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Migrant superheroes, dodgy donors, and redesigning aid: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 19:58
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Opinion | Imagine a humanitarian system based on humans

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 18:37
Outdated assumptions, incentive structures, and power relations are no match for today’s crises. Here’s how to work differently.

Part 2: "We have become the target"

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:08
Humanitarian access is shrinking as violence spreads to new areas and armed groups proliferate in Central African Republic

Ebola: Fear, suspicion, and anger along Congo’s river of worry

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:29
If Ebola reaches Kinshasa, there’s a good chance it will come by river

Congo Ebola outbreak offers first test for emergency fund to prevent pandemics

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 18:04
The latest tool to combat pandemics isn’t a vaccine, it’s an insurance policy and a readily available cash kitty

A lost generation: No education, no dreams for Rohingya refugee children

IRIN Plusnews Service - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:08
Bangladesh has welcomed Rohingya refugees, but it won’t let them go to school

Deadly dust storms, a plea on Cameroon, and a data protection guide for humanitarians: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 23:32
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Central African Republic: Little peace to keep, but 4.7 million lives to live

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:58
Philip Kleinfeld spent five weeks reporting from inside the peacekeeping mission in CAR. His three-part series looks at UN operations in one of the world’s most neglected and least understood conflicts, the violence that hobbles humanitarian efforts, and rape victims left to fend for themselves long after initial revelations of their abuse by peacekeepers faded.Read the special report

Central African Republic: Little peace to keep, but 4.7 million lives to live

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:17
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Part 1. Inside mission impossible

IRIN Plusnews Service - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:25
How do you keep the peace in a country of dense jungle and spiralling conflict one and half times the size of France?

Marawi: Inside the Philippine city a siege turned into a ghost town

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:01
It’s been a year already, but displaced families are being told it’ll be at least another 18 months before they can return

Maduro election win is no victory for hungry Venezuelans

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:59
Venezuelans crossing into Colombia aren’t fleeing war; they’re abandoning a failing state

As Syria looks to rebuild, US and allies hope money can win where guns lost

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:18
In the post-war power games and political point-scoring, Syrian civilians are set to lose again

Ebola outbreak in Congo: What you need to know

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 00:23
A quick Q&A to get you up to speed on the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola risks, Gaza stats, and a vote in Burundi: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN Plusnews Service - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:19
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

When Artificial Intelligence meets humanitarian jargon

IRIN Plusnews Service - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:52
We asked a bot to devise new aid agency names and job titles. The results are in...  

EXCLUSIVE: Refugees in Sudan allege chronic corruption in UN resettlement process

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:11
UNHCR’s services are supposed to be provided impartially and free of charge, but some refugees in Khartoum allegedly had to ‘pay to play’

Emergency aid funding fell in 2017, even as Syria/Yemen wars drove needs higher

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:34
Humanitarian needs are growing – aid donors aren’t keeping pace

EXCLUSIVE: UN evacuation bid fails ahead of battle for key Yemen port

IRIN Plusnews Service - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:57
A plan to move Yemenis at risk stumbles before it even starts. Was it thought through properly?