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Briefing: Months after a massacre in Congo, little aid but plenty of fear

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 19:05
Eleven weeks after violence in Yumbi left more than 535 people dead, tens of thousands who fled still lack basic assistance.

Nigerian challenges, cash aid headaches, and making mental health matter: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 21:17
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues.

Ethiopia’s neglected crisis: No easy way home for doubly displaced Gedeos

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:53
A merry-go-round of evictions and government-pressured returns has left tens of thousands without adequate access to humanitarian aid.

Key donors freeze Uganda refugee aid after UN mismanagement scandal

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:27
In the aftermath of fraud and alleged corruption, the UN says the suspension of funds could threaten vital services to those most at risk.

UN probes substandard food aid for mothers and children

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 20:42
Nutritional deficiencies in a $30 million shipment of cereal mix highlight quality and supply chain challenges for specialised aid products.

Why Venezuelan migrants need to be regarded as refugees

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 17:06
Even if we don’t call it a ‘refugee’ crisis, the best way forward in Latin America is likely based on what’s working for refugees elsewhere.

Saudi Arabia and UAE in record pledge at Yemen aid conference

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 22:10
The UN and relief groups got $2.6 billion of the $4.2 billion they asked for as the war approaches the four-year mark.

Reporter’s Notebook: Still on the trail of Boko Haram

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 18:14
Nigeria insists the extremist group is nearly defeated. Yet in the country’s northeast, farmers remain afraid to return to their fields and children grow up without parents, homes, or schools.  

Countering militancy in the Sahel

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:33
An overview of our recent reporting on the causes and humanitarian consequences of violent extremism in West Africa.  

North Korea’s silent health crisis

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 22:24
“A brighter future”: The discourse ahead of the Trump-Kim summit is short on what matters to ordinary citizens.

As displacement runs to years, northern Iraq camps need an overhaul

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:54
The sites were meant to be temporary. Years later, tents need replacing and residents are increasingly vulnerable to the elements.

Rival Venezuela pop concerts, the “triple nexus”, arming US aid officials: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 20:54
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues.

Colombia’s border schools strained by new arrivals

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:42
The number of students from Venezuela — including Colombians returning home after fleeing earlier unrest — is rising, and the education system can’t keep up.

First Person: To stop Ebola, ask the rebels to help

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:08
Earning the trust of affected communities is essential – especially in active conflict zones.

Why the Venezuelan opposition’s high-stakes aid gamble must pay off

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:25
If Maduro falls, using aid as a political tool will be hailed as a masterstroke. If he doesn't, it could have catastrophic consequences.

As Afghanistan’s capital grows, its residents scramble for clean water

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:21
Humanitarian work or city planning? In rapidly expanding Kabul, urban migration and water shortages spur an aid rethink.

Briefing: Haiti’s new crisis and the humanitarian risks

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:56
Protests have erupted at high inflation, soaring prices, and a political elite accused of siphoning off billions of dollars in foreign aid.

In Libya, hard economic times force migrant workers to look elsewhere

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:49
Libya is unable to care for its own population, let alone the tens of thousands of migrant workers its struggling economy relies on.

South Sudan clashes, local aid partners, and a €500 million grant: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:53
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

In Cúcuta, a soup kitchen and a long road ahead for Venezuelans

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:50
More than three million people have left Venezuela since 2015. For many, the first stop, in border town Cúcuta, is a harsh reality check.