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Climate disasters, Congo elections, and charitable countries: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:36
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

South Sudan: Peace on paper

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:59
A revitalised agreement is the latest in a string of failed peace attempts. Is this new deal any different, and will it hold?

“Nowhere to go” on the front lines of climate change

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:53
Vanishing land, climate migrants, and a warming world: Vulnerable communities grapple with climate threats while the cost of coping soars

South Sudan: The humanitarian toll of half a decade of war

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:53
Five years since conflict began, this collection of IRIN’s coverage explores the civilian costs

No easy road out as South Sudan marks half a decade of war

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:22
A peace deal shakily holds but, after five years of conflict, 400,000 people are dead, 4.5 million are displaced and many still live in fear

Briefing: The new global migration pact

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:11
There's been uproar, especially in Europe, over the UN's just-adopted migration compact. Is it merited, and what does the deal actually do?

Unsafe in Syria, unwanted in Lebanon

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:46
Dangerous attempts to reach Cyprus by sea show how Syrians feel increasingly trapped in Lebanon as pressure to return home grows

A new normal in humanitarian aid: treating middle-class diseases

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:16
Crises in countries like Syria and Venezuela are requiring aid groups to learn to deal with chronic ailments like diabetes and high blood pressure

In Colombia, a first camp for Venezuelans but only as a “last resort”

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:39
Colombia is loath to set up permanent camps for those fleeing Venezuela, but humanitarian needs are growing

Rebuilding lives while awaiting peace in South Sudan

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:40
Local groups are helping South Sudanese get a fresh start after five years of civil war

New Italian law adds to unofficial clampdown on aid to asylum seekers

IRIN Plusnews Service - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:29
Thousands of new arrivals were already being cut from services, an IRIN investigation found, and the new measures will add some of the most vulnerable

Congo data, South Sudan attacks, and UNAIDS in crisis: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:42
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

What’s at stake in Yemen peace talks

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:48
As the warring parties meet in Sweden, here’s what 44 months of war has meant for millions of Yemenis 5,000 kilometres away

Venezuela gold rush feeds a growing malaria epidemic

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 22:20
Unlike other parts of the crisis-hit country, the mining town of El Callao is booming, but so is disease

Venezuela’s doctors and patients share tales of despair and dismay

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:34
Drugs and doctors are harder and harder to come by, and shortages of water and electricity help disease and death to thrive

UN appeals for record $4 billion to help the people of Yemen

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 20:28
The UN’s emergency relief arm is requesting funds to aid 93.6 million people in 2019, including 2.2 million who have fled Venezuela

Aid deliveries to Syria at risk in UN Security Council vote

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:50
The UN may provide only one fifth of cross-border aid to Syria, but humanitarians say its role is about more than just numbers

Reporter’s View: Stefanie Glinski on covering South Sudan’s civil war

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 21:25
As the conflict in South Sudan approaches the five-year mark, what it’s like for the journalists covering it?

Sex for jobs, fake aid workers, and women responders: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:05
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues