Pakistan

VIDEO: 6 inspirational young people fighting global poverty

To celebrate International Youth Day, we’re shining a spotlight on just some of the young people who are refusing to inherit a world where extreme poverty and inequality exist. I hear so many people dismiss the issue of global poverty with the words ‘It’s just how the world is. There will always be poverty, you’re…

Stand with Malala on her 16th birthday and demand education for all

Can you remember your 16th birthday?  I think mine involved agonising over what to wear, friends, loud music and trying to sneak rum into my diet Coke.  What it definitely didn’t involve was addressing the UN Secretary-General with a set of demands to address the global education emergency.  Which is exactly what Malala Yousafazi is…

Thank you from Pakistan

I work for the aid agency Oxfam in Pakistan, helping with the response to the recent catastrophic floods in my country this year. I want to say thank you for signing ONE’s petition calling for Pakistan’s debts to be frozen and tell you why this was important. The floods were unprecedented, having an even worse…

200,000 voices for Pakistan

This week ONE was part of a campaign coalition that delivered a petition signed by over 200,000 people (including more than 60,000 ONE members) calling for Pakistan’s debt to be frozen. This sent a strong message from members of ONE and our campaign partners Oxfam, Avaaz and Jubilee Debt Coalition, that rich countries should ensure…

One last push for Pakistan

Pakistan is still reeling from the massive floods earlier this year, but there is a very simple thing we can all do to help: push for a freeze on Pakistan’s debt payments. For the last couple of months, we’ve been advocating for a freeze that would enable Pakistan to spend more of its resources over…

Pakistan Update

When the floods hit Pakistan in July, the statistics were staggering: 20 million people displaced. 20% of the country under water. 2 million acres of crops destroyed. ONE joined Avaaz, Jubilee Debt Campaign and Islamic Relief in immediately calling for a moratorium on debt service payments for 2 years to allow the country to rebuild.…

Pakistan flood response

Since the reports first reached our TV screens of the floods in Pakistan the public response to the disaster has been phenomenal, with the UK public alone raising over £47 million for the aid appeal. The situation in Pakistan is dire: More than 20 million people have been displaced by the flooding, a fifth of…

Help Freeze Pakistan’s Debt

I’m sure like me you’ve been saddened to see the unprecedented floods in Pakistan, and I’m sure you are keen to find a way to help. The sheer scale of the disaster is staggering, with reports suggesting that 20 million people have been affected. This is doubly devastating in a country where 60% of the…