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Ayesha Saran

News Ayesha Saran and Alex Sutton 21 July 2016

New Beginings fund awards £500,000 to refugee groups

In September 2015, a group of UK-based foundations and NGOs met at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to discuss responses to the refugee crisis that was engulfing Europe. The images of Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body on …

Special feature Timothy Ogden, Ayesha Saran and Atallah Kuttab 15 March 2016

The Syrian crisis: a challenge for philanthropy

It is a rare event that captures global philanthropy’s attention. The stream of refugees from Syria is one of them. There is a serious humanitarian crisis under way, and a rapid response is called for.  …

Special feature Ayesha Saran 11 March 2016

The refugee crisis in Europe: a role for philanthropy?

The ‘refugee crisis’ of 2015 conjures tragic images and headline-grabbing figures, from the haunting pictures of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy who drowned during the short but treacherous crossing from Turkey to Greece, to discomfiting …

Special feature Ayesha Saran 11 March 2016

A note of caution: should philanthropy promote migration?

Migration is – as many of the authors featured in this issue contend – an age-old phenomenon that has generated wealth, opportunities and innovation throughout history. However, the suggestion that philanthropy should encourage it as …