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University Challenge, Anyone?

Health Committee Meeting in Magwi County

Health Committee Meeting in Magwi County

Aid Works recently partnered with University of Sheffield postgraduates to work with unused data from a large-scale community survey. The survey was originally carried out by the DFID-led Health Pooled Fund in South Sudan with our support, back in 2014. Continue reading

So, who is helping the Syrians?

Refugee Donation Drop Off Point - NewquayYou can’t turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper at the moment without hearing about Syrian refugees and the ‘European Migrant Crisis’. But did you know that the Syrian conflict has been raging for more than 4 years? Or that less than 10% of Syrians who have fled the conflict have sought safety in Europe – while over 4 million Syrian refugees are registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa (UNHCR – 13th Sept ’15). Or that UNOCHA estimates there are 7.6m internally displaced people in Syria, and that 12.2m people are in need of humanitarian assistance? Or that the majority of the humanitarian response is being implemented by Syrians themselves?

We asked Eba Pasha, humanitarian health worker, to recall her experiences working on the World Health Organisation’s response to the Syrian crisisContinue reading

Networking – who will you meet today?

NetworkingThis month the School for Social Entrepreneurs focused on networking – no, not the kind involving cables – but the kind we often ignore as we hide behind our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Our followers will know we post regularly on social media, but it’s important to meet people face to face, too. Kate Welch, founder of Social Enterprise Acumen talked us through recognising your key networks and personal networking traits. It’s really difficult as a start-up to get your voice heard, or your products and services known to others. Top tips that came out of the session were: Continue reading

Register now for our free Women in Aid event!

Women in Aid Event

Are you interested in humanitarian aid and international development? Have you ever wondered what issues particularly affect women giving and receiving aid? Do you want to learn more through the personal experiences of women who have worked in the aid sector?

Date: 30th April, 2015
Time: 5.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue: ICOSS, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP
Price: Free, but spaces are limited so please book your ticket on Eventbrite using the button below

Eventbrite - Women in Aid Continue reading

Bringing aid organisations together in South Yorkshire

Graphic illustration of the initial SYIDN workshop by Paul Harrison

Graphic illustration of the initial SYIDN workshop by Paul Harrison

Aid Works is a member of the quickly growing South Yorkshire International Development Network (SYIDN), a coordination mechanism for local aid organisations. The network provides us with an opportunity to learn from each other, share events and news, and to give us a stronger, collective voice.

Aid Works hosted the most recent meeting, which featured an informative presentation from Rachel Cornish of the Evan Cornish Foundation. Continue reading