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Mission impossible for next UN Syria envoy?

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:49
As Staffan de Mistura prepares to leave office, here’s a look at the UN peace process so far and why it keeps failing

Syria-Jordan: relief convoy fails to reach “desperate” border camp

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 21:34
A promised UN convoy of goods hasn’t made it to 45,000 Syrians. Child rape, underage marriage, hunger, and rampant violence have

Typhoon Yutu, refugee investment, and climate dragons: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 17:24
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Remedies and roadblocks as Senegal battles climate change

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 19:31
Some herding communities are still debating whether a project to rejuvenate arid land in the Sahel will work

In photos: Life and death in Venezuela’s depleted hospitals

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 17:54
A rare glimpse of Venezuela’s healthcare system shows barren clinics, desperate patients and doctors, and a humanitarian crisis the government denies

“Worse off than a war zone”: Inside Venezuela’s healthcare crisis

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 16:01
Venezuelans are relying on dozens of tiny local medical foundations for life-saving drugs, but it’s a mere band-aid over an imploding health system

IRIN hires new Africa editor and marketing manager

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:30
IRIN has hired experienced editor Sumayya Ismail as Africa Editor and Anna Rohleder as its first-ever marketing manager.

Famine in Yemen: A primer

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:10
A famine declaration in Yemen? Maybe. Mass hunger? Definitely.

You’ll never guess what I found at the UN General Assembly: Optimism

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 18:56
Trump may be thumbing his nose at multilateralism, but the defiant energy I felt at this year’s New York gathering gave me hope

Cholera returns to Yemen, with powerful allies

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:08
Health workers are concerned about controlling the disease as hunger, displacement, and economic collapse help it thrive

Reporter’s Diary: Heal Somalia’s former child soldiers, heal a nation

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 17:40
When children escape life with al-Shabab extremists, they don’t escape the trauma of years on the front lines. And there’s little help to be had in a nation still buffeted by violence

Meet India’s frontline local responders: the fishermen of Kerala

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:57
People hit by disaster can also be the first to respond. In coastal Kerala, local communities look to take on a greater role

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

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:10
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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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