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Afghan voting, Ugandan mudslides and Burundi’s rusty old signs: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:10
Stay in the loop on humanitarian issues

Aid under attack

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:40
The executions of two Red Cross midwives highlight the dangers of bringing aid to 7.7 million civilians in northeast Nigeria.

Schemes to stop sex abuse in the aid sector off to a shaky start

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:33
In a high-profile London #MeToo aid summit, controversy overshadows new initiatives

Early warnings, late response to Senegal’s food crisis

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:58
A lag in verifying data may have slowed action. ‘Nobody came to help,’ some herders say

Exploitation and Abuse

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:56
Coverage of #MeToo, #AidToo, safeguarding, exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian sector

“Do no digital harm”

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:45
As data and digital tools become standard in humanitarian work, so do concerns over power, access and limiting risks

Why Indonesia’s rules on foreign tsunami relief are rattling the aid sector

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:35
Foreign aid groups must now take the back seat in Indonesia disaster response. International responders are scrambling to adjust, as the humanitarian sector rethinks how it operates

Caribbean Tsunamis, Migration Art and Humanitarians and Climate Change: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:53
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Famine and the machine

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:45
The World Bank has big plans to defeat famine. Not everyone’s convinced.

Abuses and disappearances mar Nigerian counter-insurgency campaign

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:33
How Nigeria’s attempts to weed out Boko Haram are backfiring

Oasis amid the drought: Local water systems give Afghans a reason to stay home

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:46
Severe drought has uprooted a quarter million Afghans this year. Could the aid sector and government have done more to prevent mass displacement?

How climate change is plunging Senegal’s herders into poverty

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:36
Global warming is more than a buzzword for six million people in the Sahel, who face food shortages and may be at risk of losing the herds that sustain their way of life

New health threats emerge for Sulawesi survivors

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:27
Indonesia’s government is requesting water treatment equipment from international aid groups as poor sanitation and lack of clean water raise the risk of infectious diseases

Sexual violence and war, from Congo to Iraq

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:05
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize spotlights rape as a combat weapon. Here’s a look at the issue through some of our coverage.

An open secret: Refugee pushbacks across the Turkey-Greece border

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:19
Rights groups say the shadowy practice violates international law and that the fate of those who are thwarted is largely unknown.

A vote without a say: Cameroon’s displaced anglophones wait for peace to return

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:19
As Cameroon votes, fighting is escalating in the anglophone regions and those displaced bear the brunt of a worsening humanitarian situation

Tsunami aid, Spanish surge, and sexual violence in war: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:14
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“If the water finishes, we will leave”: Drought is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 20:07
Barren fields, rising debt, and desperate measures: What daily life looks like in the drought-stricken provinces of Herat and Badghis

Toilets and tents: A week after Indonesia’s tsunami, survivors still need basic aid

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 18:28
Local volunteers are reaching remote villages in Sulawesi, but the official response lags behind and relief supplies are slow to arrive

In a Nigerian migration hub, a local group swaps work skills for European dreams

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:08
Business or tailoring know-how allows Nigerians to build better lives at home, without crossing harsh deserts and unpredictable seas