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Rohingya camps run out of time as Bangladesh storm season arrives

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:34
Despite weeks of preparations, officials and residents are bracing for the likelihood that winds and rain will cut off aid access and destroy shelters

Mosul: Overcoming the trauma of IS rule, one haircut at a time

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:31
In post-conflict Iraq, mental healthcare is scarce. So women turn to their hairdressers

Opinion | Give peace a real chance in Yemen

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:59
A new special envoy to Yemen brings a new chance for negotiating peace. The Security Council can help by offering a realistic path forward.

Nine months on, a race against time to find pregnant Rohingya rape survivors

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:24
Workers in Bangladesh’s refugee camps are looking for women and girls who are expecting. But many are ashamed, and don’t want to be found

Syria strike, Congo no-show, and North Korea funding in freefall: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:24
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Congo: A decades-long cycle of war

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:48
A curation of in-depth reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the gulf between aid funding and humanitarian needs is growing fast

Ahead of peace talks, a who’s who in South Sudan’s splintering civil war

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:41
As the conflict in South Sudan fractures, who are the main protagonists heading into crucial talks in Addis Ababa?

Six months after US sanctions lifted, promised aid access in Sudan remains limited

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:30
Is President Omar al-Bashir only paying lip service to reforms so Sudan is removed from Washington’s state sponsors of terrorism list?

Opinion | Let’s end this competition of misery

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:02
It’s time to stop comparing human suffering, a reductive shorthand that boils down to: who is most deserving of rich people’s attention?

As conflict spreads, chronic displacement becomes a powderkeg in Afghanistan

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:53
Experts warn that the long-term consequences of today’s displacement crisis may not be felt for generations  

Disaster labels, hate speech, and hypocrisy on equality: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:05
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Money, culture, language: barriers to Turkey’s bid to end refugee-only schools

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:45
If Turkey’s education plans are to serve as a template for other refugee-hosting nations, they must overcome a lot of obstacles

Politics and oil: the unseen drivers of violence in Congo’s Ituri Province

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:43
It’s too easy to blame outbreaks of violence in Congo on ethnic tensions

After Afrin: No Safe Haven

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:31
After fleeing aerial bombardment and advancing ground forces, former residents of Afrin face hunger, sickness, and hidden explosives

Record-breaking donation from Saudi Arabia, UAE sets stage for Yemen aid event

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:22
As the UN tries to plug a wide gap in paying for Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, how much should it be relying on the warmakers?

Trapped between rebels and air raids, civilians in Eastern Ghouta face chaos

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 20:39
President Bashar al-Assad’s forces are poised to retake full control of the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. What does this mean for its inhabitants?

UN dating app sting, Afghan snowmelt, and how to spend (or not) $1.6 trillion: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 18:55
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

A LinkedIn to combat rights abuse?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 20:28
How an open source database has become a new tool in the fight against human rights abuse

Caring for the chronically ill in Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:59
Palliative care is not part of most humanitarian responses. One group is trying to change that – in the middle of the Rohingya refugee crisis

Syrian refugees in Turkey face calls to return as public mood changes

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:35
Turks used to be broadly supportive of Syrian refugees, but patience has worn thin and pressure to send some back is growing