Starting your own busy can be risky. For some businesses, the danger can be both fiscal and physical. How do entrepreneurs measure risk? In 2006 American-born Chris Catrambone moved his growing conflict zone claims management company, Tangiers International, from the US to Italy. We sat down...

In 2013, the Italian Navy and Coast Guard had already been working for years saving lives and collecting data about migration patterns. NGOs and EU nations already had systems in place to prevent migrant human rights abuses. After the Lampedusa tragedy, people became aware of...

In the hectic world of non-profit organisations (NGOs), fundraising is a contact sport. Resources are finite, and charities constantly compete for a little bit of not enough. But if NGOs tackled budgets like businesses, the money might go a little farther, through collaboration, information sharing and...

Dr Rupert Neudeck had a problem. It was 1979, and the Vietnamese refugee situation had reached crisis levels. Thousands of refugees were fleeing camps on small boats ill-suited for the open seas. Armed only with a few celebrity endorsements and connections as a German journalist,...

The Rohingya are a people without a home. Though 1.2 million Rohingya live in Myanmar, and have for generations, the government of Myanmar does not recognise their status as citizens. As Muslim people in a Buddhist- run country they find themselves without a country, even...

1. Decide what you want to change. People were washing up drowned on Mediterranean beaches all around me. Although there were services available to help the survivors on land, resources were thinly stretched at the most perilous part of the journey: the sea crossing. 2. Be specific. Keep...

50 million and counting. That’s how many people are moving around the world. This is a catastrophe and it’s not just in the Mediterranean. It’s in Southeast Asia, it’s in the Aegean, it’s in Australia, the Caribbean. It’s everywhere. You build walls, people will tunnel...

Spring has come to the Mediterranean. The days are sunny, the wind has died down, and the seas are calm. And people are dying. Since Friday, the Italian coast guard and navy as well as some commercial vessels rescued over 8,500 migrants from dangerous conditions in...

What is life like in a Libyan migrant detention centre? Last June, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OCHCR) visited detention centres in Libya. The OHCHR report described ‘chronic overcrowding, poor sanitation and health care, and insufficient food...

In the next ten years, the Teal Group estimates that the unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) market will total US$91 billion. But drones don’t just affect the world financially, and they don’t just work for the military. The World Wildlife Fund uses drones to prevent poaching in...