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Missing pages, more on that jacket, and inside the mind of the Taliban: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 20:20
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Opinion | Isaacs must disavow US migration policy if he wants to lead IOM

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:42
Would Trump’s pick to lead the UN’s migration body represent the values of the UN system or those of the administration that nominated him?

Heavy rains a “huge wake-up call” to relocate vulnerable Rohingya

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:59
Torrential downpours damaged the camps faster than aid groups anticipated, but a severe land shortage leaves few safe options

Record coca, record murders: the flipside of “peace” in southern Colombia

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:09
A grim by-product of the landmark peace accord with the FARC guerrillas has been a surge in assassinations in the coca-growing regions they used to control

Destination Europe: Homecoming

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:11
There’s a saying in Sierra Leone: “To try and fail is not a disgrace”. Except, it seems, if you’re a migrant who returns empty-handed

Razed villages and empty fields await Congo-Brazzaville’s displaced

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:57
Civilians can finally return to Congo’s Pool region, but a shaky peace agreement and scarce food and services may keep them away

Congo-Brazzaville satellite images

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:24

UPDATED: Congo-Brazzaville’s hidden war

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:36
In the government’s scorched-earth campaign against opposition “Ninjas”, civilians are the overwhelming victims

Afghan peace marches, TED talks for refugees, and whatever happened to those aid reforms? The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 20:20
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Hodeidah: What the assault means for Yemen’s civilians and the aid effort

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:18
It’s a province, a city, a port, and a lifeline for millions of Yemenis

IRIN News hires veteran New York Times editor to lead its journalism

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:30
Josephine Schmidt will lead IRIN’s journalism as it seeks to bring increasingly rare field reporting from crises like Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo to wider global audiences.

Q&A: How a legal challenge on Rohingya deportation could redefine the bounds of international justice

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:50
The “test case” could pave the way for the International Criminal Court to investigate similar allegations involving Syrian refugees

Cameroon’s anglophone war, part 1: A rifle as the only way out

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:51
Why hundreds of anglophone farmers are taking on the US-trained Cameroonian army with hunting rifles

A day in the life of a Kabul emergency room

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:18
What “an uptick in violence” looks like to civilians caught in the middle of it

It’s time for the European Union to push Yemen towards peace

IRIN Plusnews Service - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 14:49
The EU has credibility with Yemen’s warring sides. With a potentially catastrophic battle looming in Hodeidah, the negotiating table offers a better way forward

More migrant disasters, less help for Yemenis, and Cameroon’s brewing war: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 21:10
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Songs, radio shows, and door-to-door visits: how community awareness is helping defeat Ebola in Congo

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:03
Fighting the virus effectively means dispelling rumour and changing behaviour

Reporter’s View: Philip Kleinfeld on the urgency of covering the Central African Republic

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:43
The correspondent behind our CAR series discusses why he’d rather talk with people at the heart of complex conflicts than be part of the White House press corps

Colombian election throws future of peace deal into doubt

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:00
The 17 June runoff is a pivotal moment for a country grappling with humanitarian crises old and new

‘Always looking at the sky’: Life amidst Somalia’s flood waters

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:30
A year of drought followed by record rains has left hundreds of thousands of Somalis facing new health risks as they rebuild their makeshift shelters