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Early warnings, late response to Senegal’s food crisis

IRIN Plusnews Service - 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

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:56
Coverage of #MeToo, #AidToo, safeguarding, exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian sector

“Do no digital harm”

IRIN Plusnews Service - 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

IRIN Plusnews Service - 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

Famine and the machine

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 16:45
The World Bank has big plans to defeat famine. Not everyone’s convinced.

Abuses and disappearances mar Nigerian counter-insurgency campaign

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:33
How Nigeria’s attempts to weed out Boko Haram are backfiring

Oasis amid the drought: Local water systems give Afghans a reason to stay home

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:46
Severe drought has uprooted a quarter million Afghans this year. Could the aid sector and government have done more to prevent mass displacement?

How climate change is plunging Senegal’s herders into poverty

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:36
Global warming is more than a buzzword for six million people in the Sahel, who face food shortages and may be at risk of losing the herds that sustain their way of life

New health threats emerge for Sulawesi survivors

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:27
Indonesia’s government is requesting water treatment equipment from international aid groups as poor sanitation and lack of clean water raise the risk of infectious diseases

Sexual violence and war, from Congo to Iraq

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 20:05
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize spotlights rape as a combat weapon. Here’s a look at the issue through some of our coverage.

An open secret: Refugee pushbacks across the Turkey-Greece border

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 17:19
Rights groups say the shadowy practice violates international law and that the fate of those who are thwarted is largely unknown.

A vote without a say: Cameroon’s displaced anglophones wait for peace to return

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:19
As Cameroon votes, fighting is escalating in the anglophone regions and those displaced bear the brunt of a worsening humanitarian situation

Tsunami aid, Spanish surge, and sexual violence in war: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:14
Stay in the loop on humanitarian issues

“If the water finishes, we will leave”: Drought is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghans from their homes

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 20:07
Barren fields, rising debt, and desperate measures: What daily life looks like in the drought-stricken provinces of Herat and Badghis

Toilets and tents: A week after Indonesia’s tsunami, survivors still need basic aid

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 18:28
Local volunteers are reaching remote villages in Sulawesi, but the official response lags behind and relief supplies are slow to arrive

In a Nigerian migration hub, a local group swaps work skills for European dreams

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:08
Business or tailoring know-how allows Nigerians to build better lives at home, without crossing harsh deserts and unpredictable seas

Petit lexique des acronymes de l’aide d’urgence

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:30
Les intervenants internationaux qui répondent au tremblement de terre au Népal ont leur propre langue. Les phrases suivantes auraient un sens pour eux : « L’UNDAC et l’OSOCC sont sur le terrain, et le CRNU assume aussi les fonctions de CH. Parmi les besoins, on distingue les ANA, la RCA, les WASH et la CIMIC ; le FTS enregistre toutes les promesses de contribution. Une IA-RTE et une NA de style MIRA vont bientôt être lancées, tandis que l’INSARAG encadre les équipes de l’USAR, de l’ISAR, les EME et leurs chiens (K9) ».

After Russia-Turkey deal, the fate of Syria’s Idlib hangs in the balance

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:52
A buffer zone is supposed to prevent a bloody battle in Syria’s last rebel-held province, but are Assad’s forces and rebel factions on side?

US and UK halt key Syria aid shipments over extremist “taxes”

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:07
Hundreds of thousands of civilians require humanitarian assistance in Idlib, the last rebel pocket in northwestern Syria