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EU urges NGO/Libya coastguard co-operation

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EU interior ministers discussed ways of ensuring private rescue boats working off Libya liaise more closely with coastal authorities, amid concerns their...

Libya Coastguard NGO vessel in altercation

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Libya's coastguard intercepted nearly 500 migrants on a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli after warning off a ship preparing...

Egyptian NGO crackdown raises alarm

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An Egyptian bill regulating non-government organisations (NGOs) is so restrictive it effectively bans human rights work and makes it harder for charities...

Stratfor: Egypt looks to rein in NGOs

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Egypt provided the formal charges against 43 members of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), including 19 Americans, and their organisations. Among the charges were...

U.S. blames Egypt NGO crackdown on “Mubarak holdovers”

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The United States stepped up its criticism of Egypt's raids on pro-democracy groups saying the crackdown was "unacceptable" and driven by remnants...

Ban stresses role of NGOs in helping transitional countries build institutions

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can play a crucial role in supporting countries in transition as they work...

SIPRI tool to reduce involvement of arms traffickers in aid and...

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has launched a new information system to prevent arms and drug traffickers from accessing significant...

Africa’s banking laws shut out the poor: Yunus

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Lack of microcredit laws in many African countries is denying millions of the continent's poor access to loans, a Nobel Prize winner...

French Red Cross aid worker released after 89 days

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French aid worker Laurent Maurice, who was kidnapped in Chad last year, was released in good health last week after three months...

UN allocates $100 mln to neglected humanitarian crises

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The United Nations allocated some $100 million to boost the humanitarian response in 14 ongoing but underfunded emergencies, ranging from Afghanistan to...

UN seeks $7.1 bln for emergency relief in 2010

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The United Nations called on richer governments today to provide a total of $7.1 billion in 2010 to fund urgent humanitarian assistance...

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