The New Humanitarian is an independent, non-profit newsroom that has reported from the heart of crises and forgotten conflicts for 25 years. We work tirelessly to uncover uncomfortable truths and hold the aid sector accountable.

  • Recently, our work has:


  • Led to enquiries by WHO, IOM, UNICEF, World Vision, and others into alleged sexual abuse and exploitation by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Revealed how the UN was hacked and told no-one about it, prompting member states and human rights defenders, whose information may have been at risk, to demand explanations from the UN.
  • Uncovered a multimillion-dollar aid scam in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN vowed to thoroughly investigate any allegations of malpractice.

As COVID-19 has devastating consequences around the world, and misinformation spreads like fire, it is crucial that people have access to reliable information about crises.

We punch above our weight, covering crises with the kind of depth few other media outlets can match. But we’re a small newsroom, reliant on the support of our donors and readers.

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Our founding members took up the call to support our work and join our community early and whole-heartedly. We are incredibly grateful to those on this list as well as those who chose to support anonymously.

Patrick J. Brenny

Martin Kern

Rana B. Khoury

Greg Gottlieb, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University

Daniel Kibsgaard

Solon Ardittis

Lauren Rajczak

Monte McMurchy

Laura Hammond

Richard Reoch, former global media chief of Amnesty International

James Shepherd-Barron

Zehra Rizvi

Kirsten Gelsdorf

Vicki Wakeling

Jason Phillips, Independent Consultant and Researcher

Bryan Schaaf

Vincent Ghilione

Corinna Kreidler, independent consultant

Aimee Vachon

Terra MacKinnon

Annina Hunziker

Helena Grunfeld

Jacob Smith

Silvia Agostinho do Amaral

Al-Bidir Sofia

Jacob Smith

Perry Boyle

Birgit Spiewok

Malena Rembe

Bev Murrill

Martin Dawes

Henry Rosario

Sandrine Tiller

Dylan Topham

Sangki Oak, MD, MPH

Rachel Locke

Tasha Rumley (Swiss Solidarity)

Nick Harcourt-Leftwich

Laura Thaut Vinson

Kenneth Dimalibot

Paula Fray

Siobhan Talty

Elizabeth McClintock

Harry Richard Leefe

Elisabeth Decrey Warner

Johanna K.

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