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Aid, refugees, and peacekeeping at stake in new Western Sahara talks

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:28
Tens of thousands of indigenous Sahrawis are caught in the middle of the long-stagnant conflict.

Venezuela: Millions at risk, at home and abroad

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:54
A collection of our recent reporting.

Afghans battle with flood aftermath

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:02
After months of drought, flash floods bring more turmoil to rural communities in Afghanistan, with some fearing fresh downpours.

Note to humanitarians in South Sudan: strengthen the group, not just the individual

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 19:27
Aid programmes too often mirror the mindsets of foreign donors instead of the needs of the communities they are meant to serve.

Mozambique storm; North Korea aid; and conflict spikes in South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:01
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues.

In Madagascar, 1,100 measles deaths are more about money than ‘vaccine hesitancy’

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 23:11
Low immunisation rates that have claimed hundreds of children’s lives this year are driven by financial shortfalls and logistical hurdles.

Failed aid gambit deepens crisis for Venezuelans at closed Colombia border

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:55
The bid to bring in international aid was supposed to help Venezuelans. It hasn’t worked out that way, at least in the short term.

Hurdles on the road to peace in the Central African Republic

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:13
Last month’s peace deal is a chance to end years of conflict and displacement, but only if pitfalls around amnesty and justice are avoided.

In South Sudan, a ‘war on civilians’ despite six months of supposed peace

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 22:03
New violence is hindering the humanitarian response for thousands of displaced people who have little access to food, shelter, or medicine.

Aid groups worry new US anti-terror law could leave them liable

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 20:44
So far ATCA has only impacted NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza. Experts say it could have a much wider reach.

Dozens of aid workers, peacekeepers among Ethiopia air crash victims

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 19:31
A listing of available information on the more than 35 UN, African Union, and relief workers killed in the airline disaster.

In militarised Mali, humanitarian responders say aid is an afterthought

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 17:13
Needs are rising, but threats and poor communication between the many actors are hindering the ability of aid groups to provide assistance.

Local NGO risks, White Saviours, and the Sahel’s million new displaced: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 20:18
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues.

Congo massacre survivors tell of canoe escapes and being left for dead

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 19:14
Hundreds were killed over two December days in attacks that have left tens of thousands of people in a remote region with little assistance.

Q&A: How churches are leading the way in helping migrants with HIV

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:55
Assistance for migrants and refugees living with HIV/AIDS in much of the world is coming from a perhaps unlikely source: faith-based groups.

Event | IRIN becomes The New Humanitarian

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 20:13
Join us via livestream for our re-launch event on Thursday 21 March at 16:30-18:00 CET.

As peace efforts falter, violence in central Mali spirals further out of control

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:51
Ceasefires, French airstrikes, and demobilisation attempts are all failing to stem what the UN has described as ‘continuous displacement’.

How dire climate displacement warnings are becoming a reality in Bangladesh

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 18:25
Scientists say climate change was behind floods that wracked the northeast in 2017. Two years later, rice farmers are abandoning their land.

The trouble with plans to send 116,000 Burundian refugees home

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 15:49
To prevent a new cycle of conflict and displacement, the international community must step in to help fund and support reintegration.

The blame game over Syria’s winter fuel crisis

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 06:39
Sanctions, economic warfare, or government corruption: what is really causing the shortages?