INTERVIEWS: OXFAM REPORT WARNS HUNGER MAY KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN COVID19

9 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

New Oxfam research estimates that as many as 12,000 people this year could die each day of hunger because of the economic fallout of the pandemic. Disruptions to food production, unemployment, a drop in remittances are all factors pushing people to the brink of starvation. I spoke to Sky and the BBC World Service about … Continue reading “INTERVIEWS: OXFAM REPORT WARNS HUNGER MAY KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN COVID19”

PANELLIST: OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE EVENT ON FUTURE OF UK AID

7 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

Following the government’s announcement it will merge the Department for International Development into the Foreign Office, I joined ODI chief executive Sara Pantuliano, Kenyan High Commissioner HE Manoah Esipisu, Elissa Golberg from Canada’s Global Affairs, and Birgitta Tazelaar from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to debate the implications for the UK’s contribution to international … Continue reading “PANELLIST: OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE EVENT ON FUTURE OF UK AID”

INTERVIEW: CHARITY TIMES MAGAZINE

6 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I spoke to Charity Times about my career to date and what motivates me, and how the changes I’m leading at Oxfam are part of an ambition to rethink the international NGO model to shift power to the communities we serve. The interview starts on page 18.

THE GUARDIAN OPINION: WHY BORIS WAS WRONG TO SHUT DOWN DFID

21 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

The timing of the Prime Minister’s decision to subsume the Department for International Development into the Foreign Office is distressing, coming in the midst of a global pandemic. But his glib, inflammatory language adds insult to injury, and seems tone deaf to the Black Lives Matter movement calling for us to confront the lingering injustices … Continue reading “THE GUARDIAN OPINION: WHY BORIS WAS WRONG TO SHUT DOWN DFID”

TV INTERVIEWS ON DFID AND FOREIGN OFFICE MERGER

16 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I was interviewed on the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky News about the Prime Minister scrapping the Department for International Development. At a time when half a billion people at risk of being pushed into poverty due to Covid19, this decision puts politics above the needs of the poorest people and will mean more people … Continue reading “TV INTERVIEWS ON DFID AND FOREIGN OFFICE MERGER”

BBC INTERVIEWS ON OXFAM SHOPS REOPENING AFTER COVID

15 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

After three months closed due to lockdown restrictions we are delighted to be able to start reopening some of our 595 high street shops this week. I talked to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire (from 42 mins) and Nicky Campbell on 5Live Breakfast (from 2h7mins) about new safety measures to protect staff and shoppers, and how … Continue reading “BBC INTERVIEWS ON OXFAM SHOPS REOPENING AFTER COVID”

THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY

| Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I joined the heads of 56 other UK charities, representing 22 million members, to write to the prime minister urging him to use economic rescue packages to ensure a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic. This would include any bailouts subject to strict low-carbon conditions, and action to cancel, rather than suspend, the debts of developing … Continue reading “THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY”

OPINION: REASONS TO HOPE – CARING FOR CARERS

1 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I was asked by Compass to contribute an article to its Reasons for Hope series – how we can collectively build back better from the coronavirus crisis. I wrote about how the powerful shift in attitudes to carers, with the nation coming together to applaud them weekly, could be the tipping point for how we … Continue reading “OPINION: REASONS TO HOPE – CARING FOR CARERS”

UN SPEECH: SUPPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DURING COVID19

28 May 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

I was asked to address the UN’s high level event on action to support the world’s poorer countries to cope with the impacts of Covid19 now – and to recover afterwards. The pandemic has exposed structural problems with our global economic system, deepened inequalities and increased poverty – we need urgent action on debt, tax … Continue reading “UN SPEECH: SUPPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DURING COVID19”