Pantry in Spanish Harlem is one of New York’s largest community soup kitchens, and has seen the...

    13. December 23, 2012

      Charities hit by austerity measures

      The woes of the global charity industry are deepening as donations – both smaller individual gifts and philanthropy –...

    14. December 19, 2012

      Killings hit anti-polio drive in Pakistan

      A drive to eradicate polio has been suspended in parts of Pakistan after suspected Islamist militants killed eight health...

    15. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2012

      Qatar Airways muscles in on Barça

      So, Qatar Airways will appear as the main logo on FC Barcelona’s shirts from next year, replacing the Qatar Foundation. That...

    16. November 15, 2012

      ‘You get to use all your professional skills’

      When Amanda Seller joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as director of its international fundraising arm four years...

    17. September 25, 2012

      Syrian children suffer torture and trauma

      Children have been killed and tortured in Syria, a leading charity said on Tuesday, as it called for greater UN monitoring...

    18. September 24, 2012

      India is part of an upside-down world

      The highway leading out of Delhi is lined with adverts for new housing developments with names such as “Exotica Dreamville”....

    19. August 29, 2012

      India proposes ban on child labour

      India’s government has proposed a ban on the employment of children under 14, as it tries to push more pupils into school...

    20. July 18, 2012

      Children bear brunt of Yemen hunger crisis

      Mohammed stands above the tiny, wasted frame of his son Ali, his face a mixture of tenderness and bewilderment. He brought...

    21. May 18, 2012

      How aid got smarter

      I knew I was going to love this job here,” says Anthony Lake, Unicef’s executive director, pointing at his heart beneath his...

    22. February 19, 2012

      Charity shops turn to Ebay to boost sales

      Charity shops are joining the rush into online retailing as they seek to shake off their fuddy-duddy image by harnessing the...

    23. January 28, 2012

      How to give it: Sir Roger Moore

      The actor Roger Moore, 84, who played James Bond in seven films, is an ambassador for children’s charity Unicef...

    24. January 26, 2012

      Jobless generation hungry for change

      Judging by the demographic make-up of everything from the Arab uprising to protests against rising tuition fees and the...

    25. December 14, 2011

      Barça’s tactics for a successful turnround

      Goal: Management Ideas from the World of Football By Ferran Soriano Everyone should be a fan of Barcelona football club....

    26. December 9, 2011

      Zeinab Abdi Ahmed, child protection, Unicef

      Zeinab Abdi Ahmed grew up in Wajir district in north-east Kenya. She studied at Loreto Limuru, a convent school near Nairobi...

    27. December 6, 2011

      Ten Questions - Linda Scott

      Linda Scott is professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Her research is...

    28. November 23, 2011

      Challenges of family planning

      Public health programmes have made enormous advances in recent decades in reducing infant mortality, but they may have come...

    29. October 24, 2011

      A new kind of benevolence

      A harried new mother reaches for a packet of nappies in Belgium and in Bangladesh a baby is vaccinated against tetanus; in...

    30. September 23, 2011

      Quality time … after ‘Doctor Who’

      With the Unicef report clutched in my palm, I ventured guiltily into the living room and beckoned the kids out to the park....

    31. September 19, 2011

      Yemen government forces kill at least 20

      The Yemeni capital has been rocked by fresh violence as forces presumed to be working for the government fired at a huge...

    32. August 9, 2011

      A philosophy that is off the shelf

      Profiles of Raymond Cloosterman, founder of the fast-growing Dutch body-care and accessories chain Rituals, typically link...

    33. July 22, 2011

      Power dressing: Johan Ernst Nilson

      Johan Ernst Nilson is a Swedish explorer whose projects have included the Seven Summits journey, in which he reached the top...

    34. July 20, 2011

      Somali famine puts spotlight on country’s misrule

      The clamour from aid agencies for funds and access to halt what they are calling the world’s worst famine in 20 years has...

    35. July 20, 2011

      UN declares famine in rebel-held Somalia

      The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of rebel-held southern Somalia, the worst in nearly 20 years. Aid agencies...

    36. July 9, 2011

      How to give it: Martin Bell

      Martin Bell, 72, is a former war reporter and independent MP. He reported from 80 countries and 11 wars, including Bosnia,...

    37. July 8, 2011

      Violence and suffering: a game of consequences

      In our engagement with the small screen, we don’t mind learning – but we don’t like being lectured to. From its opening...

    38. June 27, 2011

      US raps Gulf allies over human trafficking

      Washington’s allies in the Gulf have been strongly criticised in the US state department’s annual report on human...

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