Leaving Haiti

The other day, the WHO asked aid groups in Haiti not to leave for at least 60 days. I found that kind of confusing, to be honest, because no aid … more Blood & Milk…


Why I hate the word sustainability

What happens when your intervention is over? When you stop training the doctors, providing the bags of food, or advising the Ministry of Finance? Will anything remain? If something will … more Blood & Milk…


International development blogs

My Google alerts have been good to me. I have been heartened to discover more and more blogs which touch on international development in interesting ways. You may have seen … more Blood & Milk…


Relief and Development, Part Two

Adrienne had some great questions in the comments on my last post; I thought they deserved a longer response than another comment would permit. 1) What happens when a relief … more Blood & Milk…


tiny Burma update

Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF) Switzerland is distributing World Food Programme aid in Burma. More information (in French) here. There is also a donate page here. Your donation goes to all … more Blood & Milk…