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

IRIN Plusnews Service - 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

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

Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:37
Intense cross-border collaboration hopes to stop the disease spreading from Congo into neighbouring Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.

Trump pullout plan leaves aid groups in northeast Syria scrambling

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:41
The future of aid and much else is uncertain in Kurdish-held regions of Syria.

In eastern Burkina Faso, local grievances help militancy take root

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:45
More than a million people may be in need of emergency aid this year, as Islamist groups spread fear and displacement across the country.

Where there’s political will, there’s a way to protect civilians

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 20:02
2019 can be better for civilians in conflict. Here’s how.

A “manufactured” Brexit migrant crisis masks new risks ahead

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:57
Over-reaction to a small rush of Iranian arrivals aside, Britain is in a mess over immigration and no one knows where things are heading.

Nigerian militancy, refugee winters, and a drone in Yemen: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 21:44
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Worries grow as more Venezuelans look to Peru

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 18:30
The number of Venezuelans in Peru is tipped to reach 1.4 million in 2019, even as the government appears to be hardening immigration policy.

Briefing: Sudanese call for bread and freedom

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:53
As protesters demand the president step down, parts of Sudan are in the midst of humanitarian crisis and 5.5 million people are in need.

Q&A: How to include more local women in emergency response

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:20
“There is a gap between what we're saying we want to do as the humanitarian sector, and what women responders are experiencing on the ground.”

No way back: New law adds pressure on asylum seekers in Italy

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:30
How are people coping with the prospect of losing humanitarian protection status? One Gambian shares his story, and his new worries.

“The world forgot us”: Women and healthcare in ruined Raqqa

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:37
With free medical attention hard to access around the Syrian city, a network of mobile clinics tries to fill the gaps for returnees.

Humanitarianism is in crisis. Digital innovation won’t fix it

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:43
We need to counter authoritarianism and populist politics with face-to-face engagement, not smart technology, agile design, and Big Data.

In South Sudan, girls forced into war face gender double standards in peace

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:30
Girls represent at least one in five children recruited by armed groups. Upon release, many endure stigma and find it hard to reintegrate.

My hope for 2019 is...

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 22:50
Here’s what humanitarians around the world would like to see in 2019

Six aid policy priorities to watch in 2019

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 18:00
From cash to #MeToo to “localisation”, we’ll be keeping a close eye on these issues in the year ahead

Ten humanitarian crises and trends to watch in 2019

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 20:20
Keep a close eye on these topics over the next 12 months. Here’s why

What 2018 looked like on the ground

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 16:59
What did some of the year’s most notable humanitarian news stories look like to those in the thick of it? Find out with the year in photos

UN food agency demands ‘immediate end’ to aid fraud in Yemen

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 20:45
The World Food Programme crackdown comes after both an internal review and a media investigation find that vital rations are being diverted