It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Brazil's new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
Gibraltar's decision to terminate permission for the Aquarius to conduct operations in the Mediterranean is the latest example of national politics undermining rescue at sea.
A new regulation makes it easier for the government to contract local NGOs.
The international aid sector's use of languages needs to change if it is serious about dealing with the issues raised by recent scandals.
The Sea-Watch 3 vessel has been prevented from leaving Malta to continue its search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
International NGOs are promoting a 'resilience agenda' that masks their own failings in Palestine.
The majority of South Africans are separated from the wealthy and formal-sector employed minority.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
Regulation adds operational costs that are often inefficient to the delivery of services, or even completely unnecessary.
Environmental and health groups have called for the creation of a non-political federal agency with the power to rule on pollution levels - much like the Reserve Bank does for interest rates.
To stop sexual exploitation in the aid sector, more self-regulation by NGOs isn't the answer.
Oxfam is not the first charity to be drawn into a high profile scandal. If it is to survive it needs draw on its core ideals.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
Shocking allegations of abuse by Oxfam aid workers in Haiti are testament to how badly the aid sector needs deep, systemic reform.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
It is shocking to see the extent to which humanitarian workers in Rwanda became regular eyewitnesses to violence, murder and large-scale massacres in 1994.