If you are a global news junkie this app is for you.
Get the very latest humanitarian, human rights, and international development news at your fingertips. Our curated stories and feeds connect you to the parts of the world and global issues that matter to you the most.
- Our team writes pithy summaries of dozens of top global news stories every day, sorting through articles and reports with a human eye to ensure you are up to speed without wasting your time.
- Stories are categorized by the regions that matter to our community: Horn of Africa, Sahel, Africa, The Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and The Americas.
- Want something more specifically tailored to your discrete interests? You can add up to 5 keywords (e.g. USAID, Sudan, Malaria, Refugees) to custom fit our system to your needs.
- A daily roundup of the most talked blog posts, opinion columns and arguments buzzing in the humanitarian community.
- Hand picked RSS feeds so you can stay on top of breaking news on the topics and regions that matter most to you.
- An easy way to share stories you find with friends and colleagues, via email twitter or facebook.
DAWNS Mobile is available to download for free. However, to access all of our features requires an in-app subscription purchase for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. You can cancel at anytime. If you want to sign up for a free month trial of our email-based DAWNS Digest, sign up via the paypal link on the side bar.
The DAWNS Digest App is a project of the Development and Aid World News Service, a social enterprise started in 2011 by two humanitarian-minded bloggers. Through funds raised from subscription sales, we have started a micro-grant program to support reporting and storytelling on global humanitarian issues. The projects we support offer interesting takes on stories that do not often make it to the mainstream. In the first four months of our grants program we have supported a photographer in the Philippines who is documenting women of low means surviving with breast cancer; A Yemeni female journalist reporting on the plight of families displaced by conflict in southern Yemen; and a reporting team investigating a mysterious kidney disease afflicting a small agrarian community in Nicaragua. Our goal is to offer a modicum of financial support to people who have compelling stories to tell, but need an extra bit of help.
As we grow, so will the scale of our grants program.