By halting aid over Afghanistan’s absurd gender rules, agencies let the Taliban win

Mukesh Kapila – 17 January 2023 First published 12 January 2023 on The National News Photo by AFP via The National News Should we stop funding all education in Afghanistan because the Taliban prohibited girls from school? To seek an answer was why I was in Afghanistan in 1997. This was during the first coming ofContinue reading “By halting aid over Afghanistan’s absurd gender rules, agencies let the Taliban win”

Why is modern humanitarianism failing, even as we give more and more aid?

Mukesh Kapila – 30 December 2022 First published, 28 December in The National News In Munigi, Congo, displaced people wait for food & non-food items for Unicef distribution, 5 Dec, AFP Never has the world been more generous, with UN humanitarian appeals receiving $24.1 billion this year compared to $5.8 billion 10 years ago. ButContinue reading “Why is modern humanitarianism failing, even as we give more and more aid?”

Cop27 should lead by preparing us for an over-heated world

30 November 2022 – Mukesh Kapila First published, 13 November 2022 on The National News Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is no longer possible. We must prepare to endure difficult times ahead Flood-affected people wait for food distributed by army troops in a flood-hit area of Punjab, Pakistan, on August 27. AP The 27th ConferenceContinue reading “Cop27 should lead by preparing us for an over-heated world”