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They Swapped Til They Dropped.

The Volunteering and Development Education committee organised a ‘Swap til you Drop’ event in Cork last month, in order to swap clothes, share messages of sustainability and to raise funds for a Learning Journal for volunteers. The event saw 100 people from Cork attend, armed with bags of clothes and congregating around hangers tagged with quotes and info about the clothing industry. Siobhán Hughes

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Why Was There A Slow Response To The 2010 Humanitarian Crisis In Pakistan?

Back in 2010 for Focus86 Caroline S. Connolly explored possible reasons why there was a slow response to the flooding in Pakistan. According to the UN, the floods in Pakistan are the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history. Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said: “This disaster is worse than the tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and

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