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Past articles by Tom:

Q+A-Why reform the humanitarian system? Past, present U.N. aid chiefs discuss

U.N. officials, relief workers and governments meet May 23-24 to improve aid response in conflicts and disasters → Read More

Aid sector reform must not be clouded by self-interest

International aid agencies too self-interested and must give local charities greater role in humanitarian disasters, think tank says → Read More

Aid agencies fear damage to reputation as "Red Cross" appears in Panama Papers

Misappropriation of ICRC's name condemned by the agency and other international aid groups concerned about reputational risk → Read More

Smugglers use Facebook to advertise boat trips to Italy after EU-Turkey deal

Reports that smugglers now offering to take migrants to Italy instead of Greece after the EU-Turkey deal → Read More

Aid agencies cautiously optimistic on Russian withdrawal from Syria

"My worry is that Syrian people will become too jubilant too quickly" → Read More

Danish rights campaigner guilty of "smuggling" Syrians

The couple were fined for providing transport to people without a resident's permit → Read More


"Governments all over the world, even in mature democracies, tend to undermine the work of civil society" → Read More

EXCLUSIVE-Syrians suffer as anti-terror laws squeeze charities

NGOs say operating in jihadi-run areas in Syria make them vulnerable to being blacklisted in the U.S. and EU → Read More

New probe as UK Twitter fundraiser jailed for Syria jihadi links

"If you raise funds for humanitarian work or other charitable purposes, you are accountable for their proper use" → Read More

Russian bombings in Syria risk "cutting off" communities- aid agencies

Charity says level of aerial bombardment makes access route too dangerous for humanitarian convoys → Read More

Nigerian crime gangs 'use UK airports' to traffick women

Number of people identified as potential human trafficking victims in Britain rose by 21 percent to 3,309 in 2014 → Read More


Many have experienced reprisals, even dismissals, "after witnessing sexual exploitation and abuse within the U.N." → Read More

Get Uber, FIFA and rich Muslims to help plug aid gap: experts

A $15 bln shortfall in global aid could be addressed by tapping into innovative sources of finance, UN panel says → Read More

INTERVIEW-Refugees, warmongers and bloodshed targeted in first global aid summit

Aid workers demand warring parties abide by humanitarian laws that protect civilians and allow aid to reach them → Read More

Syria to South Sudan: aid groups list their top humanitarian concerns for 2016

More than 87 million people in dozens of countries will need humanitarian aid in 2016 → Read More


"Our job as children was to decapitate the bodies of dead enemy soldiers" - Josephine, now 14 → Read More


Tense front lines have sprung up across the country, as U.N. peacekeepers and French troops struggle to keep warring factions apart → Read More

INTERVIEW-Slavery numbers in chaos, prolonging suffering for victims

Estimates of the total number of people in forced work range from 21 to 36 million → Read More


Accusations in Central African Republic are latest in series of sex abuse scandals that have rocked peacekeeping force → Read More

Three dead in Central African Republic clashes, worst violence in weeks

Deaths have triggered more violence with gunmen opening fire, burning houses and sending hundreds of people running for cover → Read More