May 28, 2020

Covid-19 cases have hit 5.4 million today, with 340,000 deaths. Yes, the number of those who have recovered is much higher at two million, but even one death is reason enough to mourn. People are not simply numbers, even in death. They were somebody’s family, loved one...

April 28, 2020

Over the past few weeks, it's been amazing to see both locals and immigrants coming together to support the many families affected by the response to Covid-19 here in Indonesia. I know it's the same in many places around the world -- and the displays of unity and solid...

March 30, 2020

As many of you, I've been thinking a lot these days about the state of the world -- my little, everyday world and the big world out there. This pandemic is awful and creates so much hardship for so many. Just going about our day is filled with new anxieties. And most o...

March 24, 2020

Whether you’ve caught it or not, we are all hit hard by Covid-19. It holds us in limbo. We struggle to know how to educate our children as schools close, how to care for our older family members while isolating, how to pay the bills without enough work, how to keep our...

February 11, 2020

Is it the end for non-governmental organisations (NGOs)? What will it take for charities to survive? The answer may lie in those that know their work the best: their staff. 

Having spent the last three years training more than 1,000 humanitarian, community development,...

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