Letter: UK must act to help prevent countries slide into famine

25 April 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I joined other Disasters Emergency Committee CEOs to write to the UK Government, urging it to act now to avert deadly hunger around the world. Rising food and energy costs, supercharged by the war in Ukraine, are exacerbating hunger including in east Africa, the Sahel and Middle East. We cannot wait until countries slide into famine. The … Continue reading “Letter: UK must act to help prevent countries slide into famine”

Opinion: Repercussions of the conflict in Ukraine and how we can build a fairer world

30 March 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I wrote an article for social impact thinktank NPC about the repercussions of the conflict in Ukraine, including how soaring costs of essentials are being felt by families in countries from the UK to Yemen and Somalia. I suggest how we can ensure we can meet our responsibilities to all those in need of protection, for example … Continue reading “Opinion: Repercussions of the conflict in Ukraine and how we can build a fairer world”

LETTER TO THE TIMES: EMERGENCY VISAS FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

28 March 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

While it is welcome that the UK is offering sanctuary to people fleeing conflict in Ukraine, the visa process is causing delays, distress and frustration. I joined with the heads of the Refugee Council, British Red Cross, Save the Children and International Rescue Committee to urge the Government to immediately waive visa requirements for Ukrainian … Continue reading “LETTER TO THE TIMES: EMERGENCY VISAS FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES”

Financial Times interview on leadership

13 March 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

It was a pleasure to be asked to share my thoughts on leadership for the Financial Time’s How to Lead series. I’m a strong believer in values-based leadership and have been inspired throughout my career by leaders who have been brave and principled, inclusive and caring. I also talked about Oxfam’s journey and how this … Continue reading “Financial Times interview on leadership”

Guardian: UK Government’s woeful response to Ukraine refugees

9 March 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I joined the heads of more than 40 British organisations working on refugee issues to sign a joint statement urging the UK Government to strengthen our commitment to the UN Convention on Refugees, and step up efforts to provide protection to people fleeing the bloodshed in Ukraine – as well as those from elsewhere who … Continue reading “Guardian: UK Government’s woeful response to Ukraine refugees”

Podcast: why we need to tackle wealth inequality

25 February 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I enjoyed this podcast discussion about what action is needed to tackle wealth inequality, as part of a series curated by Julius Baer, a wealth advisory firm. We talked about the role of philanthropists and the very wealthy in creating fairer societies, and how everyone has something to benefit from when wealth is more equally … Continue reading “Podcast: why we need to tackle wealth inequality”

Opinion: 100 days since COP26 climate action has fallen off the agenda

22 February 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

One hundred days since the ink dried on the Glasgow Climate Pact, I wrote about why leaders must find the bandwidth to prioritise action on climate change alongside tackling other challenges, from Ukraine to Covid. We’re yet to see the urgent action needed to turn pledges into reality. Meanwhile, around the world, climate change is … Continue reading “Opinion: 100 days since COP26 climate action has fallen off the agenda”

BBC Question Time

13 January 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

It was a pleasure to join the panel in Shrewsbury for BBC Question Time. One of the audience questions was whether people should be penalised for choosing not to get vaccinated against Covid19. I made the point that this is a first world problem – for millions of people in low income countries, jabs simply … Continue reading “BBC Question Time”

OPINION: WHERE NEXT AFTER COP26?

16 December 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

While the Glasgow Climate Pact does not go far enough to address the climate crisis already devastating the lives and livelihoods of the world’s poorest communities, I was given hope by the passion and determination of people and organisations from across the globe campaigning tirelessly for climate justice. I wrote this article reflecting on three … Continue reading “OPINION: WHERE NEXT AFTER COP26?”

DEBATE: A PEOPLE’S VACCINE FOR REFUGEES

7 December 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

A year since a UK grandmother received the first Covid-19 vaccine, it was timely to chair this discussion about the barriers that are preventing many refugees and displaced people from enjoying the same protection against Covid-19. I was joined by refugee leaders from Lebanon and Australia, UNHCR’s Chief of Public Health, and a colleague from … Continue reading “DEBATE: A PEOPLE’S VACCINE FOR REFUGEES”