Whither humanitarianism? Reflections on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day

8 May 2014 – Mukesh Kapila Letter to Henry Dunant, father of the Red Cross, born 8 May 1828, died 30 Oct 1910 Dear Henry, We commemorate your birthday today – 8 May – as World Red Cross Red Crescent Day. If you were alive now, you would be 186 years old. But you areContinue reading “Whither humanitarianism? Reflections on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day”

Is Sudan committing another genocide – against the Nuba people?

21 March 2012 – Mukesh Kapila My warnings about Darfur were ignored – concerted international action is needed to save Sudan’s Nuba from the same fate. As the engines of the Sudanese Antonov bomber grew louder, everyone started running for their lives: mothers shouting for their children, the little ones screaming in fear. As theContinue reading “Is Sudan committing another genocide – against the Nuba people?”

Rethinking progress: A new development paradigm and goals for critical global challenges

2 August 2011 – Mukesh Kapila As the MDG 2015 deadline looms closer, could we not aspire to do more, do better and reach further, by shaping a new development model for post-2015? What would that be and what should the next generation of development goals look like? Does anyone still remember the excitement ofContinue reading “Rethinking progress: A new development paradigm and goals for critical global challenges”