Guardian: worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia

22 June 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies are sounding the alarm about a worsening humanitarian crisis in East Africa, driven by prolonged drought and extreme flooding related to climate change, as well as conflict and the pandemic. In some areas, people whose resources have been depleted are dying from hunger. A massive injection of funding for humanitarian … Continue reading “Guardian: worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia”

Speech: improving pay and conditions in the tea sector

21 June 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

It was a privilege to be invited to give the closing remarks at TEAM UP 2022, the tea sector’s major annual conference. The cost of tea is too low, and most of the profits are concentrated at the retail and brand end of the value chain. This leaves tea workers, who are mostly women, working … Continue reading “Speech: improving pay and conditions in the tea sector”

The Guardian: Oxfam research reveals huge shortfalls in funding needed to tackle climate breakdown

7 June 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Oxfam’s new research lays bare the huge shortfalls in funding needed to tackle the escalating costs of climate breakdown. I was quoted in The Guardian urging wealthy countries like the UK need to take full responsibility for the harm their emissions are causing, and provide new funding for loss and damage caused by climate change … Continue reading “The Guardian: Oxfam research reveals huge shortfalls in funding needed to tackle climate breakdown”

Telegraph: joint letter on fund for victims of Ukraine war

26 May 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Following reports of a proposal for the proceeds of Chelsea FC’s sale to go to a charity for the victims of the war in Ukraine and around the world, I supported this joint letter by NGO leaders to the UK government. It urged swift action to ensure the £2.5 billion could be used to help … Continue reading “Telegraph: joint letter on fund for victims of Ukraine war”

GUARDIAN: Food and energy billionaires $453bn richer than two years ago

23 May 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

As the world’s elite returned to Davos for the World Economic Forum, Oxfam’s new report warned that rising inequality could push 263 million more people into extreme poverty this year, reversing decades of progress. While skyrocketing food and energy prices create hardship for millions of people around the world, billionaires in these sectors have seen their … Continue reading “GUARDIAN: Food and energy billionaires $453bn richer than two years ago”

Debate: How to shift power and decolonise the aid system

17 May 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

It was a privilege to be invited to talk to Scotland’s international development community about Oxfam’s experience of trying to shift power, alongside a panel including Lena Bheeroo, Hamimu Masudi and Radhika Govinda. It is great to see the growing interest and energy in replacing top-down structures with fairer models, and to discuss practical ways … Continue reading “Debate: How to shift power and decolonise the aid system”

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”