Type and press "enter" to search

All posts by Andrew Miles

India – People and Possibilities

India is mesmerising, chaotic and unforgettable. India, according to the CIA World Factbook, is home to approximately 1.3 billion people, many of them crowded into its big cities, like New Delhi or Mumbai. And the streets of these cities aren’t just full of people, but also with cars, tuk-tuks, motorcycles, thousands of feral dogs and even with cows and the occasional […]

Continue reading

Uganda – Africa’s pearl is regaining its lustre

The dictatorship of Idi Amin; the devastation wrought by the Lord’s Resistance Army; and the Entebbe hostage crisis – for many people, Uganda’s name will always be inextricably linked with these tragic and heartbreaking events. But Uganda is actually so much more. It is an amazingly beautiful country that is rich in natural resources, including copper, cobalt, crude oil, […]

Continue reading

A tale of two Sierra Leones

Sierra Leone is a country of stark contrasts. It is home to gorgeous beaches, verdant rainforests and rare creatures, including the endangered pygmy hippo. It also has the fastest growing tourism industry in the world. In fact, according to the Daily Mail, the number of visitors traveling to the country rose by 310% from 2015 to […]

Continue reading

Around the world: 5 Christmas traditions you may not know

Christmas traditions around the world are special for millions of people. Through our work around the world, All We Can has come to know a number of these different traditions and they all have a common theme of sharing and good will. Burundi Christmas in Burundi is a much simpler celebration than in many other […]

Continue reading

Rohingya refugee crisis: Global agencies unite

Joint Statement from: All We Can, Methodist relief and development (Britain) United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR, USA) UnitingWorld (Australia) Irish Methodist World Development & Relief Rohingya refugee crisis: Global agencies unite to respond and raise awareness of humanitarian catastrophe We are committed to standing together in solidarity as Methodist and affiliated international development and […]

Continue reading

No permission to exist: the story of the Rohingya people

A people without a country, an ethnic group with no official status: The world’s approximately 1.5 million Rohingya have been disowned by Myanmar, the country they used to call home and are at the crux of an enormous humanitarian crisis. Even the name by which Muslim inhabitants of Myanmar’s Rakhine province call themselves is politicised, […]

Continue reading

In maps: The story of the Rohingya people

The recent escalation of the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has led to mass displacement of people. Over 519,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh. Source: Inter Sector Group Portal, IOM. Click map to enlarge Note: Estimate numbers based on aid agencies. Source MWC News and agencies. Click map to enlarge Sources: Al Jazeera agencies, […]

Continue reading

Prayers – July 2017

This month we celebrate the importance of friendship and recognise the power it has to transform our lives. You can celebrate International Friendship day on 30 July 2017.

Continue reading

Prayers – June 2017

This month we pray that in times of fear, conflict and uncertainty that all people will know the peace and refuge that comes from God. Displaced people We are particularly praying for refugees during Refugee Week, 19-25 June 2017. Today, there are over 65 million people worldwide forcibly displaced because of conflict and persecution. Of […]

Continue reading

Prayers – May 2017

This month we pray for our world leaders, recognising their ability to make a positive change in the lives of those living in poverty, and we also pray for the upcoming elections in the UK. International Aid The UK has been a world leader in committing to spending 0.7% of GNI on overseas development assistance. By […]

Continue reading