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Al-Shabab attacks, swine fever, and sexual harassment at the UN: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:36
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Greek roads prove deadly for migrants on busy land route to Europe

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:58
One in four migrant deaths in mainland Europe are caused by car crashes in Greece.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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