Typhoon Haiyan: one year on from the worst storm in history

One year ago, super typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever recorded, ripped through the Philippines killing nearly 8,000 people. We look back on how your support has helped us reach young people and their families who are still recovering. Your support provided help to devastated families Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, caused widespread destruction across the…


Give a gift this Christmas and help break the Ebola curse

Countless young people like Grace are living on a knife edge. Your gift this Christmas will help us fight the spread of Ebola and make sure young people enjoy many more Christmases.


Meet the YMCA volunteers fighting disasters in Bangladesh

Y Care International’s Lizz Harrison reports from Bangladesh after travelling to the country to meet the YMCA disaster volunteer groups who are keeping their communities safe in one of the most disaster prone regions world. We know everything there is to know about youth-led disaster risk reduction…wait, no we don’t! That’s why making sure we…


Run the Royal Parks half marathon for Y Care International

Run for Y Care International and help transform the lives of marginalised and vulnerable young people in some of the poorest parts of the world. Y Care International is the only international development charity in the UK which focuses on young people, whose needs are often neglected in developing countries. We want to see a…


Guardian development blog: Senegal’s secret civil conflict

Following 32 years of violence only 38% of Casamance’s youth are in employment. Could a ceasefire change all that? A ceasefire announced on 29 April 2014 by rebel leaders in the southern Senegalese region of Casamance has renewed hopes for prosperity for its youth. The 32-year conflict has rendered thousands of young people unemployed, unskilled…

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