Airlie Taylor

I'm an Advisor working with ActionAid Palestine, supporting fundraising and communications work that helps make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable Palestinians.  

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Palestinians in Gaza are suffering the effects of a deepening electricity crisis following the shut-down of Gaza’s sole power plant in mid-April after fuel supplies dried up.  Over one month on...
After a six hour night train journey from Hyderabad, followed by a bumpy car ride deep into the forest of Khammam district, we emerge through the trees to arrive at a clearing I’m told is Ramavaram...
The ongoing conflict in Syria, and the humanitarian crisis unfolding there and in neighbouring countries, is perhaps the most high profile emergency of 2013 so far.  But out of the glare of the...
Tropical Storm Isaac has hit Haiti’s southern peninsula, causing flooding and killing at least 19 people. There has been wide scale electricity black outs in the capital Port-au-Prince and many roads...
ActionAid’s recent win at the 2012 Tech4Good Awards for our innovative communications project in Kenya in response to the drought/food crisis demonstrates how technology can play a critical role in...
A rural information hub
Day 2 of my trip to see our Access to Justice for Women work in south-east Liberia, and I’m in ELRZ village, Grand Gedeh county, to meet with a group of women who have become mediators for disputes...
Everywhere I look there are rallies, marches, posters, and people singing and dancing in T-shirts emblazoned with campaign slogans.  The country heads to the polls to elect a President on 11th...
My whistle-stop tour of Sierra Leone continues as we leave Bo in the south of the country for Kono in the east.  I’m told that in nearby Ngo Town the women’s forum – a structure set up by...
Today I’m looking forward to meeting some of the people who have taken part in the Access to Justice for Women project, and seeing how the work has had a positive impact on their lives. The sun...
Satta Saffa smiles following her victory in court
As we drive out of Freetown, along bumpy roads under construction, I get my first real glimpse of Sierra Leone outside the capital city.  The landscape gets greener and more lush as we head...
Monfred Momoh Sesay, Principal State Counsel for Bo District and Acting Customar