Debate: From anger to action

2 June 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

It was a pleasure to join Harriet Lamb and Ben Jackson to discuss how civil society is responding to the four big, inter-related issues of our day: conflict, the climate emergency, inequalities and refugees. We discussed what lessons can be learned from past campaigns and what needs to happen now to harness public concern and … Continue reading “Debate: From anger to action”

Opinion: Misconduct allegations don’t mean we’re not taking action

26 April 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Much of the public discussion about misconduct or abuse assumes that if incidents occur it must mean action is not being taken. Yet, the opposite is true. I wrote this article for The New Humanitarian explaining why, for international NGOs like Oxfam that operate in some of the most challenging environments on Earth, further safeguarding … Continue reading “Opinion: Misconduct allegations don’t mean we’re not taking action”

Debate: People power and climate action

22 April 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

To mark the UK premiere of a new documentary about climate activists, A Race To Save The World, I spoke to Vaughan Jones about how civil society can push for change, demand better and hold leaders to account. Read more

Summit: Time for all workers to be paid a living wage

30 March 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

It was great to be asked to address this business summit organised by IDH, discussing how to shift to an economy where all workers – including those who are further down the supply chain – are paid at least a living wage. Oxfam has seen how Covid-19 has exposed glaring inequalities within our current system, … Continue reading “Summit: Time for all workers to be paid a living wage”

BBC: aid cuts unlawful as well as immoral

22 March 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

The UK Government’s decision to cut overseas aid was clearly immoral, now it appears to have been unlawful as well. This legal opinion by the former Director of Public Prosecution Lord Macdonald offers the UK Government the chance to think again, do the right thing and keep our promises to provide medicines, food and shelter … Continue reading “BBC: aid cuts unlawful as well as immoral”

Interviews: cuts to Yemen aid will cost lives

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

I spoke to Sky, ITV News and other broadcasters about the devastating consequences of the UK government’s decision to halve direct aid spending to Yemen, a country where two thirds of the population are reliant on food aid to survive. Yemen desperately needs a ramping up not a reduction in aid. The UK Government’s decision … Continue reading “Interviews: cuts to Yemen aid will cost lives”

BBC: letter to prime minister warning against Yemen aid cuts

6 March 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

I joined colleagues from more than 100 UK charities to write to Boris Johnson urging him not to halve aid spending in Yemen. Slashing aid to Yemen – a country on the brink of famine – is a betrayal of Britain’s claim to global leadership and of British values. Aid cuts are a false economy … Continue reading “BBC: letter to prime minister warning against Yemen aid cuts”

Interview: CNN – why we need a people’s vaccine

8 February 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I spoke to CNN’S Zain Asher about the impact of the new Covid variant on developing economies and the deeply unfair ‘vaccine apartheid’ we are seeing, where rich countries have secured around three times their population’s worth of vaccines, while in poorer countries only 1 in 10 people may be vaccinated by the end of … Continue reading “Interview: CNN – why we need a people’s vaccine”