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“No indication” Palestinian schools in East Jerusalem will close

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 20:27
UNRWA chief Pierre Krähenbühl tells IRIN about schools, US funding cuts, and the agency’s new $1.2 billion appeal.

In Syria’s Aleppo, a slow rebuild begins

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 20:07
Despite limited help, some locals are reconstructing their homes and businesses.

Fiji’s unheralded frontline disaster responders: women

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 18:00
In hazard-prone Pacific Island nations, women do much of the work to guard against disasters but still have to fight to be heard.

From El Nino to earthquakes: A leading disaster watcher scans the horizon for 2019

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 18:10
Despite wildfires, 2018 was a quiet year for natural disasters – but don’t relax, warns Debarati Guha-Sapir.

WATCH LIVE: The future of the UN's agency for Palestine refugees

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 15:46
Join us at the Graduate Institute in Geneva or through a livestream on Tuesday, 29 January at 18.30 CET.

After Davos, let’s turn talk into action

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:22
What would it take to prevent or shorten humanitarian crises? Peter Maurer of the ICRC and Tara Nathan of Mastercard have some ideas.

The choices they made: Hondurans at the US-Mexico border

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 20:49
Recounting why they made the journey north, Hondurans speak of a country failing them, of a faltering economy and unchecked drug violence.

Venezuela on the brink, WhatsApping hate, and a Davos bright spot: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 21:12
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

‘New humanitarians’ take a seat at the table

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 23:38
How corporate volunteers, tech gurus, social media activists, investors, philanthropists, and career aid workers are redefining humanitarian response.

Fleeing the last days of Islamic State in Syria

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:32
Thousands of people are pouring out of the militant group’s last enclave.

First Person: Returning to Dadaab

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 18:33
New US immigration rules, threats of camp closure, and more extremist violence are adding to the uncertainty in this sprawling refugee city.

Transcript of interview with Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:19
Our Middle East editor's interview with Mohammed al-Jaber.

Saudi envoy says Hodeidah deal make-or-break for Yemen peace efforts

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:58
In an interview, the ambassador to Yemen also discusses reconstruction plans and concerns extremist groups could gain ground if the war fragments.

Q&A: Why new peace talks on CAR really matter

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 18:38
The UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Central African Republic says increasing violence may push the strife-ridden country closer to famine.

South Sudan: “The whole country is traumatised”

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:24
With inadequate public funding for mental healthcare, aid groups try to step in.

Event | Follow IRIN at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:33
This week, IRIN will take part in the annual World Economic Forum gathering of top business and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland through a series of special events.

Al-Shabab attacks, swine fever, and sexual harassment at the UN: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:36
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Greek roads prove deadly for migrants on busy land route to Europe

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:58
One in four migrant deaths in mainland Europe are caused by car crashes in Greece.

As Venezuela’s denied crisis deepens, local aid groups shift tactics

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:31
Small organisations with little experience responding to emergencies are at the epicentre of one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises.

Exciting news from IRIN

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:15
We’re starting off the new year with some big news to share.