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Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:10
Due to their perceived affiliation with the old autocratic regime, people in the Tigray region are afraid of being targeted by association.

Briefing: How the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is changing

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 21:02
Aid groups are preparing for a new round of funding. But in city-sized refugee camps, emergency needs are morphing into long-term problems.

The unlikely diplomat bringing Yemen’s war dead home

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:20
In a war that has killed tens of thousands, meet the former boy scout and community activist turned body collector

Briefing: International politics and humanitarian aid collide in Venezuela

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 23:06
As Venezuela and the US lock horns, aid groups try to avoid being pulled into a political tug-of-war while helping the hungry and the sick.

Drought and rising costs to leave 2.4 million Zimbabweans needing food aid

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:23
The combination of climate change impacts, political protests, and the soaring cost of living is destroying a fragile, agro-based economy.

Security checks delaying urgent healthcare for Syrians fleeing Islamic State: UN official

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:56
Are security checks being prioritised over medical help, leading to unnecessary deaths?

The world’s 40 million invisible refugees

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:44
Principles to protect the rights of internally displaced people were outlined more than 20 years ago. It’s time to start following them.

Madagascar measles, Venezuela aid, and a dodgy data deal: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 21:16
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Q&A: Inside the effort to break the Venezuelan aid impasse

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:58
Venezuela’s de facto opposition representative in Geneva tells IRIN about behind-the-scenes efforts to get assistance into the country.

Briefing: Nigerians seek safety in Cameroon as Boko Haram crisis escalates

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:25
Tens of thousands of refugees who escaped a wave of attacks now need assistance, but not everyone who flees across the border finds safety.

Director’s Dispatch: Aid and the elite

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:05
“Are we really going to shift the needle like this? Us being here – isn’t it hiding the real issues?”

Whatever happened to the ceasefire deal in Yemen?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:34
A meeting on a boat, an agreement never signed: the fate of the Hodeidah deal and, by extension, of further peace talks, is still uncertain.

In rural Pakistan, ‘worst drought in years’ drives displacement and hunger

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:21
‘We have no option other than migrating’: Food insecurity and malnutrition are on the rise as farmers grapple with prolonged rain shortages.

New UN deal with data mining firm Palantir raises protection concerns

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 22:58
The UN’s food relief agency says it can become more efficient and save costs by tying up with the controversial US defense contractor.

As Venezuela crisis spirals, needs across the Colombian border grow

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:29
Help is still slow to reach many in border town Cúcuta, where 40,000 people are crossing every day.

Reporter’s Diary: Hope rises in Venezuela’s hunger-driven political crisis

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:32
Journalist Magnus Boding Hansen with the view from the run-down streets of the capital.

Q&A: Top US aid fraud investigator defends tough counter-terror stance

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:47
USAID’s watchdog clamps down on corruption and saves taxpayers millions, but critics say its rigid policies also deny aid to those in need.

Mediterranean death rates, networking in a rush, and a shaky ceasefire in Yemen: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:31
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

What effect did the US shutdown have on foreign aid?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:44
The longer-term impacts may be difficult to gauge but some immediate disruption is clear and “self-inflicted”.

Briefing: What the fuel protests mean for Zimbabweans

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:32
A deadly crackdown and growing economic uncertainty could make health and food security problems worse, and lead to a new wave of migration.